Buffalo meets Texas Tech in Second Round
No. 6 seed Buffalo (32-3) vs. No. 3 seed Texas Tech (27-6)
NCAA Tournament Second Round, Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Sunday, 5:10 p.m. EDT
Looking dangerous, No. 6 seed Buffalo breezes past ASU
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Looking like a No. 6 seed no one wants to play, high-scoring Buffalo breezed into the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
C. Michigan, Buffalo meet in MAC semis
Central Michigan (23-10, 12-8) vs. Buffalo (29-3, 17-2)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Semifinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Friday, 5:30 p.m. EDT
Akron meets Buffalo in MAC quarters
No. 8 seed Akron (17-15, 9-10) vs. No. 1 seed Buffalo (28-3, 16-2)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 11 p.m. EDT
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Perkins recalled arriving at Buffalo as what he referred to as "a little fat kid."
Four years later in his final home game, the senior showed off how far he's come...
BG faces tough test vs No. 19 Buffalo
Bowling Green (20-10, 12-5) vs. No. 19 Buffalo (27-3, 15-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Friday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Bowling...
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — After Buffalo bombed Ohio with 3-pointers last month, the No. 19 Bulls seemed ready for a repeat.
Buffalo hit eight of its first 11 3-point attempts, but Ohio wouldn't go...
Ohio faces tough test vs No. 19 Buffalo
No. 19 Buffalo (26-3, 14-2) vs. Ohio (13-15, 5-11)
Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 19 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Ohio. Ohio has...
Miami faces tough test vs No. 21 Buffalo
No. 21 Buffalo (25-3, 13-2) vs. Miami (15-13, 7-8)
John D. Millett Hall, Oxford, Ohio; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Miami. Miami has...
Massinburg leads No. 21 Buffalo to 77-64 win over Akron
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — It's been so long, senior guard CJ Massinburg can't remember the last time Buffalo lost at home.
Akron faces tough test vs No. 21 Buffalo
Akron (15-12, 7-7) vs. No. 21 Buffalo (24-3, 12-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 21 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Akron. Akron has lost...
Perkins leads No. 25 Buffalo to 80-57 win over Kent State
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Having played Buffalo toe-to-toe in Kent State's last meeting, coach Rob Senderoff was feeling good about the Golden Flashes holding the lead with two minutes left in the...
Kent State faces tough test vs No. 25 Buffalo
Kent State (19-7, 8-5) vs. No. 25 Buffalo (23-3, 11-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 25 Buffalo presents a tough challenge for Kent State. Kent...
No. 25 Buffalo shakes off poor start, beats Toledo 88-82
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo is still in a bit of a 3-point shooting funk — except for Nick Perkins, who lifted the Bulls to an impressive victory in a Mid-American Conference showdown with Toledo.
No. 14 Buffalo survives scare, beats Kent State 88-79
KENT, Ohio (AP) — No surprise, the guys from slippery, snowy Western New York weathered the storm.
CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins scored 20 points apiece as No. 14 Buffalo pulled away in the final minutes and avoided dropping its second Mid-American Conference game in four days with an 88-79 win over Kent State on Friday night.
No. 16 Buffalo holds off upset-minded WMU 88-79
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Buffalo was finally challenged in conference play — and coach Nate Oats wasn't thrilled with how his team handled it.
Jeremy Harris had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the 16th-ranked Bulls held off upset-minded Western Michigan 88-79 on Tuesday night, but this game was close throughout after Buffalo won its first three Mid-American Conference games by a combined 70 points.
No. 20 Buffalo rolls in MAC opener, 74-58 over EMU
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Nick Perkins has a good idea of how the rest of the Mid-American Conference feels about facing Buffalo this season.
"When you've got a national ranking, everybody wants to beat you," the 6-foot-8 senior said.
The 20th-ranked Bulls were ready for their first MAC test of 2018-19. Montell McRae scored a career-high 18 points and Perkins added 15 to lift Buffalo to an easy 74-58 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.
No. 21 Buffalo improves to 12-1 with 87-72 win over Canisius
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo had a week off to brood over its first loss of the season.
"You get home and I feel like Markus Howard ruined our Christmas," Buffalo's CJ Massinburg said in reference to the Marquette guard who scored 45 points in the Golden Eagles' 103-85 win over the Bulls on Dec. 21. "Family members: 'Hey, it's good to see you. How you let him light you up like that?' That's the next thing their saying."
No. 14 Buffalo tops So. Illinois 73-65, improves to 10-0
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — After surviving a surprising challenge on its home floor, Buffalo is ready for a challenging road ahead.
Nick Perkins had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Buffalo beat Southern Illinois 73-65 on Saturday ahead of a pivotal trip to face Syracuse and No. 21 Marquette next week.
The undefeated Bulls (10-0) are eyeing a return to the NCAA Tournament after upending No. 4 seed Arizona as a 13th seed last year.
No. 17 Buffalo rolls past Division II Le Moyne 89-55
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — In wins over Arizona in last year's NCAA Tournament and at West Virginia earlier this season, Buffalo learned what it takes to pull off an upset.
It also learned how to avoid the losing side of one.
"I think it gives us an advantage," Bulls guard CJ Massinburg said, "because we know the recipe for disaster."
Massinburg had 13 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists and four steals, and No. 17 Buffalo used a big second-half run to beat Division II Le Moyne 89-55 on Wednesday night.
No. 21 Buffalo beats San Francisco in matchup of unbeatens
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nick Perkins scored 22 points, Jeremy Harris added 15 with eight rebounds and No. 21 Buffalo held off San Francisco for an 85-81 victory Saturday in the title game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.
C.J. Massinburg scored 15 points, making 5 of 6 free throws in the final 20 seconds to close out the win, and Montell McCrae added 11 points as Buffalo (7-0) won the matchup of unbeatens to continue its best start since 1930.
No. 21 Buffalo beats Milwaukee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds, and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.
CJ Massinburg added 16 points as the Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season.
Buffalo advanced to Saturday's championship game in the Goliath bracket where they will meet San Francisco (7-0), a 76-58 winner over Stephen F. Austin.
Perkins, No. 22 Buffalo blow out Dartmouth 110-71
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — With a nine-day layoff between games, Buffalo's players challenged each other in practice to stay sharp.
They may have given each other a tougher test than Dartmouth did on Wednesday night.
Nick Perkins had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 22 Buffalo scored the first 15 points and cruised to a 110-71 victory.
Perkins, Buffalo beat Saint Francis in 1st Division I game
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Perkins had 16 points and nine rebounds, CJ Massinburg added 11 points and eight boards, and Buffalo beat Saint Francis 82-67 on Tuesday in the first Division I game of the season.
Jeremy Harris, one of Buffalo's top returners, was held to six points on 3-of-15 shooting. Massinburg enters the season within striking distance of becoming Buffalo's all-time leading scorer.
Bullish: Buffalo wins MAC title over Toledo, NCAA bid
CLEVELAND (AP) — Handed a pair scissors, Buffalo coach Nate Oats began climbing a ladder to cut down another championship net.
As he rose above the floor, the fans below him chanted: "Five more years! Five more years!"
The Bulls are back on top, and they just might stay there for a while.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 22 points and CJ Massinburg scored 14 and Buffalo beat Kent State 78-61 on Friday and advanced to the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game.
The top-seeded Bulls (25-8) will play Friday night's other semifinal winner between second seed Toledo and No. 3 Eastern Michigan.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored a career-high 27 points, CJ Massinburg added 18 and top-seeded Buffalo held off eighth-seeded Central Michigan's rally in the second half for a 89-74 win in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday.
Nick Perkins had 16 points and the Bulls (24-8) made two big 3-pointers in the final 2:17 to put away the Chippewas.
Buffalo plays fifth-seeded Kent State, the defending tournament champion, in Friday's first semifinal.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins scored 19 points each and Buffalo ended the regular season with a 100-70 defeat of Bowling Green and clinched the outright Mid-American Conference regular-season championship Friday night.
Buffalo dominates Ohio in 108-82 win
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Perkins scored 21 points, Dontay Caruthers poured in 19 more and Buffalo pierced the century mark for the third time this season in a 108-82 win over Ohio on Saturday.
Jeremy Harris added 12 points and 11 assists, Wes Clark had 12 points and 10 rebounds and CJ Massinburg finished with 15 points for Buffalo, which shot 53 percent to rack up a program record for points scored in a Mid-American Conference game.
Miami (Ohio) knocks off MAC-leading Buffalo 84-81
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Nike Sibande scored 21 points, freshman Isaiah Coleman-Lands added 17 points with five 3-pointers — both season highs — and Miami (Ohio) beat Mid-American Conference-leader Buffalo 84-81 on Tuesday night.
Buffalo guard Wes Clark completed a 3-point play on a driving layup with 22 seconds to go to pull to 80-78. Sibande was quickly fouled and made two free throws, Clark missed a layup and Sibande added two more at the stripe for a six-point lead with 14 seconds left.
Buffalo clinches MAC East with 95-82 win over Bowling Green
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg had 24 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and Buffalo clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division title on Friday night with a 95-82 win over Bowling Green.
The Bulls (20-7, 12-2) made 12 of 20 from 3-point range to hold off the Falcons (16-11, 7-7), who were the last team in the East with any chance of matching Buffalo in the final standings. Both teams have four games remaining in the season.
Harris, Clark help Buffalo beat Kent State 84-72
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeremy Harris had 24 points and Wes Clark scored 19, including three 3-pointers, to help Buffalo beat Kent State 84-72 on Tuesday night.
Harris and Clark combined to make 17 of 29 (58.6 percent) from the field. Nick Perkins had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while CJ Massinburg added eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Buffalo (19-7, 11-2 Mid-American Conference).
Harris hits 4 3s, scores 22; Buffalo beats Central Michigan
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Jeremy Harris hit four 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and Wes Clark made 4-of-4 free throws in the final 28 seconds to help Buffalo beat Central Michigan 88-82 on Tuesday night.
Clark finished with 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists. CJ Massinburg added 18 points, including three 3-pointers, and Nick Perkins scored 13 for Buffalo (18-6, 10-1 Mid-American Conference).
Massinburg scores 26, Buffalo beats Western Michigan 92-86
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg scored 26 points Friday night and Buffalo shot 59 percent from the field on its way to a 92-86 win over Western Michigan.
Massinburg hit a 3-pointer to make it 84-72 with 1:45 left and made 8 of 10 foul shots in the final minute to help the Bulls (17-6, 9-1 Mid-American Conference) hold on for the win.
Kent State rallies from 18 down, tops 1st-place Buffalo
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Danny Pippen scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Adonis De La Rosa had 20 points, six boards and five assists and Kent State completed an 18-point comeback to beat first-place Buffalo 82-79 on Tuesday night.
Kent State guard Jaylin Walker spun to split two defenders and hit a floater to tie it at 77 with 1:27 to go and Pippen made a layup with 37 seconds left to give the Golden Flashes their first lead since 2-0.
Buffalo beats Ohio 73-66, remains unbeaten in MAC
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Perkins scored 20 points, Ikenna Smart and Jeremy Harris posted double-doubles and Buffalo remained unbeaten in the Mid-American Conference with a 73-66 win over Ohio on Friday night, the Bulls' ninth straight victory.
Perkins reached 1,004 career points, Smart had 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds and Harris 17 points and 10 boards for the Bulls (16-5, 8-0), who have won eight consecutive conference games for the first time since 2011-12.
Buffalo wins 8th straight, tops Eastern Michigan 83-69
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds to help Mid-American Conference leader Buffalo beat Eastern Michigan 83-69 on Tuesday night for its eighth straight victory.
CJ Massinburg added 18 points, Nick Perkins 17 and Wes Clark 13 for Buffalo (15-5, 7-0), which has scored 80-plus points in eight straight games.
Buffalo stays unbeaten in MAC, beats W. Michigan 84-74
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — CJ Massinburg and Jeremy Harris scored 20 points each on Friday night and Buffalo remained the lone unbeaten team in the Mid-American Conference with an 84-74 win over Western Michigan.
Buffalo beats Northern Illinois 95-67 for sixth straight win
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Perkins matched his season-high with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting and added six rebounds to lead Buffalo past Northern Illinois 95-67 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory.
Harris’s double-double lifts Buffalo past Miami (OH) 82-66
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jeremy Harris scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds and CJ Massinburg added a double-double and Buffalo pulled away in the second half to beat Miami (OH) 82-66 on Saturday.
Buffalo (12-5, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) led 34-33 at halftime and started the second half with a 16-7 run with Harris scoring eight points for a 50-40 lead. Harris added a dunk and a layup, Jayvon Graves made a 3, and the Bulls extended the lead to 57-42 with 12:44 left.
Harris, Perkins net 17 each, lead Buffalo past Akron 87-65
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jeremy Harris and Nick Perkins scored 17 points apiece and C.J. Massinburg had a double-double to lead Buffalo to an 87-65 win over Akron on Tuesday night.
Massinburg had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls (11-5, 3-0 Mid-American Conference), who had six players in double figures to win their fourth straight with their first win at Akron in six seasons.
Buffalo snaps Ball State’s 9-game win streak
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jayvon Graves and Jeremy Harris scored 16 apiece and combined to hit seven 3-pointers as Buffalo rolled to an 83-63 win over Ball State on Saturday, snapping the Cardinals' nine-game win streak.
Massinburg helps Buffalo pull away late, beat Toledo 104-94
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg scored 10 of his 27 points in the final 5:24 to help Buffalo pull away and beat Toledo 104-94 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American Conference opener.
Tre'Shaun Fletcher made three free throws to pull Toledo (8-6) to 84-81. Massinburg answered with a jumper and layup, and was 6-of-6 shooting from the line as the Bulls closed on a 20-13 surge.
Syracuse outlasts stubborn Buffalo 81-74
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse won the game but don't tell Buffalo the Orange are better.
"It's frustrating," said Bulls coach Nate Oats. "They (Buffalo players) think they're as good as them. They really do, and I tend to agree with them. Those three players on Syracuse (Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard) are really good. After that, we've got some really good players at the front end, too, but we're deeper and our bench is better."
Massinburg scores 28, Buffalo holds off Delaware 75-72
NEWARK, Del. (AP) — CJ Massinburg had 28 points with five 3-pointers and a career-high 14 rebounds, and Buffalo held off Delaware 75-72 on Wednesday night.
Davonta Jordan added 20 points and the Bulls (5-3) made 30 of 60 from the floor.
Buffalo races past Niagara 106-87
NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) — C.J. Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris and Dontay Caruthers added 23 apiece and Buffalo rolled to a 106-87 win over Niagara on Wednesday night.
Nick Perkins added 16 points for the Bulls (3-2), who were playing their first true road game.
Daum scores 34, SDSU takes 5th at Cayman Islands Classic
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Mike Daum made 11 of 17 shots and scored 34 points to help South Dakota State beat Buffalo 94-80 on Wednesday for fifth place at the Cayman Islands Classic.
Daum, the nation's leading returning scorer at 25.1 points per game during his sophomore season, moved into sixth on SDSU's scoring list, passing Clint Sargent (2007-11; 1,505) and Steve Brown (1974-78; 1,534). Nate Wolters holds the program record with 2,363 points from 2009-13.
Caruthers leads balanced Buffalo past UAB 96-91 in overtime
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Davonta Jordan kicked off the overtime period with a layup, all Buffalo's remaining points came at the foul line and the Bulls rebounded from their first loss this season with a 96-91 win over UAB in OT at the Caymans Challenge on Tuesday night.
Buffalo (3-1) recovered from a 73-67 loss to 12th-ranked Cincinnati to open the tournament on Monday.
Clark has 24 and 14, No. 12 Cincy holds off Buffalo 73-67.
GEORGETOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Gary Clark was in the spotlight Monday night, even if it was reluctantly.
Clark scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and No. 12 Cincinnati held off Buffalo 73-68 to close the opening round of the Cayman Islands Classic.
He had 17 of his points in the second half, making 3 of 4 shots and 10 of 11 free throws and grabbed 10 of his rebounds after the Bulls clawed back from a 13-point halftime deficit. Eight points came in the final 3:23.
Massinburg leads Buffalo to 81-76 win over Jacksonville St.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg had 25 points, six rebounds and five assists and Nick Perkins scored 16 points to help Buffalo beat Jacksonville State 81-76 on Wednesday night.
Davonta Jordan added 11 points and Montell McRae scored 10 for Buffalo, which is 2-0 for the first time since the 2011-12 season.