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2019 Schedule
32-3, 1st in MAC E

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

It's defense vs. offense in the Tulsa regional, with a Sweet 16 berth on the line. High-powered Buffalo averages more than 85 points per game, fourth-most in Division I. On the other side, Texas Tech boasts one of college hoops' most hellacious defenses; the Red Raiders surrender only 59 points a game, third-fewest in Division I.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

BPI favorites were 8-0 in the round of 32 on Saturday despite LSU and Auburn having less than a 55% chance to win. On Sunday there could be less drama as Texas Tech, who has a 71% chance to beat Buffalo, is the most vulnerable favorite per espn.com/bpi .

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

In the aftermath of Buffalo handling Arizona State, Nate Oats was appreciative, while Bobby Hurley was complimentary. Oats, who coached under Hurley before succeeding him at Buffalo in 2015, said just before tip, he thanked Hurley "for everything he's done for my career. ... I just tried not to look down (his) way during the game.” Hurley, who noted he'll be pulling for Buffalo the rest of the way, said Oats' own personality has "rubbed off" on the Bulls in "how hard the team competes."

Farnham, Ellis predicting deep runs for Buffalo (0:56)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

On the way to destroying former coach Bobby Hurley and Arizona State, Buffalo put up 91 points, tied for third-most ever by a MAC team in an NCAA Tournament game, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Oklahoma is the only other team to score 90-plus this tournament. The Bulls remain on fire, having not lost since the first day of February.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Hurley's Sun Devils have no answer for his former team right now. Buffalo is controlling the glass and exploding into transition. After a quick start fresh off the flight from Dayton, Arizona State is teetering on the edge of getting blown out.

Buffalo's excellent season could end quickly (0:35)
Bilas: Two of the best non Power-5 teams in West (4:20)
Harris drops 31 as Buffalo wins MAC Championship (1:18)
8d

Raging Bulls: Buffalo wins fourth MAC title in 5 years

Jeremy Harris scored 31 points, C.J. Massinburg added 17 and No. 18 Buffalo won its fourth Mid-American Conference title in five years -- and further stamped itself as a team to fear in the NCAA Tournament -- by beating Bowling Green 87-73 on Saturday...

Graves knocks down big 3 (0:26)
Plowden ties game with deep 3 (0:21)
Harris takes control with early slam (0:26)
9d

No. 18 Buffalo rallies past Central Michigan into MAC final

C.J. Massinburg dropped a spinning layup and made four free throws in the final 32 seconds as No. 18 Buffalo moved into the Mid-American Conference Tournament title game with an 85-81 win over Central Michigan in the semifinals on Friday night.

Massinburg hits 2 free throws to seal the deal (0:23)
Buffalo capitalizes on crazy sequence to take the lead (0:15)
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10dJeff Borzello

Buffalo agrees to 5-year extension with Oats

Buffalo head coach Nate Oats has agreed to a new five-year contract that keeps him signed with the Bulls through the 2024 season.

Caruthers drives, McRae dunks for Buffalo (0:22)
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11d

Buffalo sweeps MAC player, coaching awards

Buffalo swept the Mid-American Conference's top regular-season awards with guard C.J. Massinburg tabbed as the best player and Nate Oats recognized as coach of the year.

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.1
Rebounds Per Game41.1
Assists Per Game16.8
Points Allowed70.6159th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-2
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances2