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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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Big 4 basketball at the First Niagara Center - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Chris Perez came up big in the second half and helped Canisius surprise UB 69 to 55.

The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Davidson Wildcats started the night of Big 4 basketball at the First Niagara Center with a game that saw a back-and-forth first half with the Purple Eagles opening it up in the second half, walking away with a 83-72 win over the…

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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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10 reasons to see Big 4 hoops at First Niagara Center - OPINION

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Fifteen years have passed since the University at Buffalo (4-2) and Canisius College (5-3, 2-0 MAAC) squared off in a downtown neutral site.

To put 15 years into perspective, remember that the Memorial Auditorium—the Aud, as we knew it—closed in…

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UB surges late to sink St. Bonaventure - PHOTOS

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With just over five minutes left and the Bulls down by six, Joshua Freelove made the first of four straight three-pointers made by four different Bulls players, and Buffalo was able to come from behind late for a 78-73 victory over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. …

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Immediate reactions: UB 78, St. Bonaventure 73

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A hot three-point shooting barrage late in the second half propelled the University at Buffalo Bulls past Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure, 78-73, in front of 4,652 at…

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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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The Hurley Effect: UB reels in Marshall transfer Hanner

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UB basketball head coach Bobby Hurley has yet to coach a single basketball game at Alumni Arena, but he’s already inking transfers because of his reputation.

According to Zagsblog.com, a post by primary site author Adam Zagoria reveals Marshall power…

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St. Bonaventure’s Conger invited to work out in front of all NBA teams

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Summer 2013 is a quiet season for graduating Big 4 basketball players, especially considering last summer’s fanfare that accompanied St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson—who was selected No. 19 to the Orlando Magic in the 2012 NBA Draft.

A…

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Greener pastures: Four former Purple Eagles find landing spots

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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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‘Colt’ tramples Griffs in CIT quarterfinals

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It took a magical performance from Evansville’s Colt Ryan to end the Canisius Griffins’ postseason run to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

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8 things to know about new UB head coach Bobby Hurley

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The University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White announced this afternoon that former Rhode Island assistant Bobby Hurley would be the new head coach for the UB Bulls men’s basketball program, replacing the fired Reggie Witherspoon.

In a 5 p.m.…

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Resilient Griffs earn home playoff game Tuesday

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The bandwagon for Canisius’ postseason run continues to hum along, as the Griffs knocked off Youngstown State in an epic comeback on Saturday night and solidified another home game in the CIT’s third round.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Griffs (20-13…

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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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