UB to Host Manhattan in Bracketbusters

February 5, 2013 Updated Feb 5, 2013 at 12:14 AM EDT

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UB to Host Manhattan in Bracketbusters

February 5, 2013 Updated Feb 5, 2013 at 12:14 AM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW/UB) The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will host Manhattan of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in a Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters matchup on February 23. The game was not selected to be televised.

Manhattan is 7-15 overall and has a 5-7 record in the MAAC to rank seventh in the conference. The teams have had two common opponents this season in Niagara and Canisius. The Jaspers lost at Canisius, 64-60, on Jan. 17 and lost at Niagara, 64-60, on Jan. 19. Manhattan is led by Rhamel Brown who is averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.

This will only be the third meeting between the schools. Buffalo holds a 2-0 edge in the all-time series, defeating the Jaspers, 68-66, in 1998 and 75-71 in 1999.

This season marks the ninth year the Bulls will participate in BracketBusters weekend. The Bulls hold a 4-4 record in the event. This is just the fourth time in nine years Buffalo will host a BracketBusters game.

It is the third year the Bulls will face off against a team from the MAAC in a BracketBuster game. UB played at Iona in 2006 and played at Saint Peter's in 2010.

A tip-off time for the game has yet to be determined.

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