Nate Oats

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March 27, 2019 - 4:32 pm
Tuscaloosa, Ala (WBEN) - Alabama has hired Nate Oats, who led Buffalo to three NCAA Tournaments in four seasons, as its new men's basketball coach. Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne announced the hiring Wednesday, three days after parting ways with Avery Johnson. Oats was the Mid-American...
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March 21, 2019 - 5:47 am
DAYTON, Ohio (WBEN/AP) — A freshman guard overcame a frightful fall and helped Bobby Hurley — a two-time champion guard at Duke — get his first NCAA Tournament win as a coach. And he'll be facing the coach who replaced him at Buffalo. Luguentz Dort shook off knee and hip injuries from a hard fall,...
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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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University at Buffalo Men's Basketball Coach Nate Oats on March 12, 2018 before Buffalo's trip to Boise for the NCAA Tournament (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
March 14, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Cleveland, OH (WBEN) UB men's basketball coach Nate Oats has signed a five year contract extension, shortly after the Bulls defeated Akron in the MAC tournament quarterfinals. The new contract makes Oats the highest paid coach in the Mid-American Conference with an annual salary of $837,000 which...
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UB Bulls Football leaves UB Stadium for Mobile, Alabama. December 18, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Tom Puckett
December 21, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) For UB fans, this may the biggest sports weekend they've had in a while. The Bulls are in a bowl game this weekend, and have a chance to adds a 12th win to the basketball season. Tonight, men's basketball travels to Marquette. The Bulls are ranked 14th in the country, and are...
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March 17, 2018 - 7:16 am
Boise, Idaho (WBEN/AP) - The University at Buffalo Bulls took down one of college basketball's biggest programs and gets another shot in the second round against Kentucky. The Bulls used pressure defense to fluster Arizona in an opening 89-68 win and is hoping to do the same thing against Kentucky'...
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March 08, 2018 - 7:42 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — Men's basketball coach Nate Oats is being rewarded for the University at Buffalo's record-setting season, agreeing to a new five-year contract. The agreement was announced Thursday, shortly after the Bulls improved to 24-8 to set a single-season program record for...
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March 02, 2018 - 8:24 pm
AMHERST, N.Y. (WBEN/AP-John Wawrow) — Nate Oats can appreciate the skepticism he attracted two years ago, when coaching Buffalo to an NCAA Tournament berth in his first season. Perhaps, he somehow lucked out. Maybe, the success was the result of Bobby Hurley's lingering influence after Oats' renown...
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