The Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team represents the State University of New York at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, United States. The team currently competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference East Division. Buffalo began play in 1915 and joined the MAC in 1998. They won their first MAC East Division title in 2009, and won a third MAC East Division title in 2015 along with their first outright MAC Regular-Season championship and first MAC Tournament title to earn the program's first bid to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. The Bulls also have six appearances in the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship between 1957 and 1965 and one appearance in the National Invitation Tournament. They are coached by Nate Oats, who was hired as head coach in April 2015. Home games are played at the 6,783-seat Alumni Arena, which opened in 1982.