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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: https://buffalonews.com/2018/03/23/buffalo-vs-south-carolina-ncaa-tournament-b…

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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…

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Here is what UB coach Nate Oats and players had to say during news conferences Friday in Boise in advance of Saturday's NCAA Tournament game against Kentucky. Q. Have you heard back from former President Obama yet? Any apology for him picking against you? CJ MASSINBURG: No, I haven't heard any response from Obama yet. We actually haven't had our phones, we got them bac…

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CNN's Wolf Blitzer was among the many UB alums relishing the Bulls' upset victory against Arizona in the NCAA Tournament. Blitzer, a Kenwore West and UB grad, posted a "Breaking News" on Twitter, noting that UB "absolutely demolished" the Wildcats on Thursday night. He ended with this, "The Bulls send clear and very decisive message to Kentucky: You’re next." You …

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If you want to know how everyone at the University at Buffalo felt after Thursday night's historic NCAA Tournament win by the men's basketball team, watch the video of Kyle Hughes dashing out of his apartment after the game. The UB senior, wearing only a T-shirt, shorts and socks, jumped off a step and crashed onto a folding table set up on the sidewalk, breaking it in …

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The University at Buffalo's men's basketball team destroyed a lot of March Madness brackets (including those of two former U.S. presidents) by pulling off a massive upset Thursday night, beating fourth-seeded Arizona 89-68 in their first NCAA Tournament win. UB fans are not sorry. https://buffalonews.com/2018/03/15/jerry-sullivan-pinch-yourself-ub-blows-out-arizona/ …

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Through the First Four, teams from New York state are 2-0 against teams from the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has one more team remaining – Arizona – and the Wildcats face the University at Buffalo on Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. First, St. Bonaventure beat UCLA, 65-58 on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. Then, Syracuse beat Bobby Hurley-coached Arizona State, 60-56, on Wednesday in…

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St. Bonaventure University and University at Buffalo fans are going to party like it is 1970 tonight as both play in televised games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Regrettably, the majority of the two games are expected to be played at the same time so fans are going to have to be creative to watch them simultaneously. They can do so by watching one of the …

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THE MODERATOR: We have coach Mark Schmidt and players Courtney Stockard, Matt Mobley and Jaylen Adams. Q. Talk about the experience from -- let's start from Sunday night and what's gone on the last couple of days. Not a whole lot of sleep, I would imagine. JAYLEN ADAMS: It's been a fun experience. It's new to all of us, so we're just kind of taking it in as we go. Yo…