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Title: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 11, 2018, 07:28:35 PM
80%/20% odds historically for #4 Seed

Arizona somehow winning the PAC12 and having 3 NBA players (and the #1 pick), is the lowest 4.

UB will have to score, there is no other way around it.

(https://i.imgur.com/8UYnlA2.jpg)
Title: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - TBD)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Jeseph on March 11, 2018, 07:30:31 PM
Well, this one is going to be challenging with them having the best player in the country and a dominant front court. Let's see what Oats can cook up. GO BULLS!
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - TBD)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 11, 2018, 07:51:44 PM
I’ll set the over under of 3pt attempts at 45... and we may need to hit 20+ to have a chance...
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - TBD)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: squire17 on March 11, 2018, 07:54:03 PM
Buffalo played tough against Cincinnati,Texas A&M, and Syracuse. This is a different challenge altogether. So elated that the Bulls prevailed to obtain a berth...so disappointed that this is the matchup they were given. To say nothing of the inclusion of ASU and OU.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - TBD)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: skrabukes on March 11, 2018, 08:01:26 PM
Every post written above mine is spot on. This team has proven themselves to be competitive seeing as their only non-conference losses were to teams that all made the final 68. I am hopeful that Perkins' propensity to slide to the 3 point line can be advantageous, drawing Ayton out of the paint and opening up any potential offensive rebounds for the rest of the crew. Our speed will need to be top notch and we need our shots to be falling.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 11, 2018, 08:17:42 PM
I have to double check the bracket when I get home, but is the Cincinnati game the only one in the entire tournament that is a non P6 vs a non P6?
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 11, 2018, 08:31:34 PM
Just in case anyone has coaches ear, or if he happens to stop in an read here when he is bored, but check the film of the game when UCLA went in to Arizona and decisively got the win. Early February if my memory is correct. Early odds from what I’ve seen is 9pt dogs. Actually less than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 11, 2018, 08:33:28 PM
Arizona and UB both should be higher seeds. This is the lowest total RPI in the first round with a combined total of 42 (US 17 UB 25)
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 11, 2018, 09:14:26 PM
Just saw some highlights for Arizona vs USC pac 12 championship game. Man it looks like they just lob it to him and he dunks everything. We will need all 10 fouls from McRae and Smart. Bertram might need to get in the game.

Someone else said it and they were spot on but it looks like Davidson pushed us out of the 12 seed. I guess we can’t argue that much about Murray State getting the better seed over us.

Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: DCA on March 11, 2018, 11:14:07 PM
Just coming out of ubfan retirement to voice my displeasure about the #13 seed.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: promotherobot on March 11, 2018, 11:21:19 PM
The title is incorrect. It's 4 vs 13, not 3 vs 14.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 11, 2018, 11:35:32 PM
Old timer checking in.  Congrats UB!  Great to see the success of the team lately.  I haven't been able to keep up with everything as I used to, but the few games I saw the team looks real solid.  You never know.  We might be able to pull it off.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: DCA on March 12, 2018, 12:17:05 AM
this would be a good time to hire some Russian bots to get things like #FireSeanMiller and #SuspendAyton trending to rock the boat a bit
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 12, 2018, 03:25:51 AM
this would be a good time to hire some Russian bots to get things like #FireSeanMiller and #SuspendAyton trending to rock the boat a bit

I already left a message at the White House. Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 12, 2018, 08:32:41 AM
Title fixed.

Alright enough feeling sorry for ourselves. It’s monday morning. We are in the NCAA. Something I dreamed I would see just once in my life.

I slept on it and I actually now think we can pull off this upset.

Ayton - future #1 pick. All attention is on him. So how do we neutralize this beast? We need to run every chance we get and spread the floor. It’s what we do. There is no way he will be able to play 35 minutes of frantic basketball. On spreading the floor. It’s what we do. We have shooters everywhere.

On playing against 2 bigs - we need to play our game. Let them play 2 bigs and we can play 1 big and four guards. We’ve done it all year. No need to change that. We are no Golden State but this is the new way to play and we can win with this offense. Their bigs will be caught out in the perimeter.

Hit 3s - let’s be honest, we need a really really good shooting night. I like how everyone is stroking it.some balls didn’t fall in Cleveland. That was good practice. Time to make those and we can.

Wes Clark - he has officially taken over this team. He is the alpha dog and he will think he’s the best player on the floor on Thursday. He is a bulldog and he is hungry.  He’s never been to the tourney even playing for Missouri. He’s not going to let some 18 year old take it away that easily.

We have nothing to lose. People are picking this Zona team to make it all the way to the final four. Time to crash this party and disappoint all the NBA lottery watchers (and there will be a ton on them) 16 NBA teams are all tanking right now. This will be the most watched game in the first round. The first year we made it, not many noticed cause our game was Thursday afternoon on I think it was TruTV. 2 years ago, I didn’t catch the game on TV, but someone else mentioned that it wasn’t cbs.

It’s going to be a blast. Let’s Go Buffalo.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UBFan99 on March 12, 2018, 09:27:53 AM
What a brutal draw. One non conference win against one of those top teams, and Davidson not winning the tourney and UB is probably a 12. It’s possible but I just don’t see how UB wins this game at all.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubbulls98 on March 12, 2018, 09:51:16 AM
The Ayton kid is a man-child, he's gonna get his, and will probably shoot 20 FTs against us.  But, if our guards can outplay, outscore, and outshoot theirs, I think we stand a good shot....counter their size with our speed and shooting ability.  Here's to hoping.

Also, how in the world did Ayton end up at Arizona???

I kid, I kid.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Jeseph on March 12, 2018, 09:57:12 AM
Also, how in the world did Ayton end up at Arizona???

I kid, I kid.

It is frustrating to think that our opponent has a decent chance of eventually having wins vacated.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: JoeyRattlesnake on March 12, 2018, 11:31:19 AM
I have to double check the bracket when I get home, but is the Cincinnati game the only one in the entire tournament that is a non P6 vs a non P6?

No there's a bunch others... UNCG vs. Gonzaga, Houston vs. San Diego St., Wichita St. vs Marshall.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 12, 2018, 01:13:06 PM
We're less of an underdog according to Vegas than any other 13 seed. The line is currently +8.5 UB. You have to be in it to win it. Unlike my fellow fans I like the match up. It gives us an opportunity to slay one of the talking heads popular picks to make it to the final four. Thus the opportunity for a huge win. It'll be a huge pull, but we have the players to pull it off. So let's get some optimism going here and relish this. Go Bulls!

Also just read we garnered program best 5 votes in the AP top 25.

The spreads:
Arizona (-8.5) vs. Buffalo
Gonzaga (-13) vs. UNCG
Wichita St. (-12) vs. Marshall
Auburn (-10.5) vs. Charleston
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BullsFan14 on March 12, 2018, 01:38:40 PM
UB is Number 7 on this list: https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2018/03/12/march-madness-best-upset-picks-ncaa-cinderella-rankings

Thank you to admin for the little pep talk. Not going to lie, I felt like Oats when it was announced that we were playing Arizona at the 10:53 second mark is the annoucement:


Let's stop complaining and get this upset.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB77 on March 12, 2018, 02:06:37 PM
Regardless of the score on Thursday, UB will likely get the win once the sanctions against Arizona come down in a couple of years. Let’s hope that we make that all a moot point and get the huge upset Thursday.
Title: Re: #14 UB vs #3 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 12, 2018, 02:30:00 PM
Just coming out of ubfan retirement to voice my displeasure about the #13 seed.

same here blah seeding
At least i will be able to actually watch the game this time at home and not on the computer at work or audio only
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 12, 2018, 02:48:48 PM
According to Bilas, Deandre Ayton, UA's phenom 7'1" freshman is a "future" hall of famer. Thus our victory over UA will be all the sweeter.

Bulls 83 UA 81 in a thriller.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 12, 2018, 02:53:36 PM
Oats' new salary 600k plus post season success incentives. per Buffalo Business First. https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2018/03/12/ub-basketball-coach-nate-oats-to-make-600k-base.html

All the more reason to get in on the excellence fund donation challenge!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 12, 2018, 02:55:32 PM
ESPN Insider analysis for anyone who has a subscription. http://insider.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/insider/story/_/page/lunardi18Buffalo/2018-ncaa-tournament-bracket-projections-buffalo-bulls
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mikescherrer8 on March 12, 2018, 03:04:16 PM
ESPN Insider analysis for anyone who has a subscription. http://insider.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/insider/story/_/page/lunardi18Buffalo/2018-ncaa-tournament-bracket-projections-buffalo-bulls

Yeah, no thank you.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 12, 2018, 03:22:21 PM
Another link that may be of interest. http://www.wgr550.com/media/audio-channel/03-12-ub-bulls-mens-basketball-coach-nate-oats-howard-and-jeremy
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 12, 2018, 04:09:11 PM
Another link.... https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/3/12/17107350/need-bracket-help-here-are-three-mid-major-teams-capable-of-first-round-upsets-buffalo-georgia-state
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: azgreg on March 13, 2018, 11:10:19 AM
Good luck Thursday night guys. Here's to a good and injury free game.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Jeseph on March 13, 2018, 11:22:44 AM
Good luck Thursday night guys. Here's to a good and injury free game.

Thanks Greg, same to you and welcome to UBFan! Please let us know if you have any questions about our team/season etc
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: guru on March 13, 2018, 12:17:14 PM
Welcome Greg to the UB family and to UBFan. Hope this is just the start of more fans coming on board not only on the web but supporting the UB teams in person. This is a great place to hear different opinions and get different perseptives on many topics related to UB. Continued success and Go Bulls!!!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubmae86 on March 13, 2018, 01:41:53 PM
Dammit! I looked into ticket costs and if they weren't so damned expensive, I would be there in a heartbeat!

As it is, I could get a hotel and round-trip flight for cheaper than the ticket to the game :(
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BullsFan14 on March 13, 2018, 01:44:10 PM
Dammit! I looked into ticket costs and if they weren't so damned expensive, I would be there in a heartbeat!

As it is, I could get a hotel and round-trip flight for cheaper than the ticket to the game :(

Did you look at UB's website? I am not sure if the tickets are posted yet but they are advertising $100 for the UB section.

http://ubbulls.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/releases/20180311tm4esu

I wish we weren't in Boise. Would love to go to the game.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubmae86 on March 13, 2018, 01:47:21 PM

Did you look at UB's website? I am not sure if the tickets are posted yet but they are advertising $100 for the UB section.

http://ubbulls.com/sports/mbkb/2017-18/releases/20180311tm4esu

I wish we weren't in Boise. Would love to go to the game.

I'm looking into it now! I live in Seattle, so I could totally take the 30min plane to see the game :)
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BrooklynBull on March 13, 2018, 02:10:04 PM
After going to he last three NCAA appearances for the men I cannot make it out to Boise.  However, if you can make it and get in early Boise is a fun tow.  Was there for the 2013 Potato Bowl and had a great time.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: azgreg on March 13, 2018, 02:21:36 PM
Good luck Thursday night guys. Here's to a good and injury free game.

Thanks Greg, same to you and welcome to UBFan! Please let us know if you have any questions about our team/season etc

One comes to mind. How can we stop your 3 point shooters? Asking for a friend.  ;D
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubmae86 on March 13, 2018, 02:31:10 PM

One comes to mind. How can we stop your 3 point shooters? Asking for a friend.  ;D

We find that when you sit your "NBA" starters, that's a good way to stop our 3-pt shooters  :P
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Jeseph on March 13, 2018, 02:38:16 PM
We find that when you sit your "NBA" starters, that's a good way to stop our 3-pt shooters  :P

I second this, playing no forwards in the game would be your best bet. Please tell Coach Miller ASAP
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: azgreg on March 13, 2018, 02:42:35 PM
We find that when you sit your "NBA" starters, that's a good way to stop our 3-pt shooters  :P

I second this, playing no forwards in the game would be your best bet. Please tell Coach Miller ASAP

Well, our starting lineup is 2 forwards (7'0" and 7'1") and 3 guards.

Anyways, we have no reason to overlook you guys. We have a history of losing to double digit seeds in the first round. We've lost to a 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 seed. We need to be sharp.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Jeseph on March 13, 2018, 02:46:03 PM
In all reality, our shooters are generally the ones to beat themselves. If we run and move the ball we'll find shots. Where things get tricky is trying to score inside against true bigs (which you have). I think this is a game where UB will have to just try to score a ton to match your inside presence. I see a high scoring affair no matter the outcome.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: azgreg on March 13, 2018, 02:51:32 PM
In all reality, our shooters are generally the ones to beat themselves. If we run and move the ball we'll find shots. Where things get tricky is trying to score inside against true bigs (which you have). I think this is a game where UB will have to just try to score a ton to match your inside presence. I see a high scoring affair no matter the outcome.
This is probably the worst defensive team since Miller has been here but they have been playing much better of late especially against the 3.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 13, 2018, 03:24:56 PM
Here are some dilemmas for the coaches Thursday.

Do we double Ayton? - I don't think we doubled anyone all year.  Does anyone know?  I think Oats' philosophy on defense is to get your guy and not expect any help.  I would think we don't double. 

How do we defend Ayton? - My guess is that we let him beat us with his jumper.  Smart or McRae will have to sag and stay near the paint and we'll have to leave Ayton open for the mid range jumpers.

Do we play 4 guards? - I would guess we do.  So then who guards Ristic?  I would have to think that falls on Harris.

Do we run against P5 team? - I would say yes.  Every chance we get.

Will we go inside to Perkins? - This is a tough one.  Not sure we can afford not to go inside at all, but Perkins might be overmatched inside.  We will have to go inside some just to run our offense.

How deep will we go with the bench? - Will Graves, Jordan and Caruthers got lots of minutes?  Will Clark and Massinburg play close to 40 minutes?  If we want to run, we'll have to go deep into our bench.

Will Bertram get in the game?  - My guess is no.  We'll live and die by the 3 on Thursday.

Will we play any zone? - Do we go zone to try to stop Ayton at all on certain possessions?  I don't think so.  Did we ever play any kind of zone?
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 13, 2018, 06:52:32 PM
I think early we will go inside, but on the drive and dish to Smart. Maybe get some fouls on Ayton. Once Perkins enters the game, I think we will try to post a few times again just to try and draw fouls again. He has to be a willing passer tho if he doesn’t get position or things could get ugly. Then I’d like to see Perkins get the ball in the high post and take their bigs off the dribble. Ball has to move and no hesitations on taking open shots.

Defensively, deny deny deny, backside help for the lobs, and hope their shots aren’t falling.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: 121Merrimac on March 13, 2018, 07:12:53 PM
It's crazy that we have THREE board members living in Seattle...
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubmae86 on March 13, 2018, 07:38:47 PM
It's crazy that we have THREE board members living in Seattle...

Seriously!? I just booked my ticket to Boise because UB HAD TICKETS LEFT!!! I'M GOING TO DANCE WITH THEM!!! WHOOOOOOO
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 14, 2018, 08:39:37 AM
It's crazy that we have THREE board members living in Seattle...

Seriously!? I just booked my ticket to Boise because UB HAD TICKETS LEFT!!! I'M GOING TO DANCE WITH THEM!!! WHOOOOOOO

The building manajor where I live is from buffalo, the local sports bar where I watch the bills, there is always at least 4-5 buffaloians, we even get the game sound most weeks because we don’t miss a game and out number any other fan base not Seahawks. People is one of Buffalos greatest exports. I do miss the place.

Off topic, something funny about Seahawk fans. They all think they invented the “12th man” concept and own those jerseys. Does Seattle even get the money or does it all go to Texas A&M?
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BrooklynBull on March 14, 2018, 08:50:15 AM
It's crazy that we have THREE board members living in Seattle...

Seriously!? I just booked my ticket to Boise because UB HAD TICKETS LEFT!!! I'M GOING TO DANCE WITH THEM!!! WHOOOOOOO

The building manajor where I live is from buffalo, the local sports bar where I watch the bills, there is always at least 4-5 buffaloians, we even get the game sound most weeks because we don’t miss a game and out number any other fan base not Seahawks. People is one of Buffalos greatest exports. I do miss the place.

Off topic, something funny about Seahawk fans. They all think they invented the “12th man” concept and own those jerseys. Does Seattle even get the money or does it all go to Texas A&M?

I believe Seattle pays money to Texas A&M for the right to use the 12th man slogan and keeps their sales.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: zigo230 on March 14, 2018, 11:21:08 AM
I like this matchup.  For the simple reason that every single National sports personality has pretty much dismissed UB and given this game to Arizona.  It's usually not that easy in the NCAA Tourney.  We'll see. 
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mikescherrer8 on March 14, 2018, 12:33:26 PM
We have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. Arizona is the team who'll be under pressure because they're expected to win this game. Our guys should just go in and have some fun and enjoy the stage. Win or lose, this year has been great for UB men's and women's basketball.

#HornsUp
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB92 on March 14, 2018, 01:28:56 PM
We have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. Arizona is the team who'll be under pressure because they're expected to win this game. Our guys should just go in and have some fun and enjoy the stage. Win or lose, this year has been great for UB men's and women's basketball.

#HornsUp

This point, exactly.  Heck, Bilas touted their guy as having "hall of fame talent".  UB has nothing to lose in this game and, I think, will come out and play free and loose...which may make them a very dangerous team.  Certainly different if they were one of those sexy 12 vs 5 match ups (with a vulnerable 5).

Go Bulls.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BasketBull on March 14, 2018, 01:31:11 PM
The last MAC team to make a run in the NCAAs was Ohio in 2012 who won the MAC that year going 27-7. They were a 13 seed and ranked # 52 in the field of 68. They were led by 6' 176 pound PG DJ Cooper who that year averaged 14.7 PPG and 5.7 assists per game.

UB is 26-8, a 13 seed and ranked 51 in the field of 68. They are led by a 6' 177 pound PG Wes Clark who averages 14.6 PPG and 5.3 assists per game.

Is this just cherry picked info? Absolutely. Does any of this matter? Not at all.  But if they can do it I don't see why we can't. This year's Arizona squad is better than either team Ohio beat in 2012, but Ohio also took #1 seed 31-5 UNC into overtime in the sweet 16 before falling to them 72-65.

Let's just go win.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: azgreg on March 14, 2018, 01:53:08 PM
13 seeds are 26-106 in the first round. There's always a chance.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 14, 2018, 04:23:52 PM
If this was a best of 5 series, UB loses in 4.  The key is to get that one win in game 1!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 15, 2018, 12:36:43 PM
According to the Buffalo News article this morning, we will at times double Ayton.

We will run and hope to tire them out.

Players believe they can win this game.  Don't tell them they don't have a chance because they all think they can win.

As for Smart, Perkins and McRae.  20 years from now, they can say, man I went up against Ayton and held my own.  Heck, we beat that team!

Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 15, 2018, 01:25:26 PM
According to the Buffalo News article this morning, we will at times double Ayton.

We will run and hope to tire them out.

Players believe they can win this game.  Don't tell them they don't have a chance because they all think they can win.

As for Smart, Perkins and McRae.  20 years from now, they can say, man I went up against Ayton and held my own.  Heck, we beat that team!

Guard pressure, guard pressure, guard pressure. This is how we beat Kent and keep the ball form going inside.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BrazenBull on March 15, 2018, 02:06:25 PM
According to the Buffalo News article this morning, we will at times double Ayton.

We will run and hope to tire them out.

Players believe they can win this game.  Don't tell them they don't have a chance because they all think they can win.

As for Smart, Perkins and McRae.  20 years from now, they can say, man I went up against Ayton and held my own.  Heck, we beat that team!

Oats spoke a bit about his strategy in a video uploaded on the Buffalo Bulls Facebook page last night. It's worth a watch if you're on facebook.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: zigo230 on March 15, 2018, 03:29:59 PM
Hoping Gonzaga can pull out the W.   What are the chances of two #13 over #4 upsets on the same day, at the same venue?   I can't imagine too good. 
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: squire17 on March 15, 2018, 05:04:42 PM
Hoping Gonzaga can pull out the W.   What are the chances of two #13 over #4 upsets on the same day, at the same venue?   I can't imagine too good.
Does the fact that UNCG lost as a 13 seed statistically improve the Bulls chances of being the 13 seed that wins? Not saying that any 13 seed has to win, but given that one has already lost, does that (strictly in a mathematical sense) juice the other 13 seeds' chances? I just was at a site that gave the Bulls a 15 % chance to win. Pomeroy has it as a 6 point loss with a 29% chance to win. Oh baby, this would be huge!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: nyquil on March 15, 2018, 07:59:13 PM
Our hopes rest on tiring them out with a run and gun style and/or getting their starting line up in foul trouble.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 15, 2018, 09:24:41 PM
We are next. 15 minutes away v
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 15, 2018, 10:26:01 PM
If Smart is 6’10”, Ayton has to be 7’3”. That is a large man...
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 15, 2018, 10:27:43 PM
Charge on Perkins,

They come down and run the same play, NO CALL.

I mean it's at least a block. I just want equal calls.


Arizona 2 fouls this half. None in 15 minutes.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 10:28:34 PM
COM on refs geez
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: nyquil on March 15, 2018, 10:36:51 PM
LOL.  So many non-calls on AZ.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 15, 2018, 10:41:21 PM
Wow our coach just said we think we are the better team on national tv. I love it.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: weareub46 on March 15, 2018, 10:48:18 PM
I'm so scared haha
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: squire17 on March 15, 2018, 10:49:57 PM
Wow our coach just said we think we are the better team on national tv. I love it.
They are better...so far
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 15, 2018, 10:52:59 PM
Let's go. 20 minutes to shock the nation and ruin brackets everywhere.

Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 10:54:48 PM
We just need to play same no less fouls on us


Side note apears we can’t recover really old accounts on here? (2001-2007) time ?
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 15, 2018, 10:55:36 PM
my account is from the very beginning, but I log in every year or so!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 10:56:21 PM
Yeah I seem to remember your screen name and Brooklyn bull
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: RapidsFan on March 15, 2018, 11:08:53 PM
Go Bulls!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 11:11:17 PM
WHAT game these announcers watching ball did not go off perkins
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 15, 2018, 11:15:18 PM
Yeah I seem to remember your screen name and Brooklyn bull

and admin haha
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 15, 2018, 11:15:46 PM
arizona pushes off every single drive. have been called zero times.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: RapidsFan on March 15, 2018, 11:17:27 PM
Yeah I seem to remember your screen name and Brooklyn bull

and admin haha

Happy memories watching Turner Battle in that elementary school gym with you crazy kids and musing on this board about what a shaqhole league the ABA was

Hope you're all doing well
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 11:24:21 PM
IT did let me take my old username was hoping the history would come with it

Best was going to Canisius with the big group all chanting high school gym!

Yah bulls
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 11:27:55 PM
Notice az band looks like bunch of waldos
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 15, 2018, 11:29:26 PM
IT did let me take my old username was hoping the history would come with it

Best was going to Canisius with the big group all chanting high school gym!

Yah bulls

Haha I remember taking over both Canisius's and Niagara's gym!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 15, 2018, 11:37:48 PM
YEah
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: northerner on March 15, 2018, 11:44:16 PM
both my brothers went to U of A, this is amazing...not even winning, just hanging in there.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: nyquil on March 15, 2018, 11:46:02 PM
Up 25.

Wow.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: everlast2504 on March 15, 2018, 11:50:11 PM
Can we can talk about winning now?
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 15, 2018, 11:53:20 PM
Can we can talk about winning now?

yes
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubbulls98 on March 15, 2018, 11:54:52 PM
THESE BULLS!!!!  LOVE EM!

DAYUM!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 15, 2018, 11:55:04 PM
Wow wow wow
Wow
WoW
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: RochBull on March 15, 2018, 11:56:13 PM
Absolutely amazing! Here's to everyone who has been supporting the Bulls alongside me all these years on this board! I'm so excited right now!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubbulls98 on March 15, 2018, 11:57:20 PM
Amen brotha!  What a feeling right now.  Hot damn I'm beyond pumped.  Not let down whatsoever and they rose up like crazy.  Horns UP!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB92 on March 15, 2018, 11:58:40 PM
That was nice...not having to sweat out that game at the end.  This is our best team.  I am glad we broke through and did it in a dominating way.

Go Bulls!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: RecoveringHillbilly on March 16, 2018, 12:02:20 AM
So proud...watching the local news now UB top story...front page ESPN...CBS win over a perennial power...just step 1 on to UK!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: squire17 on March 16, 2018, 12:05:59 AM
Amazing!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ed on March 16, 2018, 12:08:37 AM
Holy $#! 

Lights out shooting. Awesome!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 16, 2018, 12:11:30 AM
Rochester started with story about orange game later tonight no mention of ub yet Chanel 8
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mjb on March 16, 2018, 12:12:04 AM
ANY idea of time for Saturday ?
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB_Prush on March 16, 2018, 12:12:59 AM
I could not have asked for a better result. We all knew this team was special but even that goes beyond what I thought we would do. What a statement win for this program.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubfan75 on March 16, 2018, 12:13:25 AM
Wow wow wow. What an exciting game. Lots of flow. Great shooting by our guards. Too pumped now to sleep.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubfan75 on March 16, 2018, 12:17:16 AM
arizona pushes off every single drive. have been called zero times.
They did. But to their credit refs let the game flow.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 16, 2018, 12:21:43 AM
Clark was amazing.

Harris, wow. What guts. He took it to Ayton. No backing down.

Massinburg. Came out firing.

Perkins. Way too pumped in the beginning but had a decent 2nd half.

Jordan and Caruthers. Amazing energy.

McRae. He hit a three!

Smart. Played tough.

Graves. Saw he had tape on his eye. Hope he is ok.

Everyone got to play an NCAA game. What an experience. I think even coach Oats was too shocked about it.

Coach Oats. What can you say. This team believes because you believe in them. What a coach.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: RapidsFan on March 16, 2018, 12:27:25 AM
https://twitter.com/ryanlemond/status/974493797232062470
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ub2019 on March 16, 2018, 12:29:05 AM
Amazing night. GO BULLS!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MDBullsfan89 on March 16, 2018, 12:29:32 AM

Everyone got to play an NCAA game. What an experience. I think even coach Oats was too shocked about it.


If someone told you we'd be emptying the bench in the last minute of the game tonight, who would have guessed it would be because we were winning by 20+?? Certainly not me. Wow!!!

Absolutely incredible effort tonight. No reason we can't take Kentucky down if we play like this on Saturday. Sky is the limit. Thank you Bulls! Shocked the world and then some.

Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: zigo230 on March 16, 2018, 12:33:41 AM
Historic win x 1000.  No words!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 16, 2018, 12:36:28 AM
WELCOME BACK everyone. Please stay here and chat for a while.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: nyquil on March 16, 2018, 12:38:12 AM
Two AZ players have declared for the draft.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: sportscliche on March 16, 2018, 12:47:06 AM
There have been 27 victories of a 13 over a 4 in the history of the NCAA tournament. This ties for the 2nd largest margin of victory. David Robinson and Navy beat LSU by 23 way back in 1985. I think Oats could have broken this if he wanted to, but it was sweeter to see him clear the bench.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MDBullsfan89 on March 16, 2018, 12:47:47 AM
Two AZ players have declared for the draft.

Can't blame 'em. Looks bad that they did it so quickly but that program is likely headed for hard times.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB92 on March 16, 2018, 12:53:30 AM
I saw a funny tweet that said Ayton got paid $100k for the the season, but apparently didn't get paid for the NCAA tournament.  I chuckled.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: DCA on March 16, 2018, 01:04:54 AM
Right now, for the first time since graduating in 2012, I wish I were in Buffalo.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 16, 2018, 01:05:13 AM

Everyone got to play an NCAA game. What an experience. I think even coach Oats was too shocked about it.


If someone told you we'd be emptying the bench in the last minute of the game tonight, who would have guessed it would be because we were winning by 20+?? Certainly not me. Wow!!!

Absolutely incredible effort tonight. No reason we can't take Kentucky down if we play like this on Saturday. Sky is the limit. Thank you Bulls! Shocked the world and then some.

Totally agree.  That wasn't a fluke kind of victory.  I watched almost every game today (had two TVs set up) and you could see some of the smaller schools were outmatched physically, but UB looked real solid.  They looked like they can beat anyone when they play with that kind of energy.  Kentucky is in for a fight.  Should be another home game type atmosphere for UB!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 16, 2018, 01:07:27 AM
Reading some posts on AU message boards made me laugh so much I got tears in my eyes. Living in PAC country, you would not believe how good they still think PAC12 basketball is. I expected a close loss, couldn’t be happier with a blowout win.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: enrique14150 on March 16, 2018, 01:11:23 AM
Nobody, NOBODY game them a chance.  How bout them Bulls!  What a performance.  And except for a couple shots in the second half, it wasn't lucky, it wasn't fluky, they played their game.  Everything was perfect.  They played where they were strong and didn't force it where they weren't.  What a game, what a feeling, what a team.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: cheese_66 on March 16, 2018, 01:15:56 AM
I am in complete awe of what just happened
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: DCA on March 16, 2018, 01:17:24 AM
the craziest thing is to see all the people online and in the media characterizing this as a monumental "upset" when, to those of us in the know, this hardly even qualifies as surprising
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: everlast2504 on March 16, 2018, 01:20:47 AM
the craziest thing is to see all the people online and in the media characterizing this as a monumental "upset" when, to those of us in the know, this hardly even qualifies as surprising

This
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: xDerekRx on March 16, 2018, 01:27:12 AM
Incredible. All these years have been building to this moment. Years of following of every game over the last 17 seasons.

Making the tournament was great but this was the next step. And to destroy a team like this? Amazing.

It was bizarre but as I was driving around today a thought crept into my head... I wouldn't be shocked if we ran the score up on them if our perimeter guys pushed the tempo. So even this result was something, based on the style of matchup, I didn't think of as impossible.

Can't wait for Saturday
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: cheese_66 on March 16, 2018, 01:28:42 AM
Does anyone know where we can watch a full replay of the game?
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Dave S on March 16, 2018, 01:34:14 AM
Couldn’t go to sleep without at least popping onto UBFan for old times sake.

It used to be “We’ll never win the MAC Tournament”. Then, it became “we’ll never get a win against a big-time schoo.” Now, it seems like anything is possible with this program.

What a night to be a Bull.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 16, 2018, 01:44:24 AM
Does anyone know where we can watch a full replay of the game?
I think because it was on cbs. You have to watch on cbs app. Something like $10/month. I bet you can do a free trial.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ed on March 16, 2018, 02:10:02 AM
the craziest thing is to see all the people online and in the media characterizing this as a monumental "upset" when, to those of us in the know, this hardly even qualifies as surprising

The game was awesome. Super psyched.

But cmon now, we shoot 50% from 3 pt land. Good free throw shooting. stayed out of four trouble. Full 40 min, no dry spells. Outrebounded 7', potential #1 draft pick. It was a bit surprising.  :-D
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubmae86 on March 16, 2018, 02:32:32 AM
I can't even explain how amazing it was to watch in person. There was a considerable amount of Bulls fans in the stands, which was so nice to have. I figuredI'd be one of a few to make the trip.
That game was amazing from beginning to end. When I went to UB, you hoped for a huge double digit lead in the first half because you knew we didn't have the ability to put together 2 solid halfs. That was not the case here. We dominated Arizona from the opening tip off. It was an absolute beauty to watch. I wish every one of you guys could have been here to see this.
Kentucky is going to have their hands full with us.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Kevin on March 16, 2018, 02:58:07 AM
Rochester started with story about orange game later tonight no mention of ub yet Chanel 8

SO disappointed in Rochester all together. They don't have sports here. No D1 programs.

They kind of like the Bills. However, Cuse rules the show here and its ~1m people who do enjoy basketball, 90% cuse fans.

NO mention of UB on channel 8, and while they were at it, had an advertisement to go to OHIO U. Yes, MAC ohio.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 16, 2018, 03:06:39 AM
The game was AWESOME!! The guards were amazing. What ball pressure!! Harris, Wes and CJ....what total and complete games! Perk, good second half. The unsung heroes of the game?????? Davonte Jordan and Ikenna Smart. Jordan's ball;l pressure on Trier was out of this world tremendous. Ikon gave Ayton fits defensively especially early in the game, rebounded terrifically and scored on a beautiful textbook post move.

UB SHOCKS the college basketball world!

Bilas badmouthed UB before the game and was doing so after the game blaming Arizona rather than giving Oats, his game plan and the execution of that game plan by the players any credit. He was saying we now have to win Saturday to prove something and that it would be virtually impossible to beat Kentucky  Funny thing is, he was saying the same thing before this game. What a snob!

Lastly, seeing all the old timers come back and seeing the excitement on the board is just a beautiful thing.

Go Bulls! Beat Kentucky! Time to slay some more Cats.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 16, 2018, 03:10:15 AM
5:15 game time Saturday. Beat Kentucky!!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 16, 2018, 03:52:54 AM
post game notes from presser http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=138315
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: UB85 on March 16, 2018, 03:59:36 AM
Interesting article from Tuscon http://www.bradfordera.com/sports/national/greg-hansen-fateful-trip-to-boise-ends-with-arizona-wildcats/article_c6ca0215-04ba-575c-a5b3-19f5a8512c8c.html
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: MillenniumBull on March 16, 2018, 06:42:55 AM
Jordan is my game MVP as well, and I’ll give props to Caruthers and Clark as well. This game was won on the defensive end at the guard level.

Oh, and thanks to everyone whom hit a three!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: RochBull on March 16, 2018, 07:58:49 AM
Oats will be on WGR at 9:30 this morning.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: enrique14150 on March 16, 2018, 08:09:06 AM
All season we grumbled even during wins that they were good, but we know they have the potential to be better.  Last night you saw that potential, in all it's glory.  We all knew it was there, the team knew it was there, it was a sight to behold.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubfan75 on March 16, 2018, 08:24:03 AM
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I saw a funny tweet that said Ayton got paid $100k for the the season, but apparently didn't get paid for the NCAA tournament.  I chuckled.
Too funny...
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubfan75 on March 16, 2018, 08:26:40 AM
Reading some posts on AU message boards made me laugh so much I got tears in my eyes. Living in PAC country, you would not believe how good they still think PAC12 basketball is. I expected a close loss, couldn’t be happier with a blowout win.
Two PAC12 teams lose to play-in teams, the third falls to 13th seed. NY 3 - PAC12 0. A little dose of reality for PAC12 fans.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BullsFan14 on March 16, 2018, 08:42:14 AM
Interesting article from Tuscon http://www.bradfordera.com/sports/national/greg-hansen-fateful-trip-to-boise-ends-with-arizona-wildcats/article_c6ca0215-04ba-575c-a5b3-19f5a8512c8c.html

"It’s Buffalo, not Arizona State, that should wear those “Guard U” T-shirts." YESSSS

Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: SGBull on March 16, 2018, 09:11:53 AM
http://thespun.com/national/2016-5-star-guard-rawle-alkins-trolls-college-basketball-world-with-committed-to-buffalo-tweet

This is pretty ironic.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: myBuffalo on March 16, 2018, 09:52:44 AM
http://thespun.com/national/2016-5-star-guard-rawle-alkins-trolls-college-basketball-world-with-committed-to-buffalo-tweet

This is pretty ironic.

Very ironic indeed, I wonder if he remembers about it or how he feels today. He is good, seemed disinterested during the game though - low energy.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: admin on March 16, 2018, 09:53:48 AM
http://thespun.com/national/2016-5-star-guard-rawle-alkins-trolls-college-basketball-world-with-committed-to-buffalo-tweet

This is pretty ironic.

Very ironic indeed, I wonder if he remembers about it or how he feels today. He is good, seemed disinterested during the game though - low energy.
I'm more impressed he knew that Buffalo had a basketball team in 2015.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: guru on March 16, 2018, 12:37:41 PM
Wow! Wow!Wow! Yes really hard to put into words what we have witnessed!! It is great to hear from so many former fans on the web!! Agree with so many of the comments about this team and this game. Truly a total team effort and it started with this coaching staff instilling the belief to the players that they could play with Arizona and win!! Unsung heroes on the entire team. Jordan and Caruthers defense on Trier really set the tone and overall good defense on Arizona's big men were key. How about out rebounding Arizona!!! UB played like they have all year and as the season wore on they did buy in to Coach Oats emmphasis on playing defense. A lot of the comments about being able to win this game were opinions that UB would have to shoot lights out, rebound, not turnover the ball and not have a crazy amoung of fouls. Well mission accomplished!!! 54% from the field, 50% from 3 point line, 85% from foul line, 10 turnovers and 15 personal fouls. I am sure none of the sports experts from the national networks picked UB and yes the Bilas's of the world seemed at a loss to describe what happened only to blame the loss on Arizona bad play!!!! Wow!! we have shocked the basketball country!! Everybody enjoy the ride and continue to support both UB teams on Sat. Go Bulls!!!!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: ubfan75 on March 16, 2018, 12:54:21 PM
Wow! Wow!Wow! Yes really hard to put into words what we have witnessed!! It is great to hear from so many former fans on the web!! Agree with so many of the comments about this team and this game. Truly a total team effort and it started with this coaching staff instilling the belief to the players that they could play with Arizona and win!! Unsung heroes on the entire team. Jordan and Caruthers defense on Trier really set the tone and overall good defense on Arizona's big men were key. How about out rebounding Arizona!!! UB played like they have all year and as the season wore on they did buy in to Coach Oats emmphasis on playing defense. A lot of the comments about being able to win this game were opinions that UB would have to shoot lights out, rebound, not turnover the ball and not have a crazy amoung of fouls. Well mission accomplished!!! 54% from the field, 50% from 3 point line, 85% from foul line, 10 turnovers and 15 personal fouls. I am sure none of the sports experts from the national networks picked UB and yes the Bilas's of the world seemed at a loss to describe what happened only to blame the loss on Arizona bad play!!!! Wow!! we have shocked the basketball country!! Everybody enjoy the ride and continue to support both UB teams on Sat. Go Bulls!!!!
One of the best things about UB win is that folks who didn’t even know UB had a team are talking about it. BTW, CBSSports says 94% of those who submitted brackets picked Arizona! UB is a genuine bracket buster!
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: BrooklynBull on March 16, 2018, 02:59:38 PM
Wow! Wow!Wow! Yes really hard to put into words what we have witnessed!! It is great to hear from so many former fans on the web!! Agree with so many of the comments about this team and this game. Truly a total team effort and it started with this coaching staff instilling the belief to the players that they could play with Arizona and win!! Unsung heroes on the entire team. Jordan and Caruthers defense on Trier really set the tone and overall good defense on Arizona's big men were key. How about out rebounding Arizona!!! UB played like they have all year and as the season wore on they did buy in to Coach Oats emmphasis on playing defense. A lot of the comments about being able to win this game were opinions that UB would have to shoot lights out, rebound, not turnover the ball and not have a crazy amoung of fouls. Well mission accomplished!!! 54% from the field, 50% from 3 point line, 85% from foul line, 10 turnovers and 15 personal fouls. I am sure none of the sports experts from the national networks picked UB and yes the Bilas's of the world seemed at a loss to describe what happened only to blame the loss on Arizona bad play!!!! Wow!! we have shocked the basketball country!! Everybody enjoy the ride and continue to support both UB teams on Sat. Go Bulls!!!!
One of the best things about UB win is that folks who didn’t even know UB had a team are talking about it. BTW, CBSSports says 94% of those who submitted brackets picked Arizona! UB is a genuine bracket buster!


That was higher than on ESPN.  They had 9.8% picking Buffalo or 90.2 picking Arizona.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: sportscliche on March 16, 2018, 03:46:53 PM
Marshall’s turn in the limelight today. Upset 4-seed Wichita State for first-ever NCAA win.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: mikescherrer8 on March 16, 2018, 11:21:13 PM
Does anyone know where you can re-watch the game from last night? I'll even pay to re-watch.
Title: Re: #13 UB vs #4 Arizona Game (3/15 - 9:45pm)***NCAA 1st Round
Post by: Pharaoh on March 17, 2018, 03:39:11 AM
Nick Perkins - "“Nothing like it in the Pac-12,” he said. “Nothing against the Pac-12. The Pac-12 is kind of soft. Guys just sitting around. Lot of zone played. Guys shooting threes. All pretty.”"

Taking a jab at an entire conference.  Love it.  This might not be the last we are reminded of this comment.  Should add some extra spark to the next PAC-12 game we play.