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Another Big 4 men’s basketball game is slated for Saturday as the University at Buffalo hosts Niagara at Alumni Arena for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The Bulls and Purple Eagles haven’t played each other since Nov. 29, 2017, a 106-87 UB triumph. Buffalo (7-4) downed Canisius, 82-73, on Wednesday while Niagara (2-7) fell to St. Bonaventure, 87-70. Davonta Jordan set a personal b…

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Freshman Dyaisha Fair scored 10 of her 27 points in the last 5:57 to help the University at Buffalo women pull away to a 67-59 nonconference victory over Dayton on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena. The Bulls led 56-54 before Fair hit a 3-pointer. Jenna Giacone matched that for the Flyers, but Fair scored the game’s next six points for 65-57 lead 28 seconds left. Jayla S…

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After nine days off, the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team returns to action Tuesday night against a difficult opponent. Riding a three-game win streak that completed a string of five games away from Alumni Arena, the Bulls will face Dayton in a 7 p.m. game The visiting Flyers (5-5) were a semifinalist last season the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament and e…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team is No. 155 in the initial NET rankings of the season released Monday. UB (6-4) is coming off a loss to Army on Saturday and hosts Canisius College (5-4) on Wednesday. The Golden Griffins are No. 244 in the rankings. St. Bonaventure University, which is 6-4 and riding a five-game winning streak, sits at No. 189. Niaga…

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Malik Johnson and Jalani White had big games for Canisius on Saturday in the Golden Griffins’ first men’s basketball game at the Koessler Athletic Center since Nov. 16. Johnson racked up 20 points, seven assists and four rebounds while White had 16 points and five boards off the bench as Canisius downed Holy Cross, 80-72. The Griffs (5-4) overcame 11 turnovers in the…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will open a five-game homestand Saturday when the Bulls host Army at Alumni Arena at 2 p.m. (ESPN 1520). It will be UB’s first five-game homestand since the 2008-09 season and its first game against Army since a 56-54 win over the Black Knights on Dec. 1, 2010. The Bulls (6-3) downed undefeated DePaul last Sunday, 74-69…

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The UB men’s basketball team will be in action Sunday as the Bulls travel to Chicago, Ill., for a 5 p.m. game with undefeated DePaul University at the Wintrust Arena (FS1). It will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams and the first time that UB has played an unbeaten squad since they lost to Iowa State on Dec. 7, 2015, 84-63. The Blue Demons (9-0) are on t…

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Their four-game win streak ended on Monday by Hofstra, the Canisius Golden Griffins will close out their appearance in the Boca Raton Beach Classic in Florida by taking on host Florida Atlantic at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Abessinio Court in FAU Arena. FAU (4-4) lost to St. Bonaventure, 70-61, Monday night in one bracket final of the Boca Classic. The Canisius (4-3) loss t…

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St. Bonaventure triumphed over the host team, Florida Atlantic, 71-64, on Monday night to win the Hall of Fame Bracket of the Boca Raton Beach Classic on Abessinio Court at FAU Arena in Boca Raton, Fla. Earlier in the day, Canisius ran into an old rival, former Niagara coach Joe Mihalich, and lost to his Hofstra Pride, 64-57, in the championship game of the Boca Classic…

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The Canisius and St. Bonaventure men’s teams and the University at Buffalo women stayed on their winning ways and the Niagara men won their first under new coach Greg Paulus in Sunday’s Big 4 college basketball. Niagara forced 15 turnovers and took care of the ball with only nine, in defeating Norfolk State, 65-61, in Norfolk, Va., after opening the season with five str…

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The UB women’s basketball team opened the Hawk Classic tournament with a 63-59 win over Drexel University on Saturday at the Hagan Arena at St. Joseph’s University in Philadalphia, Pa. Freshman Dyaisha Fair led the team with 26 points, her seventh-straight game scoring at least 24. The Rochester native was 6-of-15 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and went 1…

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Niagara built an 18-point lead after three quarters and had more than enough left to hold off Oakland, 77-63, in a nonconference women’s basketball game Monday night at the Gallagher Center. It was the first win of the season for the Purple Eagles after five losses. Niagara outscored the Grizzlies in the second quarter, 19-11, to take a 37-27 halftime lead. Coach Jad…

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A late rally with minutes to spare lifted UB over Towson University, 76-73, in the semifinal round of the Charleston Classic consolation bracket Friday night in Charleston, S.C. Josh Mballa tipped in the go-ahead basket with 1:02 to play, and the Bulls got insurance baskets from Jayvon Graves and Ronaldo Segu. It was enough to close out the Tigers. Graves led the tea…

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Dyaisha Fair continued her scoring tear by racking up 25 points as the UB women’s basketball team downed Columbia, 82-72, on Friday at UB’s Alumni Arena. Fair, a freshman from Rochester, recorded 24, 31 and 24 points in the Bulls’ first three games. She added five rebounds and five assists in Friday’s win. Hanna Hall had 16 points while Theresa Onwuka had 14. Keowa W…