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
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeremy Harris touched the blue construction worker's hard hat sitting before him on the dais and smiled.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Veteran teams riding experience toward March Madness
Buffalo's coaches spent part of Tuesday morning's walkthrough going over defensive assignments, making sure the players were prepared for that night's game against Ohio.
Massinburg’s 21 helps No. 25 Buffalo hold off Akron 76-70
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Buffalo's run of conference championships, 20-win seasons and a major upset in last year's NCAA Tournament have brought rankings, publicity and high expectations.
Right now, the Bulls aren't meeting them.
CJ Massinburg scored 21 points, Dontay Caruthers added 15 and No. 25 Buffalo slogged its way to a 76-70 win over Akron on Tuesday night, dropping the Zips to 0-31 against ranked teams.
No. 23 Buffalo tops Central Mich. for 22nd straight home win
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Battling through injuries and playing without one of its best players for a half, No. 23 Buffalo was resilient and rallied for its 22nd straight win at home.
Jeremy Harris had 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and the Bulls overcame an 18-point first half deficit, their largest of the season, to beat Central Michigan 90-76 on Saturday.
No. 18 Buffalo cruises past Ball State for 83-59 win
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Nate Oats could overlook Buffalo's cold-shooting offense given how his team's defense smothered Ball State from nearly start to finish.
Defensive specialist Dontay Caruthers scored 21 points and No. 18 Buffalo cruised to its 21st straight home victory, 83-59 over Ball State on Tuesday night.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Hamilton leads Buffalo past Miami (Ohio) 71-58
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Blake Hamilton sank five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead Buffalo to its sixth straight victory with a 71-58 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
Dontay Caruthers added 12 points to go with seven assists and Willie Conner had 11 points for Buffalo (15-12, 9-5 Mid-American Conference), which used a 9-5 advantage from long range to avenge last month's 75-74 loss to the Redhawks.
Buffalo uses balance, big run to defeat Bowling Green 88-74
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Blake Hamilton scored 19 points, CJ Massinburg and Dontay Caruthers added 18 apiece and Buffalo pulled away for an 88-74 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.
Willie Conner had 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls (13-12, 7-5 Mid-American Conference), who shot a season-high 63.5 percent (33 of 52) to win their fourth straight and sixth straight over the Falcons (11-14, 5-7).