Author: Noah Falck
“The High Holy Month of March is upon us!” exclaims fellow basketball aficionado George Kloepfer. And I couldn’t agree more. It is that that special time of year every college basketball fan lives for – March Madness!
This year is extra special for all those hoop fans in the Queen City, as this is the first year the University at Buffalo Men’s Basketball team will be dancing in March. The UB Bulls squad, coached by NCAA basketball legend Bobby Hurley, beat Central Michigan 89-84 to win the Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament. This victory put the UB Bulls into the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time ever.
Clinching an invitation to the tournament or “Big Dance” is something every basketball program works toward. Advancing to the tournament is a nod to a well-run program and calls the attentions of highly sought after recruits. Hats off to the UB Bulls and the coaching staff lead by Hurley.
As any college basketball fan or bracketologist knows, anything can happen during tournament time. Adrenalin and emotions are at their peak and upsets are not uncommon. A #12 seed could very easily upset a #5 seed, which is exactly what UB Bulls fans are hoping for come Friday when the team faces off against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Come out and support the UB Bulls this Friday, March 20th – tipoff is at 2:10 pm (televised on TNT). Let the dancing begin!