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2015 NCAA Tournament Links Roundup: Buffalo Bulls preparing for West Virginia Mountaineers

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Once again, it's really nice to have so many links that a roundup is actually worth it. Here's what's popped up since yesterday's edition.

Midwest Region Breakdown: Team Strengths and Weakness and Similar Recent Tourney Teams | The Big Lead
#12 Buffalo Bulls: One of fastest tempo teams in the tournament. Don’t turn the ball over, get on the glass, and get to free throw line. Not real tall, but good at creating steals and challenging shots.

2015 NCAA tournament preview: Picking favorites, sleepers and X-factors in each region - College Basketball - SI.com
Upset pick Taking a 12 over a 5 is easy money, and who doesn’t love a good story? Buffalo, of the Mid-American Conference, is headed to its first NCAA tournament after beating Central Michigan 89-84 in the MAC conference tournament final for an automatic berth.

March Madness: Who are the Chargers Pulling For? | San Diego Chargers
12. Buffalo – Branden Oliver’s Bulls are dancing for the first time in school history.  Guided by Head Coach Bobby Hurley, they are a trendy pick to upset fifth-seeded West Virginia.  One thing Chargers fans know from Oliver is to never underestimate an underdog from Buffalo!

2015 NCAA Tournament March Madness Preview - CraveOnline
Most Likely Upset: No. 12 Buffalo over No. 5 West Virginia I know this is a popular pick since everyone loves the 5-12 upsets, but this is one of the safer bets. Bobby Hurleys’s (pictured above) Buffalo Bulls are making their NCAA Tournament debut and it will be a memorable opening act.

7 things to know about each region for the NCAA men's basketball tournament - www.kmtv.com
The Buffalo Bulls are another upset-ready team that could provide the Midwest with some chaos. The Bobby Hurley-led Bulls are a fast paced team with a top 50 offensive efficiency rating

Leach’s Lists: 2015 NCAA Bracket To Win Your Office Pool And Impress Your Friends " CBS Detroit
This is truly a dangerous team out of the improving MAC conference, which has had its share of teams send shockwaves thru the tournament throughout the years.

Buckeyes near the bubble, boring Columbus pod and Kevin Love: 10 NCAA Tournament thoughts | cleveland.com
4. No shock here if the round of 32 game that's supposed to be Maryland-West Virginia is actually No. 12 Buffalo vs. No. 13 Valparaiso.

The 4 Quarters Podcast: Bobby Hurley, Steve Masiello and Tourney Time | ZagsBlog.com

NCAA picks, from first-round upsets to the title game. | SportsonEarth.com : Will Leitch Article
Small School Player to Watch: Justin Moss, Buffalo. He's the MAC Player of the Year who nearly averaged a double-double, but you'll want to cheer for him because he was diagnosed with serious heart ailment before his freshman year and, after transferring from Toledo to Buffalo, has become a potential NBA draftee.

Tournament Challenge update - ESPN
With the 12-over-5 seeds such as a popular upset pick, here are the number of brackets picking each of the 12 seeds in the Round of 64: -- Stephen F. Austin (over Utah): 28.1 percent -- Buffalo (over West Virginia): 26.1 percent -- Wyoming (over Northern Iowa): 20.8 percent -- Wofford (over Arkansas): 16.1 percent

UB's first NCAA berth about more than just basketball
UB players, the coach and administrators agree the team's NCAA tourney berth is a turning point for the university.

2015 NCAA Tournament's five most likely Round of 64 upsets - CBSSports.com
Regarding the matchup, the key here is that Buffalo does not turn the ball over. The Bulls finished 35th nationally in turnover rate, which is a key against the swarming, high-pressure West Virginia defense.

NCAA Tournament Predictions: West Virginia vs. Buffalo – SportzEdge.com
PREDICTION: Staten tries to gut this one out, but he’s not himself, and therefore, neither is West Virginia. Buffalo turns the classic 5-12 upset, then gives Maryland a run for its money before falling in Round 2.