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More Madness: ACC to propose 72-team field

The ACC wants to grow the NCAA tournament field to 72 teams and will propose adding a second First Four site on the West Coast.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo's short run in the NCAA Tournament is over because Kentucky's future NBA talent totally dominated all aspects of the game. Kentucky has relied on Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of late but it was a complete team effort as four players reached double figures to get the Cats to the Sweet Sixteen

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky freshmen have scored 71 points against Buffalo today, the most ever by a Kentucky freshman class in an NCAA Tournament game

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's 26 points is 4th-most by a Kentucky freshman in the NCAA Tournament

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky is doing what Arizona couldn't do against Buffalo: get to the rim and guard the 3-point shot. The Wildcats outscored the Bulls by 10 in the paint and have limited Buffalo to just 5 of 17 from 3. Also Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been unstoppable with 17 pts

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo's Bull had the better dance moves but Kentucky's Wildcat did a backflip so I think we all won

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

These kids are from Boise but they are all Buffalo Bulls today. They've been cheering the Bulls on through warmups and yell even louder for every 3 made and every warmup dunk

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How the landscape of the South Region shifted over the last few hours:

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo G CJ Massinburg said the Bulls wanted to shoot 3s to expose Arizona's big men Thursday. Against Kentucky on Saturday Massinburg expects a more inside game from the Bulls. "This game I feel like my big guy Nick Perkins is going to get a lot inside and dominate and play his game how he's been playing the whole year."

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing Buffalo G Jeremy Harris doesn't want Buffalo to be called is a "Cinderella" team after upsetting No. 4 seed Arizona in Boise. "Everybody [on Buffalo's team] thinks we should be here. Yesterday's game wasn't like a fluke or whatever you call it. But I think we have a very confident team. And I don't really like the term 'Cinderella team.'"

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo F Nick Perkins says he respects Kentucky's team and its game a lot but he thinks the Bulls' pace should disrupt the way the Wildcats want to use their big men Saturday. “Their bigs don't really do much except for a few post moves here and there. Their bigs are decent but we can defend them. When you're playing bigger guys out there obviously it's harder to defend guards like ours.”

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo F Nick Perkins says he feels like the Bulls have an advantage over Kentucky when it comes to their guard play and perimeter defense.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Buffalo G CJ Massinburg said he's tired of the Bulls just being labeled as a mid-major but it does mean that other teams overlook them. Arizona was a team Massinburg said he felt didn't play as hard as it could have Thursday night and maybe that was because of Buffalo's mid-major label.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky F Kevin Knox says he sees a lot of Kentucky in this Buffalo team but he also thinks this team plays a lot like West Virginia and Tennessee who UK combined to go 2-2 against this season. Knox thinks Saturday's game comes down to transition defense and guard play -- two things that overwhelmed Arizona last night

Clark says getting into the lane became 'second nature' for Bulls (1:47)
Buffalo's Massinburg delivers kind response to destroying brackets (0:43)
Buffalo fan celebrates by slamming into table in the snow (0:26)
Buffalo's Oats: 'I can't say enough about my kids' effort' (2:19)
Arizona underwhelmed in all areas (1:26)
How Buffalo shut down Arizona (0:44)

Team Stats

Points Per Game84.66th
Rebounds Per Game38.638th
Assists Per Game16.618th
Points Allowed76.2274th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-2
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances2