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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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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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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.…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team is 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season after a 96-77 win against Milwaukee on Friday morning in Belfast, Northern Ireland. That 1930-31 team went 15-0, the only undefeated season in UB basketball history. The Bulls are ranked No. 21 in this week’s Associated Press poll and No. 20 in the USA TODAY coaches pol…

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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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CLEVELAND — Jeremy Harris is the latest, great Swiss-Army-knife weapon for Nate Oats' University at Buffalo basketball team. The 6-foot-7 junior showed off his ability to do it all on both ends of the court Thursday in leading the Bulls to an 89-74 victory over Central Michigan. Harris scored a career-high 27 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out three assists. …

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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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University at Buffalo men’s basketball is truly firing on all cylinders. The Bulls are 3-0 in the Mid-American Conference heading into Saturday’s home matchup with the Miami RedHawks (9-7, 2-1). They’ve won their last two games in dominant fashion, defeating Ball State by 20 on Saturday and Akron by 22 on Tuesday. The conference opener was closer, a 10-point deficit,…

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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…