Party like it’s 2014. For the first time in eight years, UB softball has a winning record through its first 20 games of the season — a stunning turnaround for a program that lost 15 of its first 20 games last year.
UB women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has agreed to become the next head coach at Syracuse University, the school announced Saturday. Legette-Jack went 202-114 in 10 seasons at UB and leaves Buffalo as the women’s basketball program’s all-time winningest coach. She led the Bulls to three Mid-American Conference Championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including the first Sweet Sixteen appearance in program history in 2018. Most recently, the Bulls finished the 2021-22 season with a 25-9 record, including a 16-4 record in MAC play and an NCAA Tournament berth.
All three UB wrestlers competing in last week’s NCAA Championships in Detroit resigned their singlets just one day into the event.
Strong performances by junior guard Dyaisha Fair (game-high 25 points) and freshman guard Georgia Woolley (15 points) kept the Bulls in the game but weren’t enough as the Lady Vols won the rebounding battle by 17.
With four matchups featuring national heavyweights such as Iowa, UConn, Arkansas and Providence, Buffalo natives were treated to the chaos of “The Big Dance” — right from their backyard.
Before you lock in your bracket or head to KeyBank Center, get to know the best players set to take the court in Buffalo.
Saturday’s matchup against Tennessee will mark the fourth time the Bulls have earned an NCAA Tournament bid under Legette-Jack.
Men’s tennis (2-7) roared into Mid-American Conference play Saturday with a 6-1 win over rival Binghamton (1-11) at the Miller Tennis Center. Women’s tennis (11-3) had the opposite experience Friday — falling to Ivy League competitor Cornell (2-7), 6-1, in Ithaca. The women’s team bounced back with a 7-0 home shutout win over Niagara Monday.
Fans celebrated at Alumni Arena when it was revealed that women’s basketball (25-8) will head to Knoxville, TN for a Saturday matchup against the Tennessee Volunteers (23-8) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Men’s basketball (19-11, 13-6 MAC) fell in heartbreaking fashion to the Akron Zips, 70-68, in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.
Women’s basketball (23-8, 16-4 MAC) defeated Western Michigan (16-14, 10-10 MAC), 63-49, in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland Wednesday.
Led by junior guard Dyaisha Fair and senior forward Jeenathan Williams, UB’s basketball teams hope to earn their first NCAA Tournament berths since the 2018-19 season by winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.
Ed Wright recalls times when certain restaurants wouldn’t serve him and when opposing fans had to be roped off from his bench to prevent violence.