The historic season for the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team came to end on Sunday with a 78-58 loss to third-seeded Texas Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Tulsa’s BOK Center. The Bulls ended the 2018-19 campaign with a 32-4 record, the best in school history.
Sunday will mark the second straight season that Buffalo has advanced the Round of 32 when the Bulls face Texas Tech in Tulsa, OK. The winner advances to the Sweet 16. A win by UB would mark their first ever Sweet 16 appearance.
For the second straight season, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team rather easily defeated an opponent from the Pac-12 Conference in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The sixth-seeded Bulls defeated 11th-seeded Arizona State, 91-74, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK on Friday afternoon to advance to the Round of 32.
The National Association of Basketball Coaches have announced their All-District honors led by Nate Oats, who was named the District 14 Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Both CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins earned All-District First Team honors and Jeremy Harris earned All-District Second Team honors.
Buffalo enters the NCAA Tournament as a #6 seed in the West Region, the highest by a MAC program since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. This is the second straight year UB is in the NCAA Tournament and the fourth time in five years. Buffalo is one of just 25 teams that has made four tournaments over the last five year period.
As Mid-American Conference champions, the nationally-ranked University at Buffalo men’s basketball has been placed in the West Region and will head to Tulsa, OK as the #6 seed and they will face the First Four winner of Arizona State and St. John’s on Friday at the BOK Center.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team outscored Bowling Green, 24-8, over the final eight minutes of the game to beat the Falcons, 87-73, and win their second straight Mid-American Conference Championship at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night. The Bulls have now won four of the last five MAC Championships.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team held off a game Central Michigan squad, 85-81, in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night. The Bulls will play for their second straight MAC title and fourth in five years tomorrow night.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team cruised to an 82-46 win over Akron in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday afternoon. The top-seeded Bulls never trailed in the 36-point victory.
The Mid-American Conference announced their top individual honors on Wednesday morning and it was a clean sweep for Buffalo as senior CJ Massinburg was named the MAC Player of the Year and Nate Oats earned his second straight MAC Coach of the Year honor.
Seniors Nick Perkins and Dontay Caruthers were both honored by the Mid-American Conference on Tuesday afternoon as Perkins earned his third straight MAC Sixth Man of the Year award, while Caruthers was named the MAC’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in three years.
University at Buffalo head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats has been named as one of 11 semifinalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith National Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Monday afternoon.
The Mid-American Conference announced their postseason All-Conference teams on Monday afternoon and five Bulls were honored as UB closed out one of the great regular season in the history of the league.
University at Buffalo senior forward Nick Perkins has been named the MAC East Player of the Week, the Mid-American Conference announced on Sunday afternoon. It is the third straight week that Buffalo has claimed player of the week honors.
It was an emotional evening for the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team on Friday night as the Bulls celebrated their past, present, and future during an emphatic 84-73 victory over Bowling Green to cap off the regular season. The Bulls set school records for wins in a season and conference victories as UB tied Tennessee for the nation’s longest home winning streak at 26.
The two-time MAC Regular Season champions take the court for one final time this regular season as they host Bowling Green on Friday night. The Bulls have won eight in a row since falling to the Falcons, 92-88, on Feb. 1. Friday night will be senior day for Montell McRae, Jeremy Harris, Dontay Caruthers, Nick Perkins, and CJ Massinburg.
For the second straight season the University at Buffalo men’s basketball claimed the Mid-American Conference Regular Season title as the Bulls defeated Ohio 82-79 on Tuesday night at the Convocation Center. The victory was the eighth straight for Buffalo, who tied a school record for wins in a season set last year at 27. Overall, UB is 27-3 on the year and 15-2 in MAC play, also tying a program record for conference victories.
The Bulls hit the road for one final time in this regular season on Tuesday night as Buffalo heads to Ohio to face the Bobcats. With a win on Tuesday evening, the Bulls will have clinched the MAC regular season title outright for the second straight season and secured the #1 seed in the upcoming MAC tournament.
For the second straight week, senior CJ Massinburg has been named the MAC East Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon. This marks the fourth time this season that Massinburg has been honored as the league’s player of the week.
The 21st ranked University at Buffalo men’s basketball team opened Friday night on an 18-0 run and the Bulls led wire-to-wire in a 77-69 victory at Miami (OH). The win improves Buffalo to 26-3 on the year and 14-2 in MAC play. The victory clinched at least a share of the MAC’s regular season title.
The Bulls return to the road with the #1 seed on the line Friday night at Miami (OH). A Buffalo win will clinch at least a share of the MAC Regular Season title on Friday, however, if Bowling Green loses to Kent State earlier in the day, UB can clinch the regular season title outright.
Rasaun Young, one of the best players to ever play basketball at the University at Buffalo, will have his number 11 honored on March 8 at Alumni Arena. The ceremony is scheduled for halftime of UB’s game against Bowling Green.
University at Buffalo head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats has been named one of 15 late season candidates for the 2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team outscored the visiting Akron Zips, 42-28, in the second half as the Bulls went on a late second half run for a 77-64 win Tuesday night at Alumni Arena. The victory was the 25th straight for UB at Alumni Arena and it was also their 25th of the year as the Bulls improve to 25-3 and 13-2 in Mid-American Conference play.
The Bulls conclude a three-game homestand on Tuesday night when they host the Akron Zips at Alumni Arena. Through the first two home games, UB has scored an average of 97.0 points per game and they defeated their two opponents by an average of 35 points. UB defeated Akron in the first meeting on the road, 76-70.
Fresh off a dominating week at home, University at Buffalo senior guard CJ Massinburg has been named the MAC East Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday. This is the third time this season that Massinburg has been honored as the East Player of the Week.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team earned a bye to Cleveland for the sixth straight season on Friday night as the Bulls defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 80-57 in front of a record crowd of 6,688, the largest to see a game in the arena’s current configuration. The Bulls also claimed their 24th straight win at home, improving to 24-3 on the season and 12-2 in Mid-American Conference Play.
The Bulls remain home for the middle game of a three-game homestand on Friday evening when they host Kent State in a nationally-televised game on ESPN2. Buffalo came back to defeat the Golden Flashes 88-79 on the road in late January. UB has won 10 of the last 12 meetings between the two teams.