Buffalo Bulls Women’s Basketball stays undefeated on the season after defeating the Clemson Tigers, 61-41, on Friday night. The win marks the end of the Bulls’ stint in the San Juan Shootout in Daytona Beach, Florida where UB also collected a win over Nebraska.
The Bulls had no trouble whatsoever getting into a groove early on. After trading baskets until each team had six each, the Bulls went unanswered for over eight and a half minutes of play. Cassie Oursler, Katherine Ups, and Liisa Ups all put in great minutes to begin the game and create a 19-6 Bulls lead.
Clemson did find a scoring touch before the end of the first half, but it was far too late at that point. The Tigers finished the first twenty minutes with just 19% shooting from the floor and already had 13 turnovers to their name.
Buffalo kept putting on the pressure once the new half started. Clemson struggled against the Bulls’ matchup zone the Tigers four minutes to score. In that time, the Bulls extended their 30-13 halftime advantage to an even more daunting 37-15 mark.
Oursler finished the day as the Bulls’ top scorer 13 points. She also tallied eight rebounds before game’s end. Katherine Ups was next best on the scoreboard with 10 points. Also of note was Summer Hemphill, who claimed six points and an impressive 14 rebounds.
Hanna Hall made her first-ever start for the Bulls in place for the injured Stephanie Reid. She had a good day moving the ball around and getting the offense involved. Her stat line was three points, four rebounds, and three assists.
The win against Clemson is the Bulls’ second against Power-5 teams this season. Its also the second win over the Tigers in the past three seasons. The last time UB played the Tigers was in 2015, which resulted in a 61-51 triumph for the Bulls.
The Bulls will now take a break for a week before they head out to Tempe, Arizona for a Saturday matchup against #24 Arizona State. The game will be featured on the PAC-12 network. The Bulls will then face either UNLV or UC Riverside the following day.