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The #HornsUp spirit was all over Buffalo on Friday leading into the University at Buffalo basketball teams' games in the NCAA Tournament. Among those wishing UB well were Bills quarterback Josh Allen, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, Sabretooth, Celery and Bills coach Sean McDermott, who showed some deft shooting touch in a video tweeted by the Bills. …

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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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Once Bob Lanier and his wounded knee missed St. Bonaventure's run to the Final Four in 1970, it took a long time for college hoops to become relevant around here again. But we're finally there. Now, there were some memorable years at Canisius in the 1980s and 1990s. And we enjoyed the amazing double-overtime NCAA loss by St. Bonaventure to Kentucky in 2000 and two NCAA …

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CLEVELAND — Whether it was a win or a loss in the conference title game, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team was going to make the NCAA Tournament. The Bulls won the Mid-American Conference tournament championship with an 87-73 win against Bowling Green on Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena. The MAC tournament winner earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournamen…

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CLEVELAND – The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team clinched two more trophies, a day before the Bulls set foot on the court in the MAC Tournament. The MAC on Wednesday announced Nate Oats as the MAC coach of the year, and CJ Massinburg as the conference player of the year. In Oats’ fourth season at the helm at UB, the Bulls are 28-3 and won the regular-seaso…

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Noah Williams, a 6-3 guard from Seattle, has committed to play basketball at the University at Buffalo. He announced his decision late Sunday night on Twitter, noting that he will continue "my pursuit of excellence" at UB. Williams becomes the first high school player in this recruiting class for UB, which previously had signed three junior college players. He is …

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University at Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg is among 30 players in consideration for the Naismith Trophy, awarded to the men's basketball college player of the year. The midseason list was released Wednesday. Massinburg is averaging a team-high 18.5 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and three assists for the No. 25 Bulls. He is the only player from the Mid-Americ…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team dropped five spots to No. 23 in the latest Associated Press rankings released Monday. The five spots are the largest of any team in this week's rankings. UB (19-3) is coming off a 92-88 loss Friday at Bowling Green. Buffalo received 153 points, 27 less than No. 22 Florida State and nine more than No. 24 Maryland, which …

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The first thing Darrell Barley noticed about Dontay Caruthers was his swagger. As a sixth-grader in Rochester, Caruthers possessed a certain confidence that came through each time he talked about basketball. It shined even more when he talked to Barley, the head coach at East High, about how he played. Lindsey Hunter noticed that confidence, too, when he worked with …

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball fell four places to No. 18 in the Associated Press rankings released Monday. UB (18-2) received 468 points and is 64 points behind No. No. 17 Purdue and 53 ahead of No. 19 LSU. UB has been ranked for 12 consecutive weeks, setting a record for a Mid-American Conference team. The Bulls lost at Northern Illinois, 77-75, last…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team moved up three spots to No. 16 in the latest Associated Press basketball rankings released Monday. UB (15-1) has 625 points, 63 behind No. 15 Marquette, the lone team to beat the Bulls this season. UB is 39 points ahead of No. 17 North Carolina State. The Bulls have won 19 consecutive home games after an 88-64 win again…

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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 jumped to No. 17 in The Associated Press rankings released Monday. UB, now 7-0 after winning two games in Belfast, was No. 21 last week. UB has 515 points after earning 351 last week. The Bulls are 114 points behind No. 16 Kansas State and 98 points ahead of No. 18 Iowa. The AP rankings get a shuffle as the teams ran…

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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 …