The men's basketball team has had no problem scoring in its own gym so far this season. The Bulls (2-1) came out firing in the first half and held off a late rally to pick up their second win at home this season with an 87-76 victory over the Towson Tigers (1-2) on Saturday night. Junior guard Zach Filzen led a balanced offensive attack, which resulted in five players reaching double figures.
Sometimes a team has to experience the pain of failure before it can reach its full potential. In some regards, this season was a success for the Bulls (18-16, 5-11 Mid-American Conference) even though they fell to Ohio (18-11, 10-6 MAC), 3-0, in the quarterfinals of the MAC tournament. Bulls head coach Todd Kress thinks that despite exiting the tournament in the quarters for the second straight season, it could end up being a stepping stone for the team. "I have to give the credit to this team for the year we had," Kress said.
Despite a rough travel week, the volleyball team picked up a much-needed victory with its season on the line. The Bulls (18-15, 5-11 Mid-American Conference) traveled to Akron (15-14, 7-9 MAC) for the first round of the 2010 MAC Tournament.
With the Mid-American Conference tournament in the back of its mind, the volleyball team looked to finish its regular season on a winning note last weekend. The Bulls (17-15, 5-11 MAC) outlasted Akron (15-13, 7-9 MAC) 3-2 on Thursday night but were shut out 3-0 by Toledo (11-14, 6-10 MAC), the MAC West's last place team, on Saturday night. Against the Zips, the match came down to the final set as both teams captured two sets en route to the final set showdown. The Bulls came out firing in the final set and jumped out to a 10-4 lead.
It was a David versus Goliath matchup as the men's soccer team went up against the No. 3 ranked team in the nation on Friday night. The underdog did not prevail on this night. The Bulls (7-10-1, 4-2-0 Mid American Conference) were knocked out of the MAC tournament by the eventual champion, the Akron Zips (18-1-1). The 3-1 loss was a crushing one that ended the 2010 season. "The effort was most certainly there," said head coach John Astudillo.
The men's basketball team showed signs of a young team in its first road game of the season. The Bulls (1-1) struggled offensively, especially from the free-throw line, losing by a score of 64-53 to the Youngstown State Penguins (2-0) on Tuesday night in Youngstown, Ohio. As a team, Buffalo shot 38 percent from the field and 9-of-27 from the free-throw line, leaving 18 points at the line.
The wrestling team, hailed as potentially the best in school history, was put to the test last weekend when it faced plenty of stiff competition. Last Friday afternoon, the Bulls (1-1) went up against the No.
On Nov. 4, the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame honored 13 new inductees in the Class of 2010, each of whom contributed to the story of Buffalo sports. "This class was so special in many ways," said Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame president Brian Cavanaugh.
Getting to the top is great. The journey provides memories that last a lifetime. But, as the football team can attest, climbing back up the mountain can be more grueling than the initial ascent. Toiling at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference this season, the Bulls (2-7, 1-4 MAC) have a chance to turn back the clock this week.