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Enes Kanter speaks at 2018 Muslim Student Association Banquet

04/22/18 10:45pm | By NATHANIEL MENDELSON

Knicks center Enes Kanter uses his NBA platform to do more than play basketball.

He speaks against political leaders, such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for his actions as leader of Kanter’s native country.

At the Muslim Student Association’s annual banquet on Saturday, Kanter discussed his NBA experiences in relation to being Muslim and why his faith is so important to him.

Kanter advocates for human rights and free speech, despite being labeled as a dangerous figure in Turkey.

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UB men's and women's basketball bring home the hardware with MAC Championship, NCAA Tournament appearance celebration

03/23/16 12:15am | By QUENTIN HAYNES

On Monday, students, media, alumni and fans gathered in the Student Union for a rally to celebrate both teams’ conference tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. Players, coaches and President Satish Tripathi were present, while members of the administration, including Athletic Director Allen Greene, were not present due to a planned vacation.

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UB women’s basketball is ahead of schedule

03/19/16 11:16pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

My first reaction was shock that Buffalo, fresh off a successful conference tournament run, could look barley competitive. Then I stopped and remembered just how far this team had come from the start of the regular season – how we started to see some of its strengths and how players you didn’t know about five months ago stepped up in moments you could’ve never imagined.

I remembered this team is ahead of schedule.

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Legette-Jack and UB women’s basketball’s Cinderella run was long time coming

03/17/16 6:31pm | By Tom Dinki

Felisha Legette-Jack is without question the most intense coach on UB’s campus.

It’s hard not to leave one of her Buffalo women’s basketball practices or postgame interviews – where she is always both animated, passionate and even a little intimidating – not feeling a little motivated yourself, even if you’re from being a Division-I women’s basketball player.

So when Legette-Jack said she wanted to build “the village” or community of support to help grow her young Bulls team this season – it was hard to dismiss it as the campy and cliché coach speak that it would be if 99 percent of coaches said it.

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Scouting the UB Bulls’ NCAA Tournament opponent Miami Hurricanes

03/15/16 11:32pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The Buffalo men’s basketball team (20-14, 10-8 Mid-American Conference) has received the No. 14 seed in the South region of the NCAA Tournament and will play No. 3 seed Miami in Providence, Rhode Island on Thursday night.

The Miami Hurricanes (25-7, 13-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) enter the tournament as the No. 10 team in the country and received an at-large bid after losing to No. 4 Virginia (26-7, 13-5 ACC) in the ACC Tournament Semifinals.

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UB women’s basketball defeats Akron, advances to first-ever MAC Championship game

03/11/16 9:54pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

The Buffalo women’s basketball team is one win away from making ts first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Behind its best offensive performance in conference play this season, the No. 8 seed Bulls (19-13, 8-10 Mid-American Conference) continued its Cinderella run Friday by defeating No. 5 seed Akron (19-13, 11-7 MAC) 88-87 in a highly contested MAC Tournament Semifinals in Cleveland, Ohio.

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