Bulls Fall At Miami, 67-52
OXFORD, OH – The host Miami RedHawks led wire-to-wire on Saturday afternoon as they defeated the University at Buffalo women's basketball team, 67-52, at Millett Hall. UB was led by Kourtney Brown, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the year.
Miami began the game on an 8-2 run, but four quick UB points pulled the Bulls within two at 8-6 with 12:34 left in the half. However from there, the RedHawks went on an 11-3 run to take a 10-point lead with 7:07 left in the opening half. Miami led by as many as 11 points in the opening half, but UB would cut it to seven before a Miami bucket gave the RedHawks a nine-point halftime lead.
The RedHawks would go on to start the second half on a 9-2 run to take a 16-point lead with 17:43 left in the half. From there, a three-pointer by freshman Chrissy Cooper ignited a 17-6 UB run to pull within five at 41-36 with 11:47 left in the game. Brown had six points for the Bulls during that run. UB remained down just seven with 6:11 left when six straight Miami points put the RedHawks back up by 13. The RedHawks would go on to hit their free throws down the stretch and led by as many as 18 points before a three-pointer from Jessica Fortmanpulled the Bulls within 15, which was the final margin.
Brown was the only UB player in double figures with her 20 points and 10 rebounds. Brown, who is second in the country in offensive rebounding, had nine offensive boards on the afternoon. Brown also added three blocks and tied her career high with six steals. Fortman finished with nine points and nine rebounds, while adding four assists and two blocked shots. Brittany Hedderson and Beth Christensen came off the UB bench to combine for 16 points. Christensen had seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and tied a career-high with three blocked shots. As a team, the Bulls had a season-high nine blocked shots. Redshirt junior Ashley Zuber came off the bench to record six assists.
Miami was led by 21 points from Courtney Osborn and 17 points and nine rebounds from Ashleigh Brown. Rachael Hencke added 10 points and six boards.
The Bulls return home on Wednesday night when they host Bowling Green at Alumni Arena. Tipoff is set for 7:00 pm.