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With high expectations for the 2018-19 season, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team is putting together an aggressive non-conference schedule. UB will travel to West Virginia and Marquette, a source confirmed after recent reports. The game in Morgantown against the Mountaineers will be a rematch of the 2015 NCAA Tournament first-round game. UB rallied but …

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By Zach Schonbrun SAN ANTONIO – Juggernauts are not supposed to look like this, without a superstar, a catchy nickname, a lineup of future NBA All-Stars or the air of intimidation that is palpable even in layup lines. Villanova has none of these things. History, though, will look back at these Wildcats and their tactical, almost apologetic dominance throughout their …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Ricardo Ruiz Martinez: The junior  set a Daemen men's tennis record for singles victories in a season, winning for the 14th time in the Wildcats' 8-1 loss to Southern New Hampshire. Ruiz Martinez defeated Ricardo Marreiros in three sets to earn his sixth victory in his l…

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The circle came around on Easter morning in San Antonio. The Rev. Mike Rozier, a Jesuit buddy of John Beilein's, presided over a sprawling family Mass in a hotel conference room. An army of relatives showed up, including the coach's wife, Kathleen, most of their kids and grandchildren, and maybe 60 others from the larger family. On specific request, the priest made a po…

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The setup for the upcoming 3X3U Tournament will be familiar for the three local ballers heading to San Antonio: Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley and University at Buffalo's Wes Clark. It's 3-on-3, halfcourt, first to 21 wins. "It's like a pickup setting," Crumpton said. 'Things that you do back home when you're with your friends." The bigges…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Ally Power: The University at Buffalo junior pitcher threw her first no-hitter in the Bulls' 9-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series against Eastern Michigan. She struck out five and walked three in five scoreless innings, propelling UB to its first Mid-American…

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No. 11 seeded University at Buffalo Bulls play No. 2 seeded South Carolina Gamecocks at 11:30 a.m. on March 24 at Times Union Center. Buffalo News sports reporter Amy Moritz spoke with WGRZ's Heather Prusak in advance of the game. Read more of Mortiz's game preview and predictions here: http://buffalonews.com/2018/03/23/buffalo-vs-south-carolina-ncaa-tournament-br…

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After Rhode Island men's basketball coach Danny Hurley decided to take the job at UConn, Pittsburgh turned the attention of its coaching search to University at Buffalo coach Nate Oats and Washington's Mike Hopkins, according to a report from Adam Zagoria of SNY. Oats, who led UB to the NCAA Tournament twice in the last three years, recently signed a five-year contract …

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News sports reporter Tim Graham's radio show airs from 4 to 6 p.m. today on 1270 The Fan and here at [BN] Blitz. Graham will discuss his exclusive interview with O.J. Simpson in Las Vegas and the mixed reaction to his piece from readers. News columnist Jerry Sullivan, Daemen men's basketball coach Mike MacDonald and regular guest Lyndsey D'Arcangelo are scheduled…

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The Elons and Belmonts have vanished. Gone are the Mercers and Florida Gulf Coasts and Northern Colorados. The Drakes and North Carolina A&Ts are dial tones. Peruse the NCAA Tournament bracket and mostly you'll find women's seeds you would expect. So much chaff has been whisked away. Yet the University at Buffalo remains among the tall stalks, a Sweet 16 entrant …

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This is what I'm thinking: The University at Buffalo women's basketball team's march to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament is getting the attention of more local viewers. Its 86-65 upset victory over host Florida State Monday night on ESPN 2 had a 4.0 local rating from 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., which was almost double the approximate 2.3 rating for its first-round ups…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men’s and women’s basketball: UB became the second collegge and first since Georgia in 1983 to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams earn their first NCAA Tournament win in the same year. The men’s season came to an end in the Round of 32 …

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team deserves a larger TV audience for its NCAA Tournament game against Florida State at 6:30 Monday on ESPN 2 than it received for its first-round victory over South Florida early Saturday afternoon. UB's 102-79 upset of South Florida had between a 2.1 and 2.3 preliminary local rating on ESPN 2. That was about one-seventh…