The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team outscored South Dakota State 56-48 in the second half, but the Jackrabbits shot nearly 61% for the game as the Bulls fell, 94-80, in the final game of the Cayman Classic. The Bulls will return to Western New York with a 3-2 record.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team opened the extra period with a 9-2 run on Tuesday evening, defeating UAB, 96-91, in overtime in the second game of the Cayman Classic. The Bulls rode a career performance from junior Dontay Caruthers, who had 23 points as UB improved to 3-1 on the young season.
Junior CJ Massinburg scored a game-high 29 points as the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team nearly pulled off a monumental upset before falling 73-67 to #12 Cincinnati in the first round of the Cayman Classic.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2011-12 on Wednesday night as the Bulls defeated the defending Ohio Valley Conference champions, Jacksonville State, 81-76, at Alumni Arena. The loss was the first of the season for the Gamecocks, who had entered the night 2-0.
Behind a career-high 26 points from junior Nick Perkins, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team won its season opener for the fourth straight year, defeating cross-town rival Canisius, 80-75. It was a back and forth affair that saw the Bulls trail for much of the second half.
The Bulls will officially open their 101st year of men’s basketball Saturday afternoon against Canisius. The Bulls are 54-46 all-time in season openers and they are 22-12 in home openers since moving into Alumni Arena.
Third-year head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats has announced his signing class for the 2018-19 season, which includes three highly touted recruits. National scouting services have the Buffalo class amongst the top 60 nationally, making it the highest rated class in school history.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team put on a show for the home fans for the first time on Friday evening as the Bulls led nearly wire-to-wire in a 77-55 exhibition win over Daemen at Alumni Arena. The Bulls had nine different players find the scoring column as they recorded 20 assists on their 30 made field goals.
The Bulls will play their second of two exhibition games on Friday night as they host the Daemen Wildcats at Alumni Arena. This is the third straight year that UB and Daemen will meet at Alumni Arena for an exhibition game. In 2015-16, Buffalo won 87-68. Last year, UB won by five in overtime.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team went toe-to-toe with one of the top teams in the country on Saturday afternoon as the Bulls lost to Rhode Island, 80-72, in overtime in a charity exhibition for both teams with net proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. The Rams were selected as the preseason winners of the Atlantic 10 and are receiving votes in the Top 25. Last season they reached the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has been picked to win the Mid-American Conference East Division and received nine tournament championship votes, it was announced Thursday morning by the league office. Juniors CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins were named to the preseason All-MAC East Division Team. The polls were voted on by a panel of all 12 MAC head coaches and 18 media members.
In recognition of a leadership gift made by the Murchie family to the recently announced fieldhouse, the UB Council endorsed a resolution, on Monday, to name the new fieldhouse at the University at Buffalo, the Murchie Family Fieldhouse in honor of former UB hockey player Tunney Murchie and his family. The naming is subject to the approval of the SUNY Chancellor and the SUNY Board of Trustees.
Fans will have the opportunity to buy discounted tickets for the upcoming 2017-18 basketball season as the Division of Athletics will be holding their annual flash sale on Wednesday. Online sales will begin at 6am, while the UB ticket office will be open from 9am to 5pm.
The longtime dream of an on-campus fieldhouse at the University at Buffalo will soon be a reality. University at Buffalo Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced on Friday that the university has secured the services of Rochester-based LeChase Construction as the general contractor and New York-based architecture firm CHA for the project.
Raheem Johnson became the fourth member of last season’s senior squad to sign a professional contract as he signed with Michelon Etha Engomis Nicosia in Cyprus. With the signing, all four scholarship senior from last year have earned their college degrees and signed professional contracts.
Another University at Buffalo men’s basketball player has signed a professional contract as Willie Conner signed with G.S.L Faros out of Larissa, Greece. The club plays in the top league in Greece, the Greek Basket League.
Former University at Buffalo men’s basketball player David Kadiri has signed his first professional contract, as he will join the Manchester Giants. Kadiri, who played two seasons for the Bulls, left his mark helping UB to an NCAA Tournament, while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.
In conjunction with Experience, a mobile commerce, ticketing, and data solutions company, UB Athletics has introduced the all-new MoBULL Pass, the most flexible ticket program for Buffalo Bulls fans! With the MoBULL Pass you can purchase a 10-ticket package or a 30-ticket package, with the flexibility to use the tickets on your own terms at home football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball games, wrestling and concerts during the 2017-18 season.
Three more pieces of the University at Buffalo men’s basketball schedule fell into place on Monday afternoon as the Big 4 announced their games against each other in a collective release put out by UB, Canisius, Niagara, and St. Bonaventure.
University at Buffalo men’s basketball standout Blake Hamilton has signed his first professional contract, as he will play for BK Ventspils in Latvia this upcoming season. The club competes in the Latvian Basketball League, the Baltic Basketball League, and the Champions League.
The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will rekindle one of their oldest rivalries this season as the Bulls will make the two hour trip to Syracuse University on Dec. 19 for a non-conference game at the Carrier Dome. This will be the first meeting between these two schools since Dec. 30, 2001.
University at Buffalo head men’s basketball coach Nate Oats has named Jamie Quarles as assistant coach. Quarles was a long-time assistant coach at Augusta University where he was most recently named one of the Top 10 Young Professionals To Watch by Augusta Magazine.