The University at Buffalo has drawn the No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 Central Michigan at 7 p.m. Monday at Alumni Arena in the first round of the Mid-American Conference men’s basketball playoffs.
Central (11-19, 4-12 MAC) completed its regular season with a 61-58 loss at Western Michigan on Saturday. UB (12-19, 7-9 MAC) lost at Bowling Green, 76-65, in its finale on Friday.
UB defeated Central, 91-73, at Alumni Arena on Jan. 30.Monday’s winner will face No. 5 seed Ball State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
INDOOR TRACK: Sasha Henry became the second Buffalo State woman ever to claim a national championship, and Jazmin Dunham raced to All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Naperville, Ill. Buffalo State’s women placed tied for ninth of 64 scoring teams, while the men finished tied for 58th of 63.
Henry captured the title in the 60-meter dash, winning in 7.60 seconds. Buffalo State’s first female national champion was Erica Johnson, who won the 55-meter dash at the 2011 indoor championships (the NCAA switched from the 55 to 60-meter dash in 2012).
The senior from Mount Vernon was seeded first coming into the meet. She set school and Division III Championship records of 7.54 seconds in Friday’s prelims.
Dunham bettered her school record in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 7.65 seconds and placing third.
SWIMMING: UB’s Matt Hogan won the 100-yard freestyle and anchored the Bulls’ winning 400 freestyle relay — both for the second year in a row — in the Mid-American Conference men’s championships in Carbondale, Ill. Hogan was clocked in 44.17 seconds. The UB foursome of Cory Zorsch, Mike Dugan, Ryan Smrekar and Hogan was clocked in 2:57.41. Dugan (44.74) took fourth in the 100. Matt Schwippert (East Aurora) of the Bulls was third in the 200 backstroke in 1:44.4, Jacob Hanson of Eastern Michigan won in 1:42.07. UB finished third in the team scoring.