"Quick hits: Men's and women's basketball in full swing, wrestling surpasses 2013 win total"


Men’s Basketball (4-1)

The Bulls finished the Cawood Ledford Classic 2-1, including two straight victories after their postponed game against Montana State.

Their final game of the Cawood Ledford Classic was against Grand Canyon (2-4), in which the Bulls won, 80-64. Junior forward Justin Moss finished with 26 points, nine rebounds, and two steals. Sophomore guard Shannon Evans added 23 points, six rebounds, and seven assists.

In their return home to Buffalo, the Bulls defeated Canisius (2-3), 72-57, in the first game of the Big 4 Basketball Classic at the First Niagara Center. The tournament also included St. Bonaventure and Niagara.

Freshman guard Lamonte Bearden finished with a game-high and career-best 23 points, while Moss added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Bulls.

The Bulls continue the Big 4 Basketball Classic with a road matchup against St. Bonaventure (4-1) Wednesday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Women’s Basketball (3-3)

The Bulls are 1-2 after since starting the season with a 2-1 record.

Buffalo shot just 25 percent from the field and allowed 69 rebounds in an 88-54 loss to No. 9 Duke (7-1) the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Sophomore guard Camera Miley led the team with 15 points and six rebounds.

After Thanksgiving, the Bulls traveled to Miami for the Miami (Florida) University Thanksgiving Tournament. The Bulls went 1-1, losing 88-77 to Tulsa (3-3), and finishing the week with a 68-60 victory over Illinois State (0-6).

Senior forward Kristen Sharkey scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added five steals to give the Bulls their first and only victory of the week.

Buffalo travels to Ithaca, New York to play Cornell (3-2) Thursday. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Wrestling (4-3)

Buffalo went 1-2 this week but already surpassed its win total from the previous season.

The Bulls defeated Sacred Heart, 32-12. Senior Max Soria started with an early victory as Buffalo handled took the first five victories of the match.

The Bulls then dropped two in a row, losing 43-0 to Wyoming and 27-9 to Rutgers, to finish 1-2 in the Northeast Duels. It was the first time the Bulls were shut out this season.

Buffalo returns home for conference play, facing Kent State Dec. 6. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

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