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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 basketball star Nick Perkins is making the most of his opportunity to leave a strong first impression on the Los Angeles Lakers. Perkins started all three games in the California Classic summer league and capped the week with 20 points in a 99-97 victory against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Perkins scored the Lakers’ first 12 points o…

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Former University at Buffalo forward Nick Perkins will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as an undrafted free agent and will play for their Summer League team, according to a post Friday on the Bulls' official Twitter account. Perkins was named the Mid-American Conference Sixth Man Player of the Year for the third season in a row after he averaged 14.7 points and a team-…

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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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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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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 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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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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Juniors CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins both were named to the first-team all-Mid-American Conference team, the league announced Monday. UB enters the MAC Tournament Thursday in Cleveland as the No. 1 seed with a record of 23-8 overall and 15-3 in conference. The selections were made by vote of the MAC's 12 head coaches. The Bulls put junior wing Jeremy Harris on the …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Victoria Rampado: The Niagara women's basketball forward was incredibly efficient in a 73-68 victory against Siena Sunday, hitting 17 of 23 from the field for a career-high 41 points. Her point total is the second largest single-game output in Purple Eagles program histo…

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The University at Buffalo just kicked off its Mid-American Conference men's basketball schedule, but the team is already battle tested. "We've pretty much seen it all," Bulls forward Nick Perkins said. That's not an exaggeration. The Bulls faced the seventh strongest non-conference schedule in Division I basketball according to the RPI. They've gone to battle with No…