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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team clinched the MAC East division title and set program records in Friday night's 95-82 win over Bowling Green. But don't expect them to be, like, impressed with it. "That’s like a small little goal that nobody ever talked about around here," third-year UB coach Nate Oats said of winning the division. "Like, we got way big…

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CJ Massinburg and Jeremy Harris scored 20 points each as the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team stayed perfect in Mid-American Conference play with a 84-74 road win at Western Michigan. The victory pushed the Bulls’ winning streak to seven games, which marks their longest run since winning eight straight en route to the MAC Tournament championship in 2015. U…

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The University at Buffalo just kicked off its Mid-American Conference men's basketball schedule, but the team is already battle tested. "We've pretty much seen it all," Bulls forward Nick Perkins said. That's not an exaggeration. The Bulls faced the seventh strongest non-conference schedule in Division I basketball according to the RPI. They've gone to battle with No…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Cierra Dillard: The UB women's basketball star was three rebounds away from a triple-double in a 76-59 victory against St. Bonaventure on Friday. She had 14 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the first double-double of her career. 2. ECC men's basketball: Shaku…

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The University at Buffalo's CJ Massinburg has become one of the best players in Mid-American Conference basketball. He's averaging 20 points per game, good for second in the conference, and is arguably UB's best rebounder despite being a guard. UB coach Nate Oats said he recently got a call from an NBA scout about Massinburg. One might expect Oats to say this was all pa…

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Six Bulls scored in double figures in UB basketball's breezy 86-70 victory against Robert Morris Saturday. The Bulls shot at an efficient pace, 52 percent from the field and 38 from 3-point range, to clinch a third straight victory for the first time this season. UB used a 17-6 run at the end of the first half to create a 16-point cushion. The Bulls controlled the game …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Courtney Stockard hit a layup with 3.2 seconds remaining to complete the Bonnies' upset victory against previously unbeaten Maryland Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic. Stockard, who missed the previous two games with injury, scored a c…

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Team: University at Buffalo Bulls Affiliation: Mid-American Conference Coach: Nate Oats, 3rd year (37-30) Last year: 20-15, 10-8 (3rd) A few years out from the University at Buffalo's first trip to the NCAA Tournament, coach Nate Oats and the Bulls have accomplished something even more elusive than a bid to the big dance: consistent success. It's set a new tone…