UB Bulls face Arizona in NCAA Tournament

Bonaventure up against UCLA in first four

Tim Wenger
March 11, 2018 - 8:51 pm

WBEN Photo/Tim Wenger

Williamsville, N.Y. (WBEN) - It wasn't just any regular Sunday night at Santoras on Transit Road in Williamsville, it was Selection Sunday and the guests of honor were the UB Bulls men's basketball team and Coach Nate Oats.

PHOTOS:  UB Bulls Selection Sunday Watch Party

The crowd erupted into cheers as they watched their selection LIVE on TNT and found out they're headed for Boise to face Arizona Thursday night.

"They're talented, it's going to be a war for sure", said Coach Nate Oats immediately following the selection announcement.  Oats was struggling to speak, having lost his voice during the MAC tournament in Cleveland.  "We're going to have to bring our A game for sure", said Oats.

Meanwhile, St. Bonaventure was an uncertain tournament participant and was one of the last four teams in, joining Syracuse, UCLA, and Oklahoma. They will play UCLA in the First Four. Both teams are 11 seeds. The game will be Tuesday night at 9:30 in Dayton, Ohio. The winner of that game will play #6 Florida in Dallas on Thursday.

AUDIO:  Nate Oats following Selection Sunday at Santoras

 

 

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