College Basketball

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March 03, 2020 - 8:40 pm
Vermont’s Josh Speidel never got a chance to fulfill his college basketball dreams after nearly losing his life in a car crash five years ago, but that all changed when he got to play on Vermont’s senior night.
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Jordan Schwartz
January 24, 2020 - 3:22 pm
With a month of the 2019-20 men’s basketball season, including the Thanksgiving week tournaments, in the books, it’s time to take a fresh look at what the NCAA Tournament field could look like in March. Teams will be broken down into three categories: · “Wallflowers” are bubble teams. Everyone...
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March 12, 2018 - 7:36 pm
The University at Buffalo women's basketball team is going to the NCAA tournament after being given an at-large bid. The Bulls went 27-5 throughout the entire 2017-18 season, but fell short of the MAC Championship, losing to Central Michigan in the final round of the tournament 96-91. However, the...
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March 11, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Joe DiBiase reporting @DiBiaseWGR St. Bonaventure was a question mark coming into Selection Sunday, and many had thought they had earned a trip to the NCAA tournament. Multiple media reports suggested that the Bonnies could be snubbed from a spot in the tournament like they were back in 2016. This...
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Pat Malacaro
December 06, 2017 - 10:21 pm
Isaiah Reese scored a career-high 31 points, but it came in a Canisius Golden Griffins 73-65 loss to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies on Wednesday night at Koessler Athletic Center. The Bonnies used a pair of early first half scoring runs to help them hold the lead nearly the entire first half. A quick...
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April 18, 2017 - 1:40 pm
Derek Kramer reporting @DerekKramerWGR This year, the KeyBank Center was given the opportunity to host two rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. Baskteball fans will need to wait, but not too long, in order for March Madness to return to Buffalo. Today, the NCAA announced sites for the...
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Brian Koziol
March 18, 2017 - 2:30 pm
The Second Round of the NCAA Tournament tipped off in Downtown Buffalo on Saturday afternoon, WGR 550's Brian Koziol and Pat Malacaro were courtside for the action between West Virginia and Notre Dame, and Villanova and Wisconsin. West Virginia’s press was a huge reason why they advanced to the...
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Pat Malacaro
March 16, 2017 - 9:36 pm
The favorites advanced in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament as top-seeded Villanova defeated sixteen-seed Mount St. Mary's 76-56, and eight-seed Wisconsin downed nine-seed Virginia Tech 84-74 on Thursday night at KeyBank Center. Villanova was cold from the field to start the night, going 0-8...
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Brian Koziol
March 16, 2017 - 5:13 pm
The excitement certainly lived up to the hype during the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday afternoon at KeyBank Center. WGR's Brian Koziol and Pat Malacaro were courtside for all of the action, and share their observations. Notre Dame has had its share of close games, coach Mike Brey...
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March 12, 2017 - 10:14 pm
March Madness is returning to Buffalo for the first time in three years. The NCAA on Sunday released its brackets for the Men's Basketball tournament, and Buffalo will host eight teams in the tournament starting on Thursday. Opening their tournament in Buffalo will be the 2016 national champion...
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