The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team’s defense clamped down on Ohio University again in a 56-35 rout of the Bobcats Saturday afternoon in Athens, Ohio.

UB (9-17, 7-6) held the Bobcats (6-19, 1-12 MAC) to just 24 percent shooting and allowed an average of just 35.5 points in the season series between the teams.

UB is the most-improved team in the Mid-American Conference. The Bulls were 9-22 overall and only 4-12 in the MAC last season.

“I just thought we played as a complete team today and our inside-outside game was really working,” said coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

Sloane Walton (Nichols) led the Bulls with 14 points off the bench. Despite being in foul trouble most of the game, freshman Mackenzie Loesing finished with 12 points. Redshirt sophomore Kristen Sharkey had 11 points, all in the first half. Christa Baccas had 12 rebounds.

The Bulls will play at Bowling Green for a 7 p.m. game on Thursday.

Today’s games

St. Bonaventure’s women’s team (9-17, 2-9 A-10) will get some national television exposure in today’s game against George Washington (11-14, 5-6 A-10) in the Smith Center in Washington, D.C. which will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

The Bonnies are coming off a tough loss, 67-63, to once-beaten Dayton (23-1, 11-0 A-10) on Thursday night at the Reilly Center.

Both Canisius and Niagara will be home for Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games. The Golden Griffins (10-16, 7-8 MAAC) will face Fairfield (16-10, 10-5 MAAC) at the Koessler Center at 2 p.m. Niagara (13-13, 8-7) will play Manhattan (6-20, 3-12 MAAC) in the Gallagher Center at 2 p.m.

Niagara and Canisius earned victories Friday on their home courts.