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The University at Buffalo is back in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four years. The Bulls are traveling west to Boise, Idaho, to meet the Arizona Wildcats for the first time in program history. UB faces Arizona (27-7) on Thursday at approximately 9:30 p.m. The game will be shown on CBS. Here are five things to know about UB's first round opponent: 1. Ay…

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Before members of the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team finished applauding their draw for the NCAA Tournament, coach Nate Oats turned to forward Nick Perkins and told him he had better be ready. UB, and Perkins in particular, will have its hands full with fourth-seeded Arizona in their first-round game Thursday in Boise, Idaho, which will begin at roughly 9:4…

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St. Bonaventure men's basketball is in the NCAA Tournament for the first since 2012, but the Bonnies will have to best one of the most historic programs in NCAA Division I basketball if they want to get out of the First Four in Dayton and into the first round. Bona faces UCLA on Tuesday at approximately 9:10 p.m. The game will be shown on TruTV. https://buffalonews.c…

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University at Buffalo men's basketball is a No. 13 seed in the South Region and will play fourth-seeded Arizona in Boise, Idaho, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. UB earned an automatic bid to the tournament by defeating Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game on Saturday in Cleveland. This is the Bulls' third trip to the NCAA…

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St. Bonaventure men's basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012 after earning its first at-large bid since 2000. The Bonnies will play UCLA (21-11) at approximately 9:10 p.m. in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton on Tuesday. The game is on TruTV. The winner will be the No. 11 seed in the East Region and will face No. 6 Flori…

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It's Selection Sunday and as the hours tick down to the field of 68 being revealed, the University at Buffalo knows it's in and awaits its destination and St. Bonaventure awaits its fate. Remember, the selection show has a new format and new time: 6 p.m. on TBS (not, CBS). Here is what the leading bracketologists expect for UB and Bona as of Sunday morning: ESPN's…

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The University at Buffalo has advanced to the semifinals in the Mid-American Conference Tournament in men's and women's basketball. The UB men (24-8 overall, 15-3 MAC) are the top seed and face No. 5 Kent State (17-16) on Friday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. UB advanced with an 89-74 victory against Central Michigan in the qu…

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In his latest Bracketology, ESPN's Joe Lunardi has St. Bonaventure as a No. 10 seed and University at Buffalo as a No. 13 seed for the NCAA Touranment. Lunardi projects that the Bonnies will face seventh-seeded Houston in Nashville in the West Region with the winner meeting either No. 2 North Carolina or No. 15 UC Davis. In his projections a week ago, Lunardi had St.…

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St. Bonaventure beat Saint Louis 64-56 on Saturday night to finish the regular season on a 12-game winning streak and clinch the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Bonnies (24-6 overall and 14-4 in the A-10) earned the double bye, meaning they won't play until Friday's quarterfinals. St. Bonaventure will play at 6 p.m. at the Capital One Arena in Washingto…

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With less than four weeks until Selection Sunday, the University at Buffalo is projected as a No. 13 seed in the NCAA Tournament in the latest Bracketology from ESPN's Joe Lunardi. Lunardi has UB facing fourth-seeded Ohio State in the first round of the Midwest Region in Boise, Idaho. UB (18-7) begins a stretch of four home games in their next five on Tuesday night a…

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They were out. Then they weren't sure. Then they were in. The last two weeks have tormented, teased and titillated the Buffalo State men's soccer team, which returns to the NCAA Division III National Tournament for the first time since 1984. The Bengals host the first two rounds, with their first match at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against Hobart at Coyer Field. Messiah jous…

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After a series of fill-ins, the old "Sports Talk Sunday" cast was back in its seats to talk about the Buffalo Sabres' winning ways, Syracuse's magical run to the Final Four and Rex Ryan's response to Thurman Thomas. WGRZ's Adam Benigni returned to lead the fray, while News columnists Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan were both on set. Jonah Javad of Channel 2 joined the gr…

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What a wild weekend in Buffalo sports. The hosts of "Sports Talk Sunday" discussed the unexpected return of the University at Buffalo men's team to the NCAA Tournament, while recognizing the monumental accomplishment of Felisha Legette-Jack in taking the Bulls women to their first-ever Big Dance. The Buffalo News Bills beat reporter Tyler Dunne joined the show to give upd…