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WBB Falls to Central Michigan for 1st MAC Loss

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The UB Women’s Basketball team could not slow down the Central Michigan offense in the second half, and suffered their first MAC loss, 79–63. Their record is now 7–3 and 4–1 in the MAC.

The Bulls were close at halftime, trailing by only 5, as the Chippewa’s trademark three point shooting was poor, shooting 4-for-18 from downtown. CMU came into the game leading the nation in the made three point shots and in the top 10 in three point field goal percentage. The Bulls, on the other hand, shot very well from three point land at the start of the game, shooting 4-for-8 in the first quarter, and then 0-for-6 in the second quarter. Buffalo didn’t help their own cause by committing 14 turnovers in the first half.

Then Central Michigan got hot in the second half, making 8-for-16 from the three point line, and they gradually opened up a big lead, while the Bulls offense struggled. CMU finished with 5 players scoring in double figures, while Buffalo had only 2.

For the game, the Bulls guards accounted for most of the Bulls’ offense, while the offense from the front line was virtually non-existent, accounting for just 8 points. But the front line just really wasn’t involved in the offense, taking only 13 shots in the game (out of 60 attempted by UB).

Sophomore guard Dyaisha Fair finished with 30 points, plus 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Junior guard Jazmine Young had 13 points.

Notes:

  • Junior forward Ade Adeyeye, who was injured several games ago, is getting more playing time (19 minutes) and led the team with 7 rebounds.
  • As there is no East or West division in the MAC this year, both Buffalo and CMU entered the game tied for first place with 4–0 records. So now CMU is one game ahead of Buffalo in the MAC standings.
  • Each team had 34 rebounds (not counting “team rebounds”).
  • A year ago, Buffalo and CMU played a high scoring double-overtime game at Alumni Arena, with CMU coming out with the victory, 98–92.
  • Buffalo’s next game will be Wednesday, January 13 against Bowling Green at Alumni Arena at 5pm.