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Jon Simon
April 08, 2019 - 3:38 pm
University at Buffalo Athletic Director Mark Alnutt officially introduced Jim Whitesell as the Bulls’ new men’s basketball head coach on Monday morning. The news broke on Saturday morning that Whitesell would become the 14th head coach in program history, replacing Nate Oats, who left for the...
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Howard Simon
March 25, 2019 - 3:21 pm
There are times when talking sports in Buffalo for a living can be very depressing. There are too many Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres seasons for me to list. So when a winning team or season comes around you don't want the feeling to end. That was what made Sunday's NCAA tournament loss by the...
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Howard Simon
March 24, 2019 - 9:20 pm
The University at Buffalo men's basketball team ran into the best defensive team they faced all season, which brought an end to the greatest season in program history. The Bulls were eliminated in the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament for the second straight year, falling to 3-seed Texas Tech 78-...
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Howard Simon
March 22, 2019 - 7:45 pm
Handling the pressure of being a six-seed and a favorite in their NCAA first round matchup with Arizona State was no problem at all for the University at Buffalo. The Bulls were trailing the 11th-seeded Sun Devils 14-10 with 12:46 left in the first half when they put their game into high gear. A 21...
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Jon Simon
March 21, 2019 - 3:37 pm
The six-seed University at Buffalo Bulls were the last team in the 2019 NCAA Tournament to discover who their first-round opponent would be. Late Wednesday night, the 11-seed Arizona State Sun Devils defeated fellow 11-seed St. John’s in the final First Four play-in game to earn the opportunity to...
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Howard Simon
March 18, 2019 - 3:13 pm
It used to be the goal for a Big-Four basketball program was to earn a spot in the NCAA tournament. That is no longer the case for the University at Buffalo, which is why the pressure will be on the Bulls come Friday afternoon in Tulsa. However, this is a good thing because it means the standard...
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Jon Simon
March 17, 2019 - 12:11 am
The 18th-ranked University at Buffalo men’s basketball team (31-3, 16-2) took home their second-consecutive Mid-American Conference Tournament championship on Saturday night, defeating Bowling Green (22-12, 12-6) 87-73 in the tournament final at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The victory...
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Jon Simon
February 26, 2019 - 10:43 pm
The 21st-ranked University at Buffalo men’s basketball team (25-3, 13-2) capped off a three-game homestand with a tough 77-64 win over Akron (15-13, 7-8) on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena. With the victory, UB has now won 25-straight games at home dating back to last season, which is the second-...
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Jon Simon
February 23, 2019 - 12:22 am
A record-breaking 6,688 fans were packed into Alumni Arena on Friday night to watch the 25th-ranked University at Buffalo men’s basketball team (24-3, 12-2) take on Kent State (19-8, 8-6). The final score wasn’t as eye-popping as Tuesday’s 114-67 win over Ohio, but the Bulls had another strong...
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Jon Simon
January 18, 2019 - 11:44 pm
The 16th-ranked UB men’s basketball team improved to 17-1 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-American Conference on Friday night with a 77-65 win over Eastern Michigan (8-10, 2-3) at Alumni Arena. The victory over the Eagles was the Bulls’ second this season; they defeated EMU 74-58 in Ypsilanti, Michigan...
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