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Hurley bags Freelove, Witherspoon lands on his feet

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University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White’s hiring of former Duke basketball star Bobby Hurley as the Bulls’ new coach has already paid dividends.

After luring transfer

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‘Spoon down: UB Bulls can head coach Witherspoon

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Even though the UB Bulls unceremoniously stumbled in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals last night, no one really saw this personnel move coming.

University at Buffalo athletic director Danny White released a statement today to announce the firing of…

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‘In Coop they trust’: Bobcats’ defense too heavy for UB

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The University at Buffalo’s final home Mid-American Conference tilt boasted a little of everything—extended scoring runs, record-setting performances and the re-emergence of a former star. The Buffalo Bulls fell short against the Ohio Bobcats, who had…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Bulls find efficiency, MAAC schools face tests

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In a season that’s been plagued by close conference losses, errant shooting and poor decision-making, the UB Bulls finally put together an impressive 40-minute effort in torching the Central Michigan Chippewas 91-73.

“For the first time, we played…

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Senior-laden Temple rolls to UB tonight

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Honestly, the University at Buffalo Bulls (2-5) have made strides since their discouraging season-opening loss to Princeton. Their movement on offense is more crisp, Auraum Nuiriankh and Will Regan have started to shake their early-season doldrums, and the team has…

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Tsuj’s Ten: Wrestling with Regan, Griffs road problems

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The story of Nichols School star Will Regan seemed well on the path of other local stars that eschewed playing college ball in Western New York. Jonny Flynn,…

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McCrea cracks CBS Sports’ Top 100 list for second time

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The danger that stemmed from Javon McCrea’s outstanding freshman season was that local college basketball lovers immediately created unrealistic expectations for the University at Buffalo star power forward. “He’s a future NBA first rounder!”…

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CBS Sports weighs in on Bulls basketball

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Last month, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team had the opportunity to play a four-game series in Canada, a postseason…

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Mitchell Watt lands in an NBA mock draft

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Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol…Mitchell Watt? According to NBADraft.net, one of the web’s leaders in NBA Draft predictions, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball star…

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Changing winds: Eyeing UB basketball’s future

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How do you measure the success of the UB Bulls men’s basketball season? Is success determined by 20 wins and a national TV appearance for the ESPN BracketBuster? What about Mitchell Watt’s selection as MAC Player of the Year? Or is the barometer simply…

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The power of five

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In a life or death situation, what situation would be scarier: outswimming a big, ferocious shark or outrunning an equally big and vicious bear?

Now this may seem like a silly debate, but these are the types of philosophical questions that a certain group…

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Watt, Watson help Bulls sweep Zips

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Behind Mitchell Watt’s 22 points and Tony Watson II’s six-for-six free throw shooting in the final minute, the UB Bulls won a colossal…

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Bulls roll into Akron with eyes on sweep

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The UB Bulls take their annual trip to the JAR tonight—the James A. Rhodes Arena—to face the MAC-leading Akron Zips. At 10-4 in conference play, the Bulls can gain a full game on the 12-2 Zips with a road win tonight, preserving hope for their first ever…

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Teach me how to Davey

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When the men’s basketball team needs a big bucket, senior forward Dave Barnett often pipes up. “I’m going to make it if you give me the ball,” he says.

He’s made this proclamation four times over the past two seasons, and he’s been right every…

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Tsuj’s Ten: College basketball, 2/27

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1) Return to confidence: With the seedings for the 2012 MAC Tournament slowly taking shape, the UB Bulls did what was necessary Saturday to stay in the hunt for…

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