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.
While UB students are getting ready to welcome in the New Year, the women's basketball team will be preparing for one of its toughest challenges of the season. The Bulls (4-3) are participating in the 14th Annual Lehigh Christmas City Classic, where they are set to play Mississippi State (3-1) in the opening round. After a tough 2009-10 season in which they finished 7-23 (3-13 Mid-American Conference), Buffalo has come out with a vengeance this season.
The women's basketball team traveled 10 minutes down the road looking to repeat what the men's team did earlier this year ? run Canisius out of its own gym. Buffalo (4-3) utilized a dominating second half performance to rout its Big Four rival 79-50 on Wednesday night. Both teams came out playing at a fast pace from the opening tip.
The longest losing streak in college football this season was snapped last Friday afternoon. However, the Bulls' (2-10, 1-7 Mid-American Conference) skid will continue into next season. Buffalo fell 17 yards short of sending its seniors out with a come-from-behind victory in their final game of the season.
While most students enjoyed turkey and stuffing with family and friends over Thanksgiving break, the men's basketball team hit the road to start its longest stretch away from Alumni Arena this season. The Bulls (3-2) split the two games.