BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo women's basketball team (27-5, 16-2 MAC) will open up the 2018 NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon against the No. 6 seeded South Florida Bulls. The two sides will square off inside the Tucker Civic Center on the campus of Florida State University at around 1:30 pm. Buffalo is making their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last three seasons while South Florida is making their fifth tournament appearance in the last six seasons.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament win in emphatic fashion by beating fourth-seeded Arizona, 89-68, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Taco Bell Arena on Thursday night. The Bulls outscored the Wildcats, 40-20, over the final 16 minutes of the game to earn the victory.
Bryan Lantry won his opening match and went 1-1 on the day to advance to Friday action at the NCAA Championships at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday. It marks the second straight year the redshirt-junior has advanced past the first day.
University at Buffalo football head coach Lance Leipold has announced some shuffling to his coaching staff responsibilities. Quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski will join Andy Kotelnicki as co-offensive coordinator. Roc Bellantoni has been named special teams coordinator and Taiwo Onatolu will join him as co-special teams coordinator.
The University at Buffalo football team held its annual Pro Day at the ADPRO Sports Training Center in Orchard Park on Wednesday. Twelve UB football players worked out in front of both NFL and CFL scouts.
Buffalo opens up NCAA Tournament action on Thursday evening as the 13th-seeded Bulls will face #4 Arizona in Boise, ID. This is Buffalo’s third trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last four years as the Bulls are still looking to claim their first ever win in the Big Dance.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team placed three members on the NABC All-District squad as junior Nick Perkins was named to the First Team and Jeremy Harris and CJ Massinburg were named to the Second Team.
BUFFALO, NY – For the first time in program history, the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team was selected as an at large team for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Bulls were picked as a No. 11 seed and will take on No. 6 seeded South Florida in Tallahassee, FL on Saturday, March 17 at 1:30 pm. The game will air nationally on ESPN2.
As Mid-American Conference Champions, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team will head to Boise, ID as the #13 seed and will face #4 Arizona in the NCAA First Round. The game will take place on Thursday, March 17 with tip time and channel information still to be decided.
For the third time in the last four years the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team was crowned Mid-American Conference Champions following a 76-66 win over Toledo in the title game at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night. The Bulls became the first team since Kent State nearly 20 years ago to win three MAC titles over a four-year span.
The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team lost to top-seeded Central Michigan, 96-91, in a hard-fought Mid-American Conference Championship Game at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Bulls couldn’t overcome the hot-shooting Chippewas who shot 54 percent from the field and knocked down 12 three-pointers.
The top-seeded University at Buffalo men’s basketball team defeated fifth-seeded Kent State, 78-61, in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Friday night. The Bulls will play the winner of Toledo and Eastern Michigan tomorrow night for a chance to win their third MAC title in the last four years.
The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team cruised to an 85-53 victory over Western Michigan in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH on Friday afternoon. The Bulls advanced to the MAC title game and will play top-seed Central Michigan on Saturday.
The University at Buffalo and men’s basketball coach Nate Oats have agreed to a new five-year contract, Interim Director of Athletics Kathy Twist announced today. The contract runs through the 2023 season.
Jeremy Harris scored a career-high 27 points and added 10 rebounds to help the top-seeded University at Buffalo men’s basketball team hold off a pesky eighth-seeded Central Michigan squad, 89-74, in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday afternoon. It was the Bulls’ school-record 24th win and they will next play the winner of Ball State/Kent State in the semifinals on Friday night.
Stephanie Reid and Cierra Dillard combined for 38 points to help lead the second-seeded University at Buffalo women’s basketball team to a 72-50 win over 10th-seeded Kent State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Thursday. It was the Bulls’ 10th straight win and advanced them to the Friday’s semifinals.
The Bulls open the 2018 MAC Tournament on Thursday afternoon as the top seed for the first time in school history. UB will face #8 Central Michigan, who advanced to Cleveland following an overtime win on Monday night. UB and CMU last met in Cleveland in 2015 in the MAC Championship Game. Buffalo is looking to become the first #1 seed to win the conference tournament since Western Michigan in 2014.
Third-year head coach Nate Oats earned one of the league’s top honors on Wednesday morning as he was named the 2018 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year. Oats becomes just the second UB head coach to win the award and the first since 2004.
CLEVELAND, OH - Closing the regular season on a nine-game winning streak and unbeaten mark at home, the University at Buffalo women's basketball team (25-4, 16-2 MAC) will open up their 2018 MAC Tournament on Wednesday evening as they take on #10 Kent State inside Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. Buffalo claimed the MAC East regular season crown and earned the #2 seed while the Golden Flashes upset #7 Toledo on Monday on the road to move onto the quarterfinals and take on the Bulls on Wednesday.
The NCAA released its at-large bids for the upcoming National Championships on Tuesday and University at Buffalo heavyweight Jake Gunning earned an invite. Gunning is now a two-time national qualifier and will join Bryan Lantry who earned a spot at 133 lbs. after finishing second at the Mid-American Conference Championships over the weekend.
For the second straight year, University at Buffalo junior Nick Perkins has been named the Mid-American Conference Sixth Man of the Year. He becomes the first MAC player to win this award in back-to-back seasons since they began handing this award out in 2003.
BUFFALO, NY – Three University at Buffalo women’s basketball players were named to the Second Team All-MAC on Tuesday morning, as announced by the conference office. Stephanie Reid, Cassie Oursler and Cierra Dillard each notched the second team nod for the first time in their careers while Reid also earned All-Defensive team honors for the third straight year.
University at Buffalo junior guard CJ Massinburg has been named the MAC East Player of the Week, the Mid-American Conference announced on Monday morning. It is the third time this season that Massinburg has been honored and the ninth time that a UB player has won player of the week this year.
Bryan Lantry advanced to the finals of the Mid-American Conference Wrestling Championships on Sunday for the second straight season and for the second straight season faced off against Missouri’s John Erneste for the 133-lb. title. Unfortunately, for the second straight season, Erneste earned the victory, a 4-2 decision. Despite the loss, Lantry still qualified for the NCAA Championships to become just the fifth wrestler in school history to qualify three times.