If you turned off your TV at halftime on Saturday afternoon when the men's basketball team trailed by 18 points, you missed your chance to witness history. People should be forgiven, however, for turning the channel because the Bulls' (11-6, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) performance in the first half left a lot to be desired.
Over winter break, the wrestling team didn't get much time off. The team was competing all over the country while most students were home regrouping from the fall semester. No one ever said being a student-athlete was easy, but the Bulls (7-5) stepped up to the challenge, going up against some of the nation's toughest teams. Junior Desi Green earned a solid 7-1 record in the 149-pound weight class over the break, increasing his career total to 92 wins.
Welcome, one and all, to a new semester of Buffalo sports. The weather outside is still frightful, but we no longer have the thought of the holidays to keep our spirits up. To make the long trek to summer easier, we at The Spectrum are introducing you to a new feature: Carey's Corner.
While most students were off avoiding reality during winter break, the men's basketball team was hit with a harsh reality check ? Mid-American Conference play. The Bulls dropped their first two games in the MAC after a surprising start in non-conference play.
People who witnessed the men's basketball team play on Thursday night left Alumni Arena talking about one name that they probably won't soon forget - Jimmer Fredette. The All-American left fans with dropped jaws after his 28-point second half performance led No.
Alumni Arena's maximum capacity is currently 6,100 seats. The average attendance this season for men's basketball games is currently 1,499 people per game. One word comes to mind when seeing that number ? embarrassing. Not every city is lucky enough to have a Division 1-A basketball team that is competitive almost every year and plays in such an accessible location.
The best hockey players in the world are coming to Buffalo over winter break. And they're all under 20 years of age. The International Ice Hockey Federation's World Under 20 Championship (commonly known as "The World Juniors") is coming to Western New York to bring the best of the best to face off at HSBC Arena. Last year, the U.S.
If a foreigner visited UB for one winter day, they would probably assume we field a pretty good hockey team. Sadly to say, our university does not have a DI-level varsity hockey program ever since it was dropped in 1988.
The men's basketball team played its third Big Four rivalry game of the season on Wednesday night, and its opponent came into Alumni Arena with hopes of stealing a win from the Bulls. Too bad for the Niagara Purple Eagles (2-7, 0-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) that senior point guard Byron Mulkey ? the nation's steals leader ? beat them to it. For their third straight home game, the Bulls (5-3) scored more than 80 points and thus remain unbeaten at home after an 82-64 victory over Niagara.
There is arguably nothing better on a frigid weekend in Ohio than breaking records. That is just what the swimming team did this past weekend at the Zippy Invitational. The three-day event took place at the Ocasek Natatorium, the home of the Akron Zips.
A poor second-half performance proved to be the downfall for the women's basketball team, despite the 34th career double-double by senior forward Kourtney Brown. The Bulls (4-4) lost to Duquesne (6-1), 67-55 at Alumni Arena in a non-conference battle on Monday night. The first 20 minutes of the game went back and forth; the score was tied seven times, and there were five lead changes.
It's hard to be disappointed with historic performances, but the wrestling team did not meet expectations over the weekend. On Sunday, the Bulls participated at the Penn State Open, a tournament that featured several top-25 teams with a number of elite wrestlers.
Luck and great defense are usually a solid recipe for success when trying to win on the road. The men's basketball team didn't have either on Saturday night. The Bulls (4-3) overcame a 19-point second half deficit at the Reilly Center only to fall just short, losing 76-74 to St.