This week in UB Athletics
Football (4-6, 2-4 MAC)
UB football got things back on track when they beat the Bowling Green Falcons (2-8, 2-4 MAC) 38-28. Tyree Jackson had his second straight game with a career-high in passing yards. The redshirt sophomore quarterback finished with 406 yards and three touchdowns.
Jackson connected with junior receiver Anthony Johnson eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Redshirt freshman running back Theo Anderson had his own career day with 133 yards and a touchdown. The Bulls will attempt to win their final two games to qualify for bowl contention.
Women’s volleyball (15-11, 8-7 MAC)
The Bulls had a two-game home stand against the top two teams in the MAC to close out one of the best seasons in program history. They couldn't secure the victory Friday night and fell 3-1 to the Miami (OH) RedHawks (21-8, 13-3 MAC). The RedHawks became MAC regular season co-champions by beating the Bulls and winning their next game on Sunday.
Buffalo secured the first set 25-17 but dropped the next three to give the win to Miami (OH). Senior middle blocker Cassie Shado was the top offensive performer for the Bulls and had 15 kills in the game.
Women’s basketball (1-0)
The women’s basketball team opened up their season Friday night with a 87-73 win over the Delaware Blue Hens (0-1) in Alumni Arena. Buffalo got contributions all over the board and four players finished with 14 or more points in the game.
Senior guard Stephanie Reid controlled the ball and scored 16 points and added 11 assists for the Bulls. Junior guard Cierra Dillard made her debut for the Bulls after sitting out last season because of transfer rules. She put up a team-high 17 points and added six assists and six steals.
Women’s volleyball (15-12, 8-8 MAC)
UB closed out the season when they hosted the Bowling Green Falcons (17-10, 13-3 MAC). This game went similarly to Friday’s and after winning the first set they lost the final three sets and the game, 1-3. Saturday was senior night and Shado was honored as the lone senior on the team. Despite the loss, freshman outside hitter Andrea Mitrovic dominated the Falcons and finished with a career-high 24 kills.
The Falcons claimed their share of the MAC regular season championship with the win. The Bulls’ conference record of 8-8 marks the first time in program history that they have finished .500 or better. They will now enter the upcoming MAC tournament as the fifth seed, the highest in program history.
Men’s basketball (1-0)
Buffalo came away with the 80-75 win over the Canisius Golden Griffins (0-1) in a game that featured 14 lead changes. Buffalo was trailing with a minute left in the game when junior forward Nick Perkins put in a layup to take a one point lead. Perkins led the Bulls in scoring with a career-high 26 points.
Sophomore guard Davonta Jordan came up with a steal on the next play and took it to the hoop himself to secure a three-point lead for the Bulls; they never trailed again. Jordan had a career night with 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting and 2-of-2 from three.