Arizona stunned by 13-seed Buffalo in blowout loss in NCAA's

Arizona is Prepped to Take on Buffalo in NCAA Tourney First Round

Syracuse outlasts Arizona State 60-56 to advance in the NCAA Tournament

"I liked our guard play". Meanwhile, four Buffalo players scored in double figures, led by Wes Clark's 25 and Jeremy Harris' 23.

Deandre Ayton scored 14 points and collecting 13 rebounds for his 24th double-double, which is now tied for the NCAA lead. Behind the two are Rawle Alkins and Dusan Ristic who are averaging 13 and 12 points respectively.

Bulls coach Nate Oats' quote from UB's selection show party proved prophetic: "Ayton might be the No. 1 pick in the draft".

"Syracuse dragged us through possessions and went deep in the clock, and to their credit, the way they defend and how good they are at it, we had to use more time in a possession and be patient and then find a good shot even if that meant that was as the clock was winding down", Hurley said.

First half: UB was impressive in the first half and led 40-38 at the break.

The Orange earned a No. 8 seed in the Kansas City (Midwest) Region and will face 9-seed Oklahoma State in Starkville, Miss., on Saturday. All that goes away when you lose in the tournament, but in particular lose in the first round the way we did. Harris took advantage by hitting multiple threes and driving around Ayton on his way to 14 first half points. UB coughed it up nine times in the first half to Arizona's three. Next season will bring a new chapter to the program and with Miller having no current commits and two coaching hires to make it is now the start of what will be an interesting offseason in Tucson.

With all the firepower it has in the offense, Arizona is a team to beat after winning the Pac-12 tournament against the USC Trojans. He said a win Thursday would go a long way in growing more community support. CJ Massinburg followed with 19 on 6/11 shooting.

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One of those brackets belonged to former U.S. President Barack Obama, who picked Arizona to reach the Sweet 16.

"Personally, I don't think that matchup is that bad", Oates told TV stations in Buffalo. UB never allowed Arizona to threaten while closing out the big victory.

What it means for next season: Without any recruits and a season plagued by off-the-court-issues - beginning with assistant coach Book Richardson's arrest in September - 2018-19 is shaping up to be a major turning point for the program.

Buffalo, making its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament, is simply happy to be there. But as he studied more and more film, he and the rest of the Bulls quickly realized they could play with the No. 12 team in the country in the latest AP poll.

Legette-Jack said her team is trying not to make the game against South Florida bigger than what it is, which will be a hard task with it being an NCAA Tournament game.

I'm not going to pretend to know the answer there. The over/under total sits at 158.5 points and opened at 157.5 points. UB covered, total was 157. Kentucky is ranked 17th in the Kenpom.com ratings; Arizona was 21st.

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