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Pride for the players: UB men's basketball families bringing the passion to the NCAA tournament

Posted at 5:01 PM, Mar 24, 2019

TULSA, OK (WKBW) — While the UB Men take on Texas Tech in the round of 32, the loudest cheers will come from their life-long supporters.

"We know more than anyone as mothers how hard this has been for the boys" Karen Massinburg, mother to UB guard CJ Massinburg said.

The families of CJ Massinburg, Jeremy Harris, and Jayvon Graves all made the trek down to Tulsa to support their boys.

"It could have been anywhere in the country," Brandy Pryor, Jayvon Graves' mom said, "we were coming."

The moms have watched their sons become a family on the court, all while the players' families became one off.

"We’ve all just grown to be family. Were here on one accord and that's to support these boys. We love every one of them" Pryor said.

For now, the hope is their sons can prove the world they can beat anyone.

"I'm looking for us to upset some big seeds so I can look at you and say 'I told you so'" Jeremy Harris' mom Nancy "Momma Harris" said.

But regardless of the outcome, the pride for their boys will live on.

"To actually see them playing I just can’t put it into words" Pryor said.