Santora To Host UB Football Signing Day February 5

ubUniversity at Buffalo football fans are invited to attend a special Football Signing Day event at Santora’s Pizza Pub and Grill in Williamsville on Wednesday, February 5 at 5:00 pm where UB Football Head Coach Jeff Quinn will reveal his 2014 recruiting class.

At 5:30 pm, Quinn and members of his coaching staff will be on hand to show highlights and breakdown each member of the newest recruiting class.

Fans in attendance will have an opportunity to win a 2014 football game day experience, which includes two tickets to a home game, two sideline passes, VIP passes to a game day concert, and more! Season ticketholders will be able to pick up their 2014 season ticket renewal packet as well.

The event is free to the public and will begin at 5:00 pm. Following the event, fans are encouraged to head to Alumni Arena for UB’s men’s basketball game against Ball State tipping off at 7 pm. Click here for ticket information.

The Bulls are coming off one of the most exciting seasons in school history, finishing 8-5 and making an appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl – just the second bowl game appearance in program history.…

Buzzer Beater Leads Toledo Past UB

ubToledo guard Julius Brown sunk a jumper as time expired on Wednesday night, leading the Rockets to a 67-65 win over Buffalo, in front of 4,595 fans at Savage Arena.  The Bulls had led by as many as 13 in the opening half, but the Rockets were able to get back into the game, due in part to a noticeable discrepancy at the free throw line, 24-6.  The loss is UB’s first in conference play as it falls to 8-5 on the season and 2-1 in conference play.  Toledo improved to 14-2 on the season and 2-1 in conference.  The Rockets remained perfect at home, but tonight was its smallest margin of victory in a game at Savage Arena.

The Bulls held an early seven-point lead in the second half, but after a quick Toledo run, neither team led by more than two possessions for the remainder of the night.  The Bulls fought off three two-point deficits over the final minute of play, including a layup from freshman Shannon Evanswith just 2.7 seconds left to tie the game up at 65-65.  Following a Rocket timeout, Toledo threw the ball the length of the court and into the hands of Nathan Boothe, who found Brown for the game-winning jumper.

UB had its opportunities in the second half, leading 58-57 with 4:16 left.  Neither team found the scoring column for nearly two minutes, but then Toledo regained the lead as UB senior Javon McCrea was unable to hold on to a defensive rebound as a Rocket defender caught him in the eye.  Toledo’s Jordan Lauf was able to lay it in for the easy two and Toledo either led or the game was tied for the remainder of the contest.…