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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…

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THE MODERATOR: We have Coach Nate Oats. Q. The million dollar question, how do you begin to slow down Deandre? NATE OATS: That is a million dollar question. Everybody in the PAC 12 hasn't figured it out. So I've got a few friends that coach there, I've talked to them. He's definitely the No. 1 pick in the draft from what everybody is saying. You can see it when you w…

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BOISE, Idaho – Ikenna Smart isn't a star. He starts for UB's basketball team, but plays only around 12-14 minutes a game. You would think that Smart would be in awe of Arizona's 7-1 DeAndre Ayton, who is regarded as the best player in the nation and the likely No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft. You would be mistaken. "I'm not worried," Smart, a 6-10 junior said Wed…

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Call it March Scheduling Madness. The odds of two Western New York college basketball teams qualifying for the NCAA men's tournament have been pretty long over the past half century. The University at Buffalo and St. Bonaventure qualified this March for the field of 68 to give the region two teams in the tournament for the first time since 1970 when Bona and Niagara …

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No. 11 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 6 Florida Tipoff: Approx. 9:57 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas. TV: TruTV. Announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Ros Gold-Onwude. St. Bonaventure is on to the first round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating UCLA in Dayton, Ohio, for the program's first tourney win since 1970. The Bonnies earned a dat…

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If you watched TruTV's broadcast of St. Bonaventure's thrilling victory against UCLA, you saw the range of emotions experienced by Yolanda Adams. The mother – and biggest supporter – of Bonnies star guard Jaylen Adams, Yolanda was shown clapping, high-fiving those she was sitting with, head in hands at one point and more. And when it was all over, Jaylen went straigh…

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Here is what St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt and stars Jaylen Adams and Courtney Stockard said after the Bonnies' NCAA Tournament First Four victory against UCLA: COACH SCHMIDT: What a game. You know we've got great tradition at Bonaventure. We heard all week -- and when I got the job here 11 years ago, we hear the stories about 1970 and how disappointing it was that…