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UB Women's Basketball pose in front of Alumni Arena as they prepare to head to Connecticut for the NCAA Tournament. March 19, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
March 19, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - The University at Buffalo's Men's and Women's basketball teams embarked to their respective towns for the first round matchups of the NCAA Tournament. Both teams left the north campus on Tuesday afternoon as Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown proclaimed March 19, 2019 as "UB Bulls...
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Brendan Keany
March 18, 2019 - 10:53 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - On Sunday, it was the UB men's team that learned their seeding in the NCAA Tournament. On Monday, the women had the chance to celebrate their back-to-back birth in college basketball's big dance. However, most of the drama was taken out of their celebration thanks...
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March 17, 2019 - 10:24 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - The University at Buffalo men's basketball team heads into the NCAA Tournament as the sixth seed in the West Region. @UBmenshoops are the #6 seed in the West Region. They will play the winner of the Arizona St. vs. St. John’s play-in game in the first round in Tulsa...
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March 17, 2019 - 9:22 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Sam Reinhart scored the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday night. After Jack Eichel and Tyler Bozak traded goals to open the shootout session, Reinhart scored on Buffalo's final attempt when he got just...
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March 17, 2019 - 6:07 am
(WBEN/AP) Kyle Lofton scored 23 points to lead St. Bonaventure to a 68-51 rout of Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 Tournament semifinals Saturday. Fourth-seeded St. Bonaventure reached the championship game for the first time since 2012, when the Bonnies beat Xavier 67-56. St. Bonaventure faces...
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March 16, 2019 - 10:07 pm
CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) — Not a coaching change. Not new players. Not any MAC team has been able to slow this historic run. Buffalo is far and away the class of its conference, the standard bearer, the team raising the bar and maybe one capable of making more noise in the NCAA Tournament. Raging Bulls...
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March 16, 2019 - 9:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (WBEN/AP) — Andrei Svechnikov and Justin Williams each scored goals, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Saturday night. Jordan Staal scored a late goal for his 500th career point, Lucas Wallmark also scored early and Curtis McElhinney stopped 35 shots to help...
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March 16, 2019 - 4:22 pm
CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) — Summer Hemphill scored 16 points and grabbed a Mid-American Conference tournament record 21 rebounds to help No. 4 seed Buffalo beat Ohio 77-61 on Saturday for an automatic NCAA Tournament bid. Buffalo (23-9) claimed its second MAC title in four years — winning as a No. 8 seed...
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March 15, 2019 - 9:37 pm
CLEVELAND (WBEN/AP) — Buffalo's hopes for another MAC championship were dangling, and as coach Nate Oats huddled his team during a timeout in the fourth quarter he made a request. "I told them, 'We gotta find a way to win this game,' " Oats said. C.J. Massinburg showed the way. Always does. The MAC...
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March 14, 2019 - 10:52 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist, Sidney Crosby added two assists and the surging Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-0 on Thursday night. Nick Bjugstad and Jake Guentzel each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which has won six of seven and sits third...
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