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Buffalo Bulls Men's Basketball
Buffalo Bulls
Buffalo Bulls Athletic Logo.svg
UniversityUniversity at Buffalo
All-time record633-603 (.512)
Head coachJim Whitesell (1st season)
ConferenceMid-American
LocationBuffalo, New York
ArenaAlumni Arena
(Capacity: 6,783)
NicknameBulls
ColorsRoyal Blue and White[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament Champions
2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
Conference Regular Season Champions
2009, 2015, 2018, 2019
Conference Division Season Champions
2009, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019

The Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team represents the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, United States. The team currently competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East Division. Buffalo began play in 1915 and joined the MAC in 1998. They won their first MAC East Division title in 2009, and won a third MAC East Division title in 2015 along with their first outright MAC Regular-Season championship and first MAC Tournament title to earn the program's first bid to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Bulls also have six appearances in the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship between 1957 and 1965 and one appearance in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Their current coach is Jim Whitesell, who was hired in April of 2019 to replace Nate Oats. Home games are played at the 6,783-seat Alumni Arena, which opened in 1982.

Conference affiliations

Postseason

NCAA Division I Tournament

Buffalo Bulls v Kent State Golden in 2014

The Bulls have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament four times. Their combined record is 2-4.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2015 #12 First Round #5 West Virginia L 62-68
2016 #14 First Round #3 Miami L 72-79
2018 #13 First Round
Second Round
#4 Arizona
#5 Kentucky
W 89-68
L 75-95
2019 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Arizona State
#3 Texas Tech
W 91-74
L 58-78

NCAA Division II Tournament results

The Bulls have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament six times. Their combined record is 5-8.

Year Round Opponent Result
1957 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Capital
Evansville
Kentucky Wesleyan
W 75-64
W 77-75
L 68-72
1958 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
American
Wagner
L 60-77
L 65-72
1959 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Saint Michael's
Williams
L 51-53
W 78-53
1960 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Wabash
Arkansas State
L 65-76
W 53-52
1963 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
South Carolina State
Youngstown State
L 63-80
L 53-65
1965 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Randolph-Macon
Akron
W 81-69
L 58-69

NIT results

The Bulls have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) one time. Their record is 1-1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2005 Opening Round
First Round
Drexel
Saint Joseph's
W 81-76
L 50-55

Alumni Arena

Bulls Basketball complex in Alumni Arena
Victor E. Bull, Buffalo Bulls Mascot, November 5, 2013

The Buffalo Bulls play their home games at Alumni Arena, located in Amherst, New York. The arena seats 6,100 spectators and features a state of the art video-board, sound, and lighting systems.

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

Retired jerseys

Retired Basketball Jerseys
Curtis Blackmore
52
1970-1973

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Jim Horne
13
1951-1955

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Harold Kuhn
19
1949-1952

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Sam Pellom
50
1974-1978

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Rasaun Young
11
1993-1998

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All-Americans

The following Buffalo players were named NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans:

Academic All-Americans

The following Buffalo players were named Academic All-Americans:

Mid-American Conference award recipients

Player of the Year

Tournament MVP

Coach of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

  • Dontay Caruthers - 2017, 2019
  • Davonta Jordan - 2020

Freshman of the Year

Sixth Man of the Year

  • Mark Bortz - 2005[9]
  • Nick Perkins - 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Ronaldo Segu - 2020

Academic All-MAC

All-MAC teams

All-MAC First Team

All-MAC Second Team

All-MAC Third Team

All-Freshman Team

All-Defensive Team

  • Willie Conner - 2016[16]
  • Dontay Caruthers - 2017, 2019[15]
  • Davonta Jordan - 2018, 2019

All-Tournament Team

References

  1. ^ "University at Buffalo Color Palette". Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Buffalo 2018-19 Men's Basketball Media Guide". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 19, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Bulls to Honor Former Standout Rasaun Young on March 8". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. February 28, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Hamilton Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors". GoHolyCross.com. College of the Holy Cross. March 22, 2005. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Mitchell Watt Earns AP All-America Honorable Mention Honors". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 26, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Javon McCrea Named AP All-America Honorable Mention". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 31, 2014. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Justin Moss Named AP All-America Honorable Mention". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 30, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top AP All-America team". APNews.com. Associated Press. April 2, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "2014 MAC Record Book" (PDF). MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Justin Moss Named MAC Player Of The Year". UBBulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. March 11, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Buffalo's Oats, Massinburg Earn Top MAC Honors". getsomemaction.com. Mid-American Conference. March 13, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ a b Wright, Branson (March 14, 2015). "Buffalo Bulls forward Xavier Ford named MVP of MAC Tournament 2015: Notebook (photos)". Cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2016.
  13. ^ a b Wright, Branson (March 12, 2016). "Buffalo Bulls' Willie Connor named tournament MVP: MAC Tournament 2016 (video)". Cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "MAC Announces Men's Basketball All-MAC, All-Freshman Teams". MAC-Sports.com. Mid-American Conference. March 9, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Hamilton, Massinburg, Caruthers Earn All-MAC Honors". www.ubbulls.com. University at Buffalo Athletics. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d "MAC ANNOUNCES MEN'S HOOPS ALL-MAC, ALL-FRESHMAN & ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAMS". Mid-American Conference. March 7, 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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