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Less than a week ago, Andre Allen, a 6-foot-9-inch forward for Arizona Western, was getting the University at Buffalo logo shaved into his head to celebrate March Madness. Now, following the departure of coach Nate Oats, Allen is requesting a release from UB from his signed letter of intent. Allen averaged 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds for Arizona Western this sea…

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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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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will face Texas Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday in Tulsa. UB, the sixth seed, beat 11th-seeded Arizona State on Friday, and Texas Tech, the No. 3 seed, downed No. 14 Northern Kentucky. Overhaul: Texas Tech made the Elite Eight last season, but lost six of its top eight scorers from that team. The …

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The University at Buffalo has had a really good year. The Bulls men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the NCAA Tournament. Only 23 schools can say that. Add in that UB's football team went to a bowl game, and only 13 schools can say that their football, and men's and women's basketball teams were in the postseason. UB's football team played Troy in the Do…

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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, …

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Dominic Robb doesn’t remember his first victim, the first player whose shot he rejected, the unsuspecting grade school kid whose prayer he swatted back to Earth. That was a long time ago. And the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Niagara University senior forward, with his 7-foot-1 wingspan, has left a trail of altered field goals and bruised egos that stretches years. “It has …

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team has shifted the dates of two February games to accommodate ESPN national television coverage. UB will now travel to Toledo on Feb. 15 for a 7 p.m. game on ESPNU and host Kent State on Feb. 22 for a 7 p.m. game on ESPN2. Both games were shifted from Saturdays to Fridays. https://buffalonews.com/2019/01/22/bull-rushed-…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team moved up one spot to No. 19 in the Associated Press poll released Monday. UB (13-1) garnered 434 points and is one spot behind No. 18 Kentucky, which eliminated the Bulls from the NCAA Tournament last season. Kentucky has 520 points and dropped from No. 13. UB is one spot in front of No. 20 Iowa State, which had been un…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team dropped seven spots to No. 21 in the Associated Press rankings released Monday. UB, which had risen to a program-best No. 14, lost to Marquette, 103-85, on Friday in Milwaukee. Marquette was ranked No. 20 at the time and moved up to No. 18 this week. Buffalo (11-1) received 279 points and is 13 points behind No. 20 Nort…

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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 has moved to No. 21 in the Associated Press rankings and No. 20 in the USA TODAY coaches poll released Monday. The rankings are the best in program history. The Bull (5-0) were No. 22 last week in the AP poll after making their debut at No. 25 two weeks ago. UB received 351 points, an increase from last week's total …

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team has moved up to No. 22 in the latest Associated Press rankings released Monday. UB made the rankings last week for the first time in school history and was slotted at No. 25. The Bulls are the highest ranked Mid-American Conference team since Ball State was ranked for four weeks during December 2001. Ball State's highes…

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Paul Vecchio saw first-hand the number of lopsided losses the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team took in its first years as a MAC program. A 76-48 loss to Miami (Ohio) in January of 1999. A 103-51 loss at Toledo the following month. A 93-61 loss to Marshall in February of 2000. Vecchio, a former UB sports information director and senior associate athletic di…