They had the hustle but the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team didn’t have the offense as the Bulls fell to Miami (Ohio), 69-56, in front of 1,263 at Alumni Arena Wednesday night.
The Bulls had 11 steals, 10 assists and forced 16 turnovers, but shot just 36 percent (18 of 50) from the field.
Buffalo jumped to a 13-7 lead with 15:13 left in the first half on a three-pointer from Mackenzie Loesing.
But Miami went on a 12-0 run to take the lead. The RedHawks led, 28-23. at halftime.
Buffalo tied the game at 30 early in the second half, but couldn’t sustain enough offense the rest of the way to pull out the win.
Miami (15-10, 7-5 Mid-American Conference) shot 44 percent for the game with three players in double figures, led by Courtney Osborn’s 19 points.
Cherridy Thornton had 13 points off the bench for the Bulls, who fell to 8-17 overall and 6-6 in the MAC.
The Bulls are at Ohio Saturday.
Bonnies host Dayton
The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team hosts 14th-ranked Dayton at 7 tonight in the Reilly Center. The game is a rematch of last year’s Atlantic 10 championship game, which the Flyers won, 56-53, in Philadelphia. But this is a much different setting.
Dayton is 22-1 overall and 10-0 in the A-10. Four players are averaging double figures for the Flyers. The Bonnies, meanwhile, have struggled after graduating their most successful class in their history. Bona enters the game on a six-game losing streak and is just 9-16 overall, 2-8 in Atlantic 10 games.