BUFFALO, NY – The 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion University at Buffalo women's basketball team has been placed in the Albany Region and will head to Storrs, Connecticut as the #10 seed to face #7 seed Rutgers on Friday at Gampel Pavilion.
The game will tip off at approximately 4:30 pm ET and will air nationally on ESPN2. It will be the first game in the session with #2 Connecticut and #15 Towson.
Buffalo enters the tournament with a 23-9 record. UB defeated Ohio 77-61 on Saturday night in Cleveland to win their second MAC title in three years. It is the third NCAA appearance for the Bulls in three years. The Bulls got the program's first at-large big last season and made the most of it, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history with wins over South Florida and Florida State. UB also made the tournament as an automatic bid in 2016.
Rutgers is 22-9 overall on the season after falling in the Big Ten semifinals to eventual champion Iowa by the score of 72-67. The Scarlet Knights finished off the regular season with a 13-4 mark in Big Ten games.
This will mark the second ever meeting between the two schools, with Rutgers winning the only meeting back in 1998.
The Rutgers-Buffalo winner will face the winner of #2 Connecticut and #15 Towson on Sunday, March 24 in Storrs.
The UB Ticket Office will start taking ticket order requests starting at 11:00am Tuesday morning. All orders will be fulfilled based on BWF Loyalty Point Ranking. In order to receive priority, individuals must be active donors with the Blue & White Fund. The Ticket Office will confirm orders throughout the day. Single session tickets are $22.