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The Niagara men’s basketball team will look to gain some momentum this afternoon as the Purple Eagles host Vermont at 2 p.m. in the Gallagher Center. Niagara is coming off a 75-59 win over Hartford, the 250th career win for coach Joe Mihalich. Today’s game, a BracketBuster return game, features a Vermont team that is the defending America East champions and off to a 6-3 start this season.

Antoine Mason continues to lead Niagara (4-6), averaging 18.6 points.

Tonight at 7, the Niagara women will take the court at Gallagher, hosting Colgate (4-5). The Purple Eagles (4-4) have won three of their last four games.

Meanwhile St. Bonaventure and Canisius will meet in a Big 4 women’s matchup at 1 in the Reilly Center.

The Bonnies have won 17 straight games against Big 4 opponents. At 5-6 this season, Bona is coming off a loss at West Virginia, the last of eight straight road games. Doris Ortega leads Bona, averaging 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds.

Canisius (2-5) is coming off a loss to Albany.