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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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UB Bulls dominate Miami RedHawks, 78-55 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}The UB Bulls completely smothered the Miami Red Hawks in the second half of UB's 78-55 win.

It was still winter outside on this first Saturday in March when the noon-time battle between the UB Bulls and the Miami Red Hawks had begun. Most of the seats in the Alumni Arena were full.

After a talented eighth-grade girl belted out the National Anthem…

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First-place UB Bulls handle Akron Zips, 96-90 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Jarod Oldham with a Jordanesque move puts up 2 of his 20 in UB's 96 - 90 win over Akron.

When the fans filled UB’s Alumni Arena Wednesday night to watch a battle between two of the best teams in the MAC, no one had in mind a scenario like the offensive battle that unfolded.

Three Bulls scored 20 or more points: Joshua Freelove had 21, while…

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UB Bulls snuff Kent State Golden Flashes - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}Will Regan had a great night scoring 25  with 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots as the Bulls beat the Golden Flashes 71-60

It had been a while since the UB Bulls had beaten the Kent State Golden Flashes, but that streak ended Saturday night in Alumni Arena as the UB Bulls defeated the visitors, 71-60.

It seemed the night started sloppily for the Bulls with a couple turnovers—they…

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Tsuj’s Ten: The day after Canisius toppled UB

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If you’re a local college basketball fan, you’ve probably heard about Canisius’ wild 26-4 run to close out a 69-55 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls.…

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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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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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Local college hoops to return to First Niagara Center

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Dec. 11 will be a special day for Western New York college basketball fans.

The season’s non-conference slate will be in full swing, and the pinnacle will be Canisius against the University at Buffalo at the First Niagara Center, a

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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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Baron, Green earn mid-major honors; McCrea snubbed

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The accolades keep rolling in for Western New York’s college basketball stars, as Canisius point guard Billy Baron and Niagara’s Juan’ya Green were named to CollegeInsider.com’s Lou Henson…

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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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‘Spoon down: UB Bulls can head coach Witherspoon

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Even though the UB Bulls unceremoniously stumbled in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals last night, no one really saw this personnel move coming.

University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White released a statement today to announce the firing of…

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Is Buffalo college hoops content with falling just short? - OPINION

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All Buffalo basketball players should handle defeat like Canisius’ Billy Baron and UB’s Javon McCrea.

After any Canisius or UB loss this year, Baron and McCrea approached the media identically. Walking into post-game press conferences, their expressions…

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University at Buffalo begins MAC title quest tonight

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Even though the 12-19 UB Bulls failed to earn a bye in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, at least Reggie Witherspoon and his No.…

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UB Bulls shock No. 24 Akron Zips 81-67 - PHOTOS

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{video_photo_caption}UB Bulls beat 24th ranked Akron Zips 81-67

The Akron Zips came to town undefeated in the MAC and ranked 24th in the country but left as losers as the UB Bulls proved they were not afraid of the Zips. A largely shirtless and enthusiastic True Blue student body created a thrilling atmosphere at Alumni Arena as…

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