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You weren't the only one who noticed announcer Brad Nessler mistakenly call the University at Buffalo Bulls' men's basketball team the Buffalo Braves during a live broadcast of the NCAA Tournament game between UB and Arizona State on TNT. Twitter confirms this. The Buffalo Braves left Buffalo in 1978. Click here to read more about the timeline of the Buffalo Braves y…

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TULSA, Okla. — Nate Oats didn’t need to outsmart Bobby Hurley, the person who gave him his shot as a college basketball coach, then made him his top choice as his successor. The University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach needed to utilize a quick yet comprehensive study of the opponent. Then, the sixth-seeded Bulls steadily dissected the 11th-seeded Sun Devils for a 9…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will face Texas Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Tulsa. UB, the sixth seed, beat 11th-seeded Arizona State on Friday, and Texas Tech, the No. 3 seed, downed No. 14 Northern Kentucky. Overhaul: Texas Tech made the Elite Eight last season, but lost six of its top eight scorers from that team. The …

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The #HornsUp spirit was all over Buffalo on Friday leading into the University at Buffalo basketball teams' games in the NCAA Tournament. Among those wishing UB well were Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, Sabretooth, Celery and Bills coach Sean McDermott, who showed some deft shooting touch in a video tweeted by the Bills. …

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STORRS, Conn. – Summer Hemphill scored 12 of her game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Rutgers, including a layup and free throw to complete a three-point play that gave No. 10-seeded UB a 72-69 edge with 4½ minutes to play. The Bulls (24-9) led the No. 7-seeded Scarlet Knights (22-10) the rest of the way, advancing to the Round of 32 for the s…

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TULSA, Okla. — Nate Oats didn’t need to outsmart Bobby Hurley, the person who gave him his shot as a college basketball coach, then made him his top choice as his successor. The University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach needed to utilize a quick yet comprehensive study of the opponent. Then, the sixth-seeded Bulls steadily dissected the 11th-seeded Sun Devils for a 9…

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Patrick Beilein, the son of former Canisius College and Erie Community College men's basketball coach John Beilein, is a potential candidate to become the head men's basketball coach at Niagara University, according to a report. Jeff Goodman of Stadium.com reported Friday on Twitter that Patrick Beilein is "in the mix" for openings at Niagara and at Mercer University in…

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No. 11 Arizona State vs. No. 6 Buffalo Tipoff: 4 p.m., BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla. TV: TNT Latest line: UB (-4 1/2) What's at stake?: University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach Nate Oats will face his predecessor in one of the more anticipated (and maybe predetermined) storylines in the NCAA Tournament. Oats replaced Bobby Hurley as UB’s coach in April of 2015, …

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TULSA, Okla. – By the time Zylan Cheatham crawled into bed, it was 5 a.m. Central time, right around the time others were waking up and starting their day. The Arizona State forward’s pre-dawn slumber fell midway through a span of more than 18 hours, in which the Sun Devils beat St. John’s 74-65 in a play-in game Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. The tournament game ended clos…

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No. 10 Buffalo vs. No. 7 Rutgers Tipoff: 4:30 p.m., Gampel Pavilion, Storrs, Conn. TV: ESPN2 Latest line: Rutgers (-2 1/2) What's at stake?: The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team is back in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons, but don’t mistake the Bulls for an experienced group. Senior guard Cierra Dillard is the only returning s…

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TULSA, Okla. – In the days after Nate Oats was named the University at Buffalo men’s basketball coach in April of 2015, he didn’t set out to make any immediate or drastic changes to the program. Bobby Hurley set a blueprint for Oats to follow. Oats had to reinforce a plan to make the Bulls a consistent winner. Oats has led the Bulls to three NCAA Tournament berths an…

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University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack and players Cierra Dillard and Summer Hemphill spoke with reporters in Storrs, Conn., on Thursday in advance of Friday's NCAA Tournament first-round game against Rutgers. Here are highlights from what they said: Head Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack On being back in the tournament: “It’s a true honor. We…

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STORRS, Conn. – When coach Felisha Legette-Jack learned her University at Buffalo women’s basketball team would face Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the first thing she mentioned about the opponent, of course, was her respect for C. Vivian Stringer. The 71-year-old, Hall of Fame coach has been on a health-related leave of absence since Feb. 14, and wi…

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STORRS, Conn. – University at Buffalo sophomore point guard Hanna Hall started every game this season until mid-February, but after a six-point loss at Bowling Green, coach Felisha Legette-Jack had seen enough. Hall had her playing time dialed back considerably. She came off the bench in each of the final seven games of the regular season, with redshirt freshman Finess …

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University at Buffalo men's basketball coach Nate Oats and players Jeremy Harris, CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins met reporters in Tulsa in advance of Friday's NCAA Tournament game against Arizona State. Here is what they had to say: Q. This question is really for any of you. Looking at the matchup, obviously the big story line is Nate Oats going up against Bobby Hurley.…