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Assessing the future of Big 4 basketball

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Even without the advantage of hindsight, it’s easy to argue that the Big 4—the University at Buffalo, Canisius College, St. Bonaventure and Niagara—is exiting a golden age of college basketball.

I’m not trying to be aggressively Eeyore,…

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Immediate reactions: Quinnipiac 89, Niagara 80 - MAAC Quarters

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When Quinnipiac smacked around Canisius, 88-81, at the KAC, the Bobcats looked formidable, a likely favorite for the MAAC Tournament.

The problem with March is that projections go…

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Canisius plucks Purple Eagles, 71-65 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Canisius frustrated Niagara's Antoine Mason all night long in Griffs' 71-65 win over Purple Eagles.

The Gallagher Center at Niagara University was packed as the Canisius Golden Griffins pulled out a victory over the plucky Niagara Purple Eagles 71-65.

Antoine Mason, the nation’s leading scorer, was held to 17 points while Billy Baron, going into the…

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Canisius thumps Niagara at sold-out KAC - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Niagara's Wesley Myers had his hands full while Canisius's Billy Baron scored 31 on the night as the Griffs down the Eagles 87.

It was cold outside, but hot inside Canisius’s Koessler Athletic Center as the Niagara University Purple Eagles—boasting the nation’s Division I leading scorer, Antoine Mason—invaded the home of the Canisius Griffins and fell to the Griffs…

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Immediate reactions: Canisius 87, Niagara 74

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Canisius’ starting big men hear a lot of criticism. Senior center Chris Manhertz has trouble staying on the floor due to foul trouble, while 6’11 forward Jordan Heath would rather lurk on the perimeter than battle inside.

In the

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Kloof’s buzzer-beating heroics bounce Niagara - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}St Bonaventure's Charlon Kloof goes full court and sinks the layup with 00:00 on the clock to beat Niagara University 74-72.

A cold winter rain filled the night around the Gallagher Center at Niagara University as the bi-partisan crowd made its way into the arena to enjoy what turned out to be a barn-burner of a Big 4 basketball game between the Niagara Purple Eagles and the St. Bonaventure…

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Immediate reactions: St. Bonaventure 74, Niagara 72

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Not every college basketball player has the pleasure of experiencing a Tyus Edney moment, but St. Bonaventure’s Charlon Kloof beat the buzzer with a coast-to-coast layup to push

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Improving Purple Eagles to face imposing Bonnies

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After plodding through five games in 12 days, Niagara men’s basketball has had 10 days off to stand back and assess its season—it doesn’t hurt that the tough slate concluded with two wins.

A 61-56…

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Immediate reactions: Niagara 83, Davidson 72

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No one realistically expected Chris Casey to lead Niagara to a record over .500—or even close—11 games into his first year as an NCAA Division I head coach.

At 2-8 entering Wednesday’s First Niagara Center clash against Davidson, Casey had…

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Niagara holds on to nip UB in home opener - PHOTOS

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A packed Gallagher Center saw its home team, the Niagara University Purple Eagles (1-1), hold on to a lead they held nearly all night to defeat Big 4 rival the University at Buffalo Bulls (0-2) by a score of 92-81 on Wednesday night. 

After a few shaky…

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Niagara basketball’s future: Chris Casey turns purple

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Chris Casey may be primed to enter his first Division I head coaching job, but fortunately, his predecessor has made the newcomer’s life paradoxically good and bad.

The 21st head coach in Niagara’s history addressed school administrators, alumni,…

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Niagara expected to hire Casey in Monday presser

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According to CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman, Niagara University men’s basketball will hire former Long…

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5 things we learned from Niagara’s season-ending loss to Maryland

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Pitted against a perennial ACC power in the National Invitational Tournament, the Niagara Purple Eagles still had a lot to play for in Tuesday night’s first-round…

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Buffalo.com’s All-Big 4 Basketball teams

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What began as a year of promise for Big 4 basketball in Western New York closed unceremoniously, as no local team advanced past the conference…

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MAAC Tournament: Big 4 bully Iona sends Niagara packing

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It may be the first time in recent memory that Canisius and Niagara can agree on something: the Iona Gaels were the villain of the 2013 MAAC Tournament.

Fewer than 24 hours after

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