UB women's basketball ready for sweet success

Bulls compete in NCAA Albany region semifinals

March 24, 2018 - 8:00 am

Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The University of Buffalo women's basketball team is reeady for some sweet success in their NCAA March Madness Sweet 16 appearance in Albany today.

Defending champion South Carolina will face 11th-seeded Buffalo in the first game. The Bulls are one of two 11 seeds to advance to the Sweet 16.

"I think it is good for the game," South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. "Anytime you can show some parity in our game on any level, it's always good. The fact that Buffalo and Central Michigan are here playing in the Sweet 16 gives other coaches hope."

After upsetting third-seeded Florida State on the Seminoles home floor, the Bulls aren't intimidated by South Carolina and expect many of their fans to make the nearly 4½-hour trip across the state from Buffalo to Albany.

"We always thought we'd be here, we just never got here (before)," Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack said. "That's the expectation, the mindset. ... I'm not smart enough to know about 11, 3, 2 (seeds)."

The Buffalo players are loose and ready for the challenge.

"After the last win at Florida State, you wake up and wonder if it's still a dream," Buffalo guard Stephanie Reid said. "It kind of sinks in over the week. We're focused on the game and it's really exciting."

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