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Former University at Buffalo basketball star Nick Perkins recorded 10 points in 17 minutes of play in his first NBA Summer League action with the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night. Despite his efforts, the Lakers were defeated by Chicago, 96-76. Perkins earned the start at center for the Lakers. In addition to his 10 points, he logged five rebounds, an assist and two s…

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Former University at Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg posted Friday night on his personal Instagram page that he will join the Brooklyn Nets as an undrafted free agent. Massinburg was honored as the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in March after he led the Bulls with 18.2 points per game. He was named to the All-MAC first team after his junior season. He finish…

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University at Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg was named an honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Massinburg, the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, averaged a team-high 18.2 points per game and set the school record with 636 points for the season. He finished his career second in school history in points at 1,990. He also made a team-…

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University at Buffalo coach Nate Oats and CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins addressed reporters in Tulsa, Okla., following Sunday's 78-58 loss to Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament. Here is what they said: Nate Oats: Not the way we anticipated ending the season. You know, try to look at the positives. We got 32 wins. That's the most tied with Houston. Obviously they play la…

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TULSA, Okla. — CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins stepped to the risers, and both wore long faces as they prepared to answer questions about the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team’s most lopsided loss this season. Nate Oats’ brow was furrowed, as if the Bulls' fourth-year coach braced to absorb the shock of being ushered out of the NCAA Tournament. Or the shock of …

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TULSA, Okla. — The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has prided itself on its defense. Now, the Bulls get to defend against Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year and a likely NBA Draft pick in June. But Culver isn’t the only player that UB has to shut down when the sixth-seeded Bulls face third-seeded Texas Tech in a second-round NCAA …

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Here is the transcript from the UB news conference in Tulsa following a first-round victory against Arizona State: THE MODERATOR: We're going to ask the coach to make a statement on the game and then we will go to questions for all four gentlemen from Buffalo. NCAA Nate, please. NATE OATS: I'm really proud of our guys. They showed their experience. We kind of settled…

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CLEVELAND – The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team clinched two more trophies, a day before the Bulls set foot on the court in the MAC Tournament. The MAC on Wednesday announced Nate Oats as the MAC coach of the year, and CJ Massinburg as the conference player of the year. In Oats’ fourth season at the helm at UB, the Bulls are 28-3 and won the regular-seaso…

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Nick Perkins had to make a move to help the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team take control. With the No. 25 Bulls down by two points with less than 80 seconds left in the first half, Perkins pulled back and hit UB’s first 3-point shot of the game. The senior forward ultimately made a few moves in a matter of a few moments. Perkins scored eight of his car…

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University at Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg is among 30 players in consideration for the Naismith Trophy, awarded to the men's basketball college player of the year. The midseason list was released Wednesday. Massinburg is averaging a team-high 18.5 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and three assists for the No. 25 Bulls. He is the only player from the Mid-Americ…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team is coming back home as the champions of the Goliath Bracket of the Belfast Hall of Fame Classic and with its perfect record intact. UB, ranked No. 21 by the Associated Press, moved to 7-0 with an 85-81 win against previously unbeaten University of San Francisco on Saturday. The Bulls have not had a 7-0 record to start a…

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The preseason choices for Big 4 players of the year in men's and women's basketball belong to the University at Buffalo. CJ Massinburg was selected among the men in a vote of media members and the athletic communications staffs at the four schools. Cierra Dillard was chosen as the women's player of the year. Massinburg, a unanimous first team choice, led UB with 17 p…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team was a unanimous choice to win the Mid-American Conference East Division in the preseason poll released Tuesday and is believed to be the first program with three players selected to the preseason all-conference team. UB received all 35 first-place votes from the league's coaches and media to finish with 210 points in the p…

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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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CJ Massinburg turned to Jeremy Harris midway through the University at Buffalo's Mid-American Conference championship game and made a pledge. "I told Jeremy, 'Hey, my shot's not falling but I promise you guys I'm going to make a big play to help you out this game,' " Massinburg said. Massinburg, UB's leading scorer, made just 1 of 7 shots from the field in the 76-66 …