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2016-17 Buffalo Women’s Basketball Previews: Brittany Morrison

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She’s undersized for her position, but don’t let that fool you. Brittany Morrison stepped up her game at the right time last season to help Buffalo get their first MAC Championship.

The Basics

Number: 32

Year: Sophomore

Position: Forward

Hometown: North Ridgeville, OH

Height: 5-9

New to Buffalo?

Nope

UB Career

It took some time to get acquainted but you could definitely call Morrison’s freshman season a success. 4.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game fail to tell the full story of the North Ridgeville, Ohio native. Brittany’s game didn’t really come to life until Mid-February. From that point on, she became a major reason for why Buffalo won the rebounding battle game after game. In her last eleven games (in which the Bulls went 8-3), she rebounded at 8 per game and also helped out on the scoring front too.

Further Reading and Viewing:

Buffalo Bulls Women's Basketball vs Miami RedHawks Takeaways

I'm one of the opponents to Coach Jack's ways of starting a player after they had one outlier good game. Well, my foot is in my mouth this time (which I'm ok with) as Morrison backed it up big time. In the women's loss to Eastern Michigan, she had a solid double-double effort of 13 points and 11 rebounds. Morrison had another great game against Miami as she compiled a near double-double with her 9 points and 7 rebounds. She also added a pair of blocks to that total as well. I'm all for starting her if she's going to put up good numbers like that to lighten up the load on Joanna Smith.

North Ridgeville resident Brittany Morrison picks Buffalo to play basketball

This one’s an oldie, but it’s a good one.

Clarion Exhibition give us first look at Buffalo Bulls Women's Basketball

Morrison displayed a well-rounded game, showing the ability to drive to the basket, post-up down low and lay the ball in on the offensive side. Her ability to post-up down low and use her frame and large wingspan to create layup opportunities also meant that Morrison went to the charity stripe early and often, and with the new foul rules in place having a player that can draw fouls will give the Bulls an advantage in close games.

2016-17 Outlook

Expect Morrison to be a big factor again this year. Although some of the incoming recruits have a size advantage of her, I still think she makes it to the starting lineup. If she doesn’t she’ll definitely have opportunities when Coach Jack runs plays some small ball with Gabi Bade at the three and Morrison at the four. Brittany’s offensive game is also improving and she’s starting to stretch the floor a bit with her shot to only increase the threat she brings. I don’t think it’s crazy to think that we see a lot more double-doubles from her this season.