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In what has been one of the most impressive stampedes in all of UB Basketball’s history has come to an end as the Bulls lost in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to Texas Tech 78-58. The Bulls finished the season with a 32-4 record. Nick Perkins led the Bulls with 17 points and 10 rebounds from off the bench. This team had aspirations to make a Sweet 16 run but came up short to the nation’s third best defensive team in the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. The UB Bulls basketball team gave the community alot to be proud of and most importantly a vision of what the future holds for a very talented young Bulls squad. The UB women also had another impression season come to an end as the resilient lady Bulls lost to Geno Auriemma and the UConn Huskies 84-72 in the second round of the NCAA Women’s basketball Championship Tournament. Cierra Dillard led the lady Bulls with 29 points and Summer Hemphill added 9 points and 6 rebounds as the Lady Bulls will look to build on another great season.
This season started with high hopes as the Sabres were at one point the best team in the NHL until December 1st. Since then, the Sabres only won 14 games which is by far the worst in the NHL since that date. Many fans are calling for Phil Housley to be dismissed as Sabres head coach. The leadership woes loom large as many feel that Housley doesnt push this young Sabres team hard enough and lacks the passion on the bench during the games that would help get the organization over the slump. The Sabres were eliminated from playoff contention for the 8th straight season when they lost to the Montreal Canadiens 7-4 last Saturday night. Now with the season pretty much determined, more questions will surface as the Sabres will have to make a decision as its concerns their best scoring player in Jeff Skinner who has had great success on the same line as Sabres captain Jack Eichel. Will the Sabres extend Skinner’s contract or will they allow him to walk into free agency?
Buffalo Bills Football
This past week saw the Buffalo Bills make more moves in free agency to improve the teams chances of success as they signed linebacker Maurice Alexander and Jake Fisher to one year deals. The Bills are definitely looking to put the pieces around Josh Allen and this already 2nd best defensive team from last season. The fans deserve a team that can compete to make the playoffs year in and year out. The city of Buffalo needs home playoff games not “trust the process” slogans. As the free agency period is seemingly getting quiet, the Bills should be focused on making a big splash in the NFL Draft by making great choices that will benefit the team long term. The Bills need impact players who can play right now. Who will the Bills acquire in the 1st round of this years NFL Draft? I’m hoping Greedy Williams is the top candidate on their list.
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