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Bulls Clip RedHawks

Even though Wednesday was Senior Night at Alumni Arena, it was the play of a junior that helped the men's basketball team escape with a win. The Bulls (17-11, 8-7 Mid-American Conference) snapped their four-game conference-losing streak with a 59-49 win against Miami (Ohio) (15-15, 10-5 MAC). Both teams struggled shooting in the game, but the Bulls were able to play better defense down the stretch to dispose of the RedHawks. Junior forward Mitchell Watt added more content to his season-long highlight reel over the course of the game.


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More Records Broken in Bulls Loss

The women's basketball team surrendered 16 3-pointers on Wednesday night and suffered its worst loss in the final game of the regular season. The Bulls (15-14, 8-8 Mid-American Conference) took a beating from Bowling Green (25-4, 13-3 MAC) despite 32 points from senior forward Kourtney Brown.


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Bulls Ready For Final Push

Parity has made the Mid-American Conference more competitive than ever before, and the men's basketball team is learning that lesson this season. From the outside looking in, it may seem that the team is faltering down the stretch of a long and grueling MAC schedule, but according to head coach Reggie Witherspoon, the team is starting to receive the message he's been delivering all season long. The Bulls (16-11, 7-7 MAC) have dropped their last two games and have extended their conference-losing streak to four games after Saturday night's 69-60 loss to Akron (19-10, 9-5). With only two games remaining and a home game in the opening round of the MAC Tournament up for grabs, Buffalo is going to have to be perfect the rest of the way. Miami (Ohio) (15-14, 10-4 MAC) will visit Alumni Arena on Wednesday night.


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Mazzetto Paces Bulls in Win

The men's tennis team hasn't had an easy season thus far. However, a home meet proved to be exactly what it needed. Last Sunday, the Bulls (3-2) went up against Youngstown State (2-3) and overwhelmed their opponents.


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Bulls Swept in Opening Series

The baseball team was burned by more than the sun during its season opener in New Mexico over the weekend. The Bulls (0-4) traveled to New Mexico State (8-0) to compete in two doubleheaders, and lost all four games, 20-12, 15-3, 23-11, and 19-13.


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Bulls Break Records and Bobcats on Senior Day

The women's basketball team took an opportunity to honor its seniors and beat down a conference rival all in the same night. Saying that this game was exciting would be an understatement, as Buffalo (15-13, 8-7 Mid-American Conference) overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Ohio (7-21, 3-12 MAC) by the score of 70-65. The Bulls' secret weapon, senior forward Bridgette Kendricks, showed why she is just that as she came out scoring Buffalo's first five points and collecting the team's first four rebounds.


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More Bulls Run Their Way Into History

The men's and women's track team brought its pens to Ohio this weekend and rewrote the record books. Juniors Becky O'Brien and Rob Golabek, along with senior Russell Cameron, all claimed titles in this weekend's Mid-American Conference Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio. O'Brien stunned the competition in shot put with two far-reaching throws.


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Bulls Bounced in the Rubber City

With the clock to the Mid-American Conference tournament winding down, the men's basketball team seems to be in a rut. The Bulls (16-11, 7-7 MAC) traveled to Ohio to meet conference rival Akron (19-10, 9-5 MAC) on Saturday night.


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Knickerbocker Blues

Amar'e Stoudemire's talent has been crucial for the New York Knicks all season long. With the addition of Carmelo Anthony, some fans have been extremely quick to say that the Knicks already have a shot at the title. However, people like me still remain somewhat apathetic about the lackluster franchise. Basketball interest has been revived in the city, and even though I hail from Brooklyn, I'm not that thrilled.


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All in the Family

On Saturday, the women's basketball team will say goodbye to four of the most inspirational athletes that have ever graced the floor of Alumni Arena.


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Bulls Outlast RedHawks in a Near-Upset

With the Mid-American Conference Tournament quickly approaching, the women's basketball team had to find the winning formula it lost in the last couple of games. Even though the Bulls (14-13, 7-7 MAC) came away with a victory at Alumni Arena on Wednesday night, it still remains to be seen if they'll be able to keep that momentum going into March. The Bulls nearly blew a 15-point lead in the final minutes against Miami (Ohio) (10-17, 2-12 MAC), but stood tall in the last seconds to walk away with a 77-74 win. The game's final moments were unforeseeable because of Buffalo's strong performance in the first half.


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Don't Drink the Pegul-Aid

Buffalo has been craving a championship for years, and recent developments have given the city hope that its thirst might finally be quenched. Everywhere you turn, there is a member of the Sabres faithful buzzing about how the team's new owner, Terry Pegula, is going to save the franchise.


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Bulls Set New Records in the 300-meter Dash

What was just supposed to be a tune-up meet for the men's and women's track and field team on Saturday turned into a multi-record-breaking event. The Bulls traveled to the Marc Deneault Invitational at Cornell University to compete in their last meet before the Mid-American Conference Championships.


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Bulls' First Win Sweet as Peach Cobbler

It took some time for the softball team to shake the rust off this season, but after a tough first week, it's back and ready to play. In the five games played in the Georgia Classic over the weekend, the Bulls (2-8) came away with two wins, which were the team's first of the season. In their first game of the Classic, the Bulls forced Marshall University into extra innings, trumping them in a 5-4 nailbiter.


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Poseidon Ain't Got Nothing on Andy

It turns out that not all of the water in Buffalo is frozen, and swimming head coach Andy Bashor is using what little liquid is left to build his legacy. Bashor first came to UB in 2006 when he was named head coach of the women's swimming team.


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Golden Opportunity Abandons Bulls in a Flash

The women's basketball team marched into its opponent's senior day festivities looking to prove that it could not be shaken by the raucous crowd. However, the Bulls (13-13, 6-7 Mid-American Conference) could not overcome the rowdy fans and fell to Kent State (18-7, 9-4 MAC), 72-52 on Saturday. A 39-20 halftime deficit proved to be insurmountable for Buffalo, which put up its second-lowest first-half output of the season.





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