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  1. Folks, I have gotten to know this young man over the last 2 years as my wife and I have mentored him during his 2 years in Juco. He is a much better person today than hew was 2 years ago. He has grown up a lot and is ready to be a leader. You will get a ferocious competitor and one who will absolutely make everyone around him better. He is a pass first guard but make no mistake, when Chipola needed him to score he could get to the basket at will. Also understand that he was playing in the best Juco conference in America against really good talent. You guys are gonna love Malik. Can
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  2. I don’t post often, but this is a milestone worth acknowledging. With all that is happening in the world, and locally in Buffalo in the midst of Bills hysteria, it’s easy for an accomplishment like this to go relatively unnoticed. A top 25 ranking of any kind was almost unimaginable as recently as a few years ago, to say nothing of when we dropped football 50 years ago. Hopefully, we can continue to raise the bar in all sports and maintain a level representative of UB's standing as a university. That will be a major challenge, of course, but no more so than the challenges faced in getting
    7 points
  3. So I am a graduate of the University of Florida. some of you may recall the point guard for the 06/07 National Championship teams named Taurean Green. Malik's game is very similar. He is always in control but if defenders don' respect him then he will score again and again. he has a fantastic mid range jumper. I am telling you in preseason practice this past year before he hurt his knee (minor injury that has completely healed) he had taken his offensive game to another level. In fact in a preseason tournament in Dallas he was clearly one of the best payers there. It is a shame he lost
    7 points
  4. 2 crystal balls for UB on 247 if that means anything
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  5. UB has reached at least 20 wins for the 5th time in 6 years. Hopefully we can appreciate how far we’ve come over the past decade. To get here after losing 5 seniors and the head coach is no small feat. Coming out of Cleveland with the bid would be icing on the cake but it’s been a fun season even with the speed bumps. Horns up 🤟🏽
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  6. I get nervous every time I see an update in here lol
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  7. We have all given Grant a lot of grief this year, but he came up huge at the end of the game.
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  8. People point out positives and negatives throughout the ebbs and flows of games (and seasons). It's a forum, people are going to disagree... and that's fine. There's no reason for it to always turn into a "who is the right kind of fan" discussion here...
    7 points
  9. HUGE GET. Great job by the coaches
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  10. 6 points
  11. You mean the chance to win 12 free medium pizzas isn't enough of a draw to come to the game?
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  12. After being at the game and coming home to read what was written, you'd think we lost by 20. Some of you have such little faith in the players, coaches and team as a whole. Some of you critique the hell out of the coaching decisions and condemn the players relentlessly so frequently. From being at the game, I saw a lot of effort from every player at all times. Were there defensive breakdowns over 40 minutes? Absolutely. Were there bad shots taken? Yes, but fewer than some of the earlier games this season. Did UB take care of the ball? Most definitely. Did UB turn the other team over often, tra
    6 points
  13. I think any expectations that this team would be as good as last years was wishful thinking at best, so I don't think it's reasonable or useful to compare production loss from last years' team to this years team. We don't need to be last years team beating MAC opponents 15 points a night to win the MAC. The talent level on this roster is good enough to be the best in the MAC - I mean look around the league: would you really want to swap out our roster for any other roster? As for CJ and Perk being ready immediately, as freshmen when UB won the MAC with Nate Oats for the first time Perk co
    6 points
  14. Steven Means has been named the Atlanta Falcons nominee for the NFL Walter Payton Man Of The Year award. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/steven-means-named-falcons-walter-payton-man-of-the-year?fbclid=IwAR2RyRlGXbnKVwl5aGNSlS-aCDqf0IvgqOAOQOV1TUVRGqE-tkyrPJDcWxM
    5 points
  15. Danny White was the high-water mark of this program.
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  16. lol lets not pretend that these are on the same level.
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  17. 5 points
  18. I think players just enjoy the love/attention that they get from fans when they post things like this.
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  19. Overall this roster is in good shape for next year. Which reiterates my position that Whitesell has some runway. Aka a win now window. Mballa - Was great. Simple said. Beast on the boards. The more he rebounded the more it led to us winning. Going forward would love to see him improve his free throws. And develop a few low post moves. I want to see him in more screen and role. Wlilliams - Made a big time jump from year 1 to 2. Now I want to see more. I want to see him continue to improve his outside shot and work on his right hand dribble. The combination will make him deadly bc defen
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  20. This is my first post. I’ve been following this board for a long time, but finally created an account. I’ve been going to games since Coach Weatherspoon took over the program when we hosted NC. I just finished listening to Coach Whitesell on the UB basketball radio show. I like Jim. He seems to be authentic and that’s certainly important quality in life. However passion is just as important IMO and that seems lacking at times with Coach. I was frustrated how satisfied he sounded by just beating Miami on Saturday. Coach Oats set a new standard for our program last year and we seem to have
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  21. My answer is a loud yes. Here’s why...1) we have 2 games left and Whitesell is still tinkering with the starting lineup. Which takes to point 2) our rotation is still a question mark. There’s no rhyme or reason as to who comes off the bench and when and for how long. Whitesell seems to be grasping for answers. As a result our defense suffers bc there’s no cohesion. 3) he makes very questionable in game decisions...example under 5 minutes left in today’s game and Jordan and Mballa are on the bench?! You play them despite the 4 fouls. Defensive liabilities shouldn’t be on the floor when the game
    5 points
  22. Probably more realistic, but this was my UB athletics lifetime checklist. I am sorry, but the AAC is not on that list. You can argue that to get to the B1G, we have to go through AAC first...and I would say "only if B1G was the end goal". Bash me if you want, but Danny White had the vision of making UB into the athletics program for the state. My dream of getting into the B1G required that as a step. Otherwise, we have zero shot. Our "ace" (and only interesting card) is the fact Buffalo is in New York State. Unfortunately putting the state of NY on a hat, a jersey, the field, etc.
    4 points
  23. Zaakir has committed to UB!!!!!
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  24. I just wanna say that this picture gets me hyped
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  25. I love it - great idea and use of their platform/status.
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  26. Him being 4’7 might have played a small part into that
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  27. Safe to say, that this is good news
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  28. https://buffalonews.com/2020/04/21/ub-buffalo-mens-basketball-ncaa-violations-assistant-coach-forgery-jim-whitesell-mark-alnutt/
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  29. It wasn’t a specific win/loss benchmark overall. It was NOT 7 home losses (7 of those in favored matchups). It was NOT missing Cleveland for the first time in since 2003. It was NOT being out played by Dartmouth and Army (again, both at home). It was NOT the lack of energy, focus and defense that we saw this year. It was NOT the lack of improvement in just about every facet of the game that the team struggled with to start the year. It was NOT the change in general energy and swagger surrounding the program with Hurley and Oats.
    4 points
  30. Sure do appreciate how magical the 2017-2019 teams were. Not sure we'll ever get back there again, but it was great to experience it.
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  31. Williams is playing it looks like. Practiced this week and looked good, but I wasn’t there. Just what I heard. Good news for sure
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  32. After Labor Day and before Easter?
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  33. North Texas has really really good guard play. If they retain all their players for next season they will probably wreck their conference even more next season. They need front court help. I’m proud of Hamlet and Reese for making the most out of their opportunity.
    4 points
  34. Win 4 in a row by beating Kent St. at Kent St. and this season gets interesting again in a hurry. Go to their house and get shoved around again and many will lose interest again in a hurry. What'll it be? Kent has been suspect against strong defense scoring 54 twice (NIU/BSU) and getting drubbed 70-49 by a EMU team that's quickly getting hot with their zone defense. They also put up 87 at home against Ohio. Defend, defend, defend, rebound. If we bring physicality to those 4 components we can right this ship.
    4 points
  35. Man, I wasn't going to go to Cleveland. Now I'm getting the itch.
    4 points
  36. Come hoping to see insights on our newest target, end up with seven posts playing Guess Who about a "large" man on UB's bench. 🤷🏼‍♂️
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  37. 4 points
  38. I find myself constantly keeping these two things in mind: 1. This is not the same team as the past two years. Not in a bad way, but a real way. I hope we see some teams that exceed that - but we'll probably always remember those as some of the best UB teams ever. 2. 4 MAC titles and 4 NCAA trips in 5 years has bought a lot of patience and benefit-of-the-doubt for me. That goes for the coaches, recruits, decisions, etc. The program has shown it knows what it's doing. Walking out of there on Friday, my friend said "they look like they're a year away." Next year you're looking a
    4 points
  39. And from earlier in the day (NSFW language)
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  40. This is beautiful to watch. This is the defensive intensity we should bring every game. We play defense like this the whole season and we’d be 15-2.
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  41. I was able to download all of the MAC current open offers and obtain all competing offers. There are a total 72 open offers in the MAC. On those 72 offers, there are a total of 357 other open offers - so about five additional offers. I compiled a chart showing count of competing offers by conference for the MAC in its entirety: The top 5 conferences we are competing with are Horizon, MAC, A10, CUSA and MVC. We currently have six open offers. Here is breakdown of our competition: Next project will be to cross-reference in rank of competitor offer. Thought I would sha
    3 points
  42. I had issues trying to post an Instagram story of his last week showing him in a serious pick-up game, but he looked fantastic. Stronger with a slightly tighter handle, showed plenty of right hand finishes. He might have spent part of quarantine down in Florida where he seems part of Rondo's crew now. Side note: Mballa and Nickelberry looked to have spent a month together working out at some complex during quarantine. Hope Nick can raise his level this year, he'd be a great piece off the bench. Nate, Rondo, Josh and David have been playing together in pick-up games recently too.
    3 points
  43. 50/50? LOL, I don’t think we’ve gotten anything other than Whitesell and Grant bashing since the start of last season from you, followed by crickets whenever they did something positive. I don’t understand it, but it’s absolutely your right as a fan and at times it’s been warranted. As for 20 wins being “the goal,” you’re just twisting the argument to make yours look better. I don’t think anyone here is going to happy to coast along winning 20 games and not making it to Cleveland. But the fact you continually ignore is that we lost 4 of 5 from the starting Lineup of our best team in program hi
    3 points
  44. I just cannot get over the fact that for the first time since '03 the Men's team won't be in Cleveland. Simply unacceptable way to end the season. Don't want to hear about ups and downs and mid-major parity. Miami lost 19 games and they're going because we handed them their first conference road win...
    3 points
  45. 3 points
  46. This is the Graves and Jordan game we ALL NEEEDED
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  47. So long as we get a 1-4 seed, it doesn't make tons of difference to me where we land up. No matter which spot it is, it will require 3 wins in Cleveland, with no easy games regardless of seed number. Just win some games down the stretch and be in position to only need 3 wins versus 4 and then play lights out from Thursday - Saturday!
    3 points
  48. We are seeing Hardnett starting to get comfortable. 12 minutes, 8 points and 6 rebounds. Talk about production and making the most out of what’s given to him. He’s being more physical bringing in the rebound too. And to think he’s only a freshman still. I was a fan of the Hardnett/Mballa combo and that’s something we may see a lot of in the future.
    3 points
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