The UB Men’s Basketball Team Is NCAA Tournament Bound


Many of my fantasy football brethren are “proud” alumni of the University of Buffalo and follow the exploits of the school’s sports teams. Yes, that’s right, they are athletic supporters. In a seriousness, F&TS is proud to congratulate the UB Men’s Basketball team, the Bulls, for making the NCAA Tournament for the first time in its history. It’s a great achievement. We are jealous, especially since our own alma mater, Fordham University, hasn’t made the “Big Dance” since 1992.

To celebrate the historic achievement, we present some of Buffalo’s most beautiful female residents. Hopefully, they have Bulls-fever. We don’t know their names, but we can thank The Brigade for their list of Buffalo’s finest. We really wished they better identified the models. They deserve recognition and shout outs.

Buffalo Fans Go Dancing

Buffalo beat Central Michigan in the MAC tournament championship to secure the program’s first NCAA Tournament bid. Bobby Hurley guided the UB Bulls to March Madness in just his second year as a head coach. Many of Hurley’s own players weren’t alive when the Jersey City product starred at Duke University. Hurley teamed up with Christian Laettner and Grant Hill to lead the Blue Devils to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1991 and 1992. Hurley, the son of high school coaching legend Bob Hurley Sr., is leading his own scrappy team of upstarts as a No. 12 seed against the No. 5 seed West Virginia in the Midwest region. The Bulls finished their season 23-9 led by senior Xavier Ford.


Now, even the worst bracketologist in history, say our own Big Rich or the Commish, know that the 12-5 matchup is ripe for upsets. But sorry guys, I am picking West Virginia University to win. But, if you disagree with us, hop on the bandwagon and let your voice be heard on social media. The Twitter hashtag “#UBDancing” is also going viral. The hashtag has reached potentially more than 2.5 million Twitter users through Monday of this week.


For Entertainment Purposes Only

The 12-5 matchup is one of the most popular NCAA March Madness picks each year. It’s because for some reason the game is ripe for upsets. It’s happened often since the NCAA tournament field expanded in 1985. There have been nearly 50 upsets by 12-seeds since the NCAA tournament field expanded. That means the lower seed is 50-90, equating to a 35.71 win percentage. But before you go calling your bookie, as we said, we will be selecting the Mountaineers. Once again, congratulations to UB Basketball for making the NCAA Tournament. Good luck.