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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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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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Texas Tech forward Josh Mballa has verbally committed to the University at Buffalo, the school announced Friday. The 6-8 Mballa will need to sit out next season because of NCAA transfer rules but will have three years of eligibility remaining. His transfer was first reported by Evan Daniels of  247Sports. Mballa appeared in 17 games last season, including Tech's v…

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David Skogman, a 6-10 center with range to the three-point line, committed to the University at Buffalo men's basketball program Thursday night. He announced his decision on Twitter. Skogman, from Waukesha West High in Wisconsin, recently visited the UB campus. He averaged 18.6 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game as a senior. Skogman had 20 offers, but …

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Shooting guard Nana Akenten, a transfer from Nebraska, is planning to visit the University at Buffalo on Monday, according to Prep Hoops Illinois. Akenten, a 6-foot-6-inch guard, averaged 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per game in 28 games this season. He was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules in early March and did not play the final six game…

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University of Miami assistant basketball coach Chris Caputo has been contacted about the opening at the University at Buffalo, the Miami Herald reported. Caputo is a high-level recruiter, and a veteran assistant coach who has worked with highly respected Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga for 17 seasons at Miami and at George Mason, where he helped Larranaga coach the Patri…

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Bryan Hodgson, who has been an assistant coach at the University at Buffalo for four seasons and has been one of the program's primary recruiters, told the News on Thursday that he wants to be considered for the vacancy at UB. “I want the job at Buffalo,” Hodgson said. “I can keep the continuity in recruiting.” Former UB coach Nate Oats was introduced as Alabama's co…

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By Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press DES MOINES, Iowa — John Beilein came to Michigan in 2007 just hoping to get the school's name called on Selection Sunday. Nearly 12 years later, he's blitzed by that goal — and just about everything else. No. 2 Michigan got 19 points from Jordan Poole and clamped down on No. 10 Florida for a 64-49 win Saturday at Wells Fargo…

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Andre Allen, a 6-9 forward for Arizona Western, signed with the University at Buffalo in the fall. In showing some March Madness and UB spirit, Allen posted a short video on Twitter showing the UB insignia being shaved into his head. Allen averaged 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds for Arizona Western this season and was eighth in the conference with a field goal perc…

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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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Arizona State beat St. John's, 74-65, on Wednesday night in the First Four in Dayton, Ohio, to officially set up the matchup that University at Buffalo fans have been looking forward to since the NCAA Tournament brackets were announced Sunday. Former UB coach Bobby Hurley and the Sun Devils face the Bulls on Friday in Tulsa, Okla. Hurley was the one who brought Nate …

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Raymond Hawkins, a three-star center who has the University at Buffalo among his final five, will announce his college decision on March 30, he wrote on Twitter. The 6-foot-7-inch Hawkins, who plays for prep powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada, revealed his final five in February: UB, Arizona State, DePaul, Mississippi State and Arkansas. He’s rated the No. 2 prospect …

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So what are the chances that the University at Buffalo men's basketball team wins the West region or wins it all? According to analytics website FiveThirtyEight.com, UB has a 69 percent chance of winning in the first round against either Arizona State or St. John's, a 25 percent chance of winning in the second round, a 9 percent chance of winning in the Sweet 16, a 3 pe…

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How far will the University at Buffalo men's basketball team go in the NCAA Tournament? The News' Mark Gaughan writes, "Go ahead, dream big. Dream of a deep run."  ESPN's Rece Davis, during the network's NCAA special Sunday night, projected that UB would reach the Elite Eight in the West region. That would set up a matchup with top-seeded Gonzaga, which enters the te…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team doesn't know who it will play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, but it knows when. CBS announced that the UB game against the winner of Wednesday's play-in game between Arizona State and St. John's is scheduled for approximately 4 p.m. ET at BOK Center in Tulsa. The game will air on TNT. Jim Jackson, …