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WBFO's Michael Mroziak

Basketball brought thousands of visitors to Buffalo during the NCAA tournament, but what impressions of the Queen City will they take home with them? WBFO hit the streets to get a line on how visitors enjoyed March Madness in Buffalo.

College basketball fans — the choice is yours. Fill out your bracket now if you haven't already. Or experience angst until Thursday, when the first round of the men's NCAA tournament starts. On Sunday, the selection committee set the field for the annual descent into March Madness.

While the tournament officially starts Tuesday with the First Four in Dayton, Ohio, the first round — and where ballots start counting — is Thursday.

The four No. 1 seeds are defending champion Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Later this month, "March Madness" returns to Buffalo when the city hosts first- and second-round games of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Local tourism leaders are acting to make sure the city and its businesses are ready.


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Friday’s NCAA tournament match between the University at Buffalo and West Virginia was a gripping competition.

WBFO News photo by Avery Schneider

It was a valiant effort for the University at Buffalo's Men’s Basketball team in Columbus late Friday afternoon. The UB Bulls may have lost to West Virginia 68 to 62 in the NCAA Tournament.  But they created much excitement in the waning minutes. 

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As the University at Buffalo is gearing up for the Bulls first game of the NCAA Tournament Friday, many are looking to Head Coach Bobby Hurley to show the Bulls the way to victory. 

The number 12 seed Bulls take on the fifth seed West Virginia Friday afternoon at 2:10. 

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Thousands of college basketball fans are in downtown Buffalo today for the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament games at First Niagara Center.

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College basketball fans will be excited to hear that March Madness is returning to Buffalo for 2014.

Buffalo chosen to host NCAA tournament games in 2014

Nov 12, 2012

Buffalo's First Niagara Center will once again host games in the NCAA tournament.