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Buffalo Basketball: Margeaux Gupilan Senior Salute

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Buzz Before She Arrived: Gupilan is the first-ever Californian to suit up for the UB Women's team. Hailing from Sun Valley in the far reaches of LA County, Gupilan starred in high school, leading her Bellarmine-Jefferson team to three regional titles and a state title. She was twice named First Team All State, and averaged 14 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds a game her senior year.

Breakout Performance and First Three Years: The 5'7" guard contributed immediately as a freshman, and really showed the player she would become when she had three three-pointers in four nonconference games her first season at UB.

Gupilan has shown herself to be a true disciple of now-Coach Ashley Zuber. She's rarely the top scorer in a game, but it's not crazy to see an '8' in the assists column next to Gupilan's name.

Her most notable performance prior to this season came in last year's conference tournament, when over two games she averaged 13.5 ppg, and played perhaps the best game of her career until that point in the quarterfinals against Akron, when she managed 14 points and her customary 7 assists, but also raked in 6 boards and blocked a shot.

Senior Moment: Margeaux Gupilan is the Women's team's version of Jarod Oldham: a stat-sheet filler who takes care of the ball and is always good for solid minutes without lighting up the scoreboard from the point.

Her shining moment in the 2013-2014 regular season came in a home matchup against Miami. UB had finally dug its way out of an 0-3 start to the season and was hosting the Redhawks. UB's first twelve points came on threes, with three from Gupilan, who would stay hot and finish the half with 18 points, all on three point attempts. With just two misses from distance in the first twenty, Gupilan put her stamp on a game and helped UB out to a valuable lead in a game that came down to a Karin Moss buzzer-beater.

Congrats and thank you for a great UB career, Margeaux!