Thursday night witnessed Josh Mballa launch himself into the program’s history books. Mballa, a senior forward from Bordeaux, France, became the 26th player in UB history to score 1,000 career points, a feat he accomplished with his second basket of the night. His 14 points helped men’s basketball (18-8, 11-4 MAC) beat Northern Illinois (8-19, 5-12 MAC), 79-65, for the Bulls’ eighth straight win.
Senior forward Jeenathan Williams hit a floater with four seconds remaining to give UB (17-8, 11-4 MAC) an 86-84 victory over Miami (OH) (8-17, 4-12 MAC) Tuesday night at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH.
Alexia Hecico may have won first place with the Romanian U20 team at the world championships in 2017, but her journey atop the mountain — and the podium — began years earlier.
Men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling, track and field, and swimming and diving all have their postseason tournaments coming up in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at the numbers that have defined these teams over the last few months.
Women’s basketball (18-8, 12-4 MAC) defeated the Miami (OH) RedHawks (8-17, 4-12 MAC), 83-71, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena.
A strong performance by its “Big 3” helped propel UB men’s basketball (16-8, 10-4 MAC) to an 87-73 victory Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena against Western Michigan (6-21, 2-14 MAC). UB’s victory extended its win streak to six games.
UB’s swimming and diving team hopes to capture a euphoric feeling for a second time in late February when they compete in the MAC Championships in Bowling Green, OH.
To many outsiders, Jim Whitesell probably doesn’t come across as a yeller. Which is why his direct, profanity-laced coaching style may come as a surprise to people who don’t religiously follow the third-year coach and his team.
Littered with ramen noodles, three empty cans of Red Bull and a party-sized bag of Lay’s salt and vinegar chips, John Stutzman’s desk could pass for that of a broke college student.
Saturday afternoon’s matchup was a back-and-forth affair as the UB men’s basketball team (13-8, 7-4 MAC) defeated the Ball State Cardinals (11-13, 6-7 MAC), 80-74, at Alumni Arena.
Women’s basketball (16-8, 10-4 MAC) lost to the Northern Illinois Huskies (10-12, 7-7 MAC), 69-64 in overtime, Saturday afternoon at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL.
Junior guard Dyaisha Fair scored 38 points to lead women’s basketball (16-7, 10-3 MAC) to a 93-68 victory over Eastern Michigan Wednesday night at Alumni Arena.
Following a disappointing 4-8 season that saw the Bulls miss out on a postseason bowl game for the first time in four seasons, second-year head coach Maurice Linguist felt it was time for a rebuild in the Queen City.
Women’s basketball (15-7, 9-3 MAC) secured their fourth straight win, 64-71, against the Western Michigan Broncos (12-8, 6-5 MAC) on Monday night at Alumni Arena.
The UB women’s tennis team (6-0) dominated Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2-1), 6-1, at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville Saturday.
UB wrestling (11-5, 6-1 MAC) defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies (5-9, 1-4 MAC), 17-15, Saturday at Alumni Arena.