“I wish Nate the . . .
Oats accepts Alabama job
UB coach had recently signed 5-year deal
BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo athletic director Mark Alnutt has announced the resignation of head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats, who has accepted the head men’s basketball coaching position at Alabama.
“I wish Nate the . . .
NCAA: Texas Tech 78, Buffalo 58
TULSA, OK -- Defense has been the Texas Tech forte this year, and the Red Raiders flexed their strength on the big stage Sunday as they posted a 78-58 win over Buffalo in NCAA second-round action at the Bank of Oklahoma Center.
The sixth-seeded Bulls were . . .
PREVIEW NOTES: BUFFALO VS TEXAS TECH
Sunday will mark the second straight season that Buffalo has advanced to the Round of 32 as the Bulls face Texas Tech in Tulsa, OK.
The winner . . .
Buffalo 92, Arizona State 79
Bulls rumble past Sun Devils
BUFFALO VS ARIZONA STATE NOTES
• The meeting against Arizona State will be a reunion between current UB head coach Nate Oats and . . .
CIT TOURNEY: ULM 87, KENT STATE 77
Warhawk shooting proves too much
CIBT: DEPAUL 100, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 86
Blue Demons pull away after intermission
NIT: Xavier 78, Toledo 64
Musketeers second half run is decisive
NIT-bound Rockets will meet Xavier
TOLEDO, Ohio - The Toledo Rockets are headed to the National Invitation Tournament, meeting a recently hot in-state opponent during first round action. The Rockets (25-7, 13-5 MAC) will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to face Xavier University (18-15, 9-9 Big East) in the Cintas Center on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. The Musketeers won seven of eight games prior to Friday/s 71-67 overtime loss to #25 Villanova.
ATHENS, Ohio -- Former team captain Jeff Boals has been named the 19th head coach in the history of the Ohio men's basketball program, as announced by Director of Athletics Jim Schaus today.
BUFFALO, NY – The Mid-American Conference champions and nationally-ranked Buffalo Bulls have been placed in the NCAA Tournament South Region and will head to Tulsa, OK as the #6 seed. UB will face the First Four winner of Arizona State and St. John's on Friday at the BOK Center. If the former wins, it would pit the Bulls against their former coach, Bobby Hurley.
Buffalo's game will tip off at approximately 4:00 pm ET and will air nationally on TNT. It will be the second game in the session, with #3 Texas Tech and #14 Northern Kentucky.
Buffalo enters the NCAA Tournament with a 31-3 record, tied with Houston for the best mark in the country entering postseason play. UB took down Bowling Green, 87-73, Saturday night in Cleveland, winning its second straight MAC Tournament and fourth title in five years. The sixth seed is the highest for a MAC program since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
While the last three titles have come under head coach Nate Oats, the first was under his predecessor Hurley, who is now the head coach at Arizona State, one of two possible opponents for Buffalo. The Sun Devils are 22-10 on the season and they went 12-6 in the PAC-12, where they were the #2 seed. Arizona State lost to eventual PAC-12 tournament champion, Oregon.
The other possible opponent for UB will be an in-state opponent in St. John's. The Red Storm are 21-12 on the year and finished 8-10 in the Big East. St. John's lost in the Big East Tournament to one of Buffalo's three defeats on the season -- Marquette.
Arizona State and St. John's will play on Wednesday night in Dayton, OH.The MAC champion Buffalo Bulls were awarded a No. 6 seed for the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament and will meet the winner of a play-in game between Arizona State and St. Johns.
No. 18 BUFFALO 87, BOWLING GREEN 73
Strong senior class notches another title
By EVAN MEYER
CLEVELAND, Oh -- Senior Jeremy Harris poured in 31 points to lead all scorers as the No. 18 Buffalo Bulls pulled away from Bowling Green for an 87-73 victory in the Mid-American Conference championship game Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena.
With the win, Buffalo (31-3) extended its . . .
Falcons fight off NIU second half rally
#1 BUFFALO 85 – #5 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 81
Tourney-tough Bulls fight off CMU upset bid
MAC THURSDAY NIGHT SCOREBOARD
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 80, TOLEDO 76
BOWLING GREEN 99, BALL STATE 86
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MAC FOOTBALL STANDINGS
-- Final - 2022 --
BOWLING GREEN 5-3
KENT STATE 4-4
EASTERN MICHIGAN 5-3
WESTERN MICHIGAN 4-4
BALL STATE 3-5
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 3-5
NORTHERN ILLINOIS 2-6
MAC BASKETBALL STANDINGS
Team - MAC -- Overall
Toledo 16-2 (25-6)
Kent State 15-3 (25-6)
Akron 13-5 (21-10)
Ball State 11-7 (20-11)
Ohio 10-8 (18-13)
Buffalo 9-9 (15-16)
Northern Illinois 9-9 (13-18)
Miami 6-12 (12-19)
Bowling Green 5-13 (11-20)
Central Michigan 5-13 (10-21)
Eastern Michigan 5-13 (8-23)
Western Michigan 4-14 (8-23)