Joined: Jun 2009
I Root For: The Underdog
Start of the Season
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Last night a lively, energetic, fun-filled group of members from the basketball team helped coach Reggie Witherspoon get the fans excited about this years basketball team at the 2009-2010 UB Basketball tip-off event. Also attending the event was high hopes UB Women's Basketball team led by coach Linda Hill-MacDonald, Athletic Director Warde Manuel, Men's and Women's assistant coaches, family members, trueblue fans, local fans, UB faculty, and some famous alumni such as Willie Evans (halfback of the 58 UB Football team). Both the Women's and Men's teams did an excellent job of introducing one another to those who attended, but it wasn't the typical/boring types of introductions that you would usually see. Every player was forced to introduce another, and say a few good things about their game and how they help the team out. All of the players were able to crack jokes about one another, as well as joke around about "how well" coach Witherspoon sings. All in all, the night was packed with fun, but more importantly it showed the fans that this years basketball teams are ready to go.
Sunday night kicks off the season for the Men's team, who will host of the this years America East Conference Favorites, Vermont. The Catamounts were a very successful team last year, and were a lot better than their record indicated because they had gotten off to such a slow start. Buffalo faced Vermont in last years Bracket-Buster game, losing in a not so close contest. The 78-70 final score is definitely misleading, since the Catamounts dominated us pretty much the whole game. Although he didn't score the most for UVM, Marqus Blakely pretty much dominated any player tried to defend him. More impressively were his 9 rebounds and 5 rejections that just made Buffalo look stupid last year. If Buffalo wants a chance to win this game, they're going to have to do a lot better job of containing Blakely on the offensive and defensive end of the floor.
|11-13-2009 01:34 PM