VOLUME 31, NUMBER 17 THURSDAY, January 27, 2000

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Ohio 86, UB 71
Miami 74, UB 54
UB 84, Akron 83

UB pulled off perhaps the biggest upset in conference play so far this year, defeating the Mid-American Conference Eastern Division-leading Akron Zips, 84-83, in a thriller Monday in Alumni Arena

Trailing by as many as 11 points, 66-55, with 11 minutes to play, UB charged back, using a 12-2 run to cut the lead to just one, 68-67, with under seven minutes remaining. The Zips were not going to fold easily, and went on a 9-0 run of their own, pushing the lead back up to 10 points, 77-67, on a three-pointer by Andy Hipsher with just under four minutes to play. The Bulls responded with a three-pointer by Louis Campbell and after a missed layup by Akron, Damien Foster came back with a three-pointer of his own to cut the lead to four. The two teams exchanged layups before Akron scored on another bucket by Hipsher, but the Bulls defense would shut out Akron the last 1:24 of the game.

With Akron up by six, 83-77, with 1:06 to play, Nikolai Alexeev hit two free throws to cut the lead to four. A turnover by Jami Bosley gave the Bulls possession again and Campbell hit a three-pointer to make it a one-point game, 83-82, with under a minute to play. Another turnover by Bosley gave the Bulls a chance for the win with less than 30 seconds left, but Campbell missed a running jumper in the lane. George Phillips of Akron grabbed the rebound, but had the ball knocked away by Campbell and it ended up in the hands of a wide open Mike McKie under the bucket, who hit the game-winning layup with seven seconds to play.


UB 66, Eastern Michigan 61
UB 70, Akron 58M

Freshman forward Kim Kilpela had a team-high 18 points as the women's basketball team improved to 14-4 overall and 4-3 in conference play with a win at East Divisional opponent Akron, 70-58, on Saturday.

The Bulls, who had just seven players see action, outscored the Zips by six points in each stanza, 36-30 in the first half and 34-28 in the second half. UB also shot 43.6 percent (24-of-55) from the field and forced the Zips into 21 turnovers, compared to just 14 of their own.

Athletes of
the Week
Josh Pun of the men's swimming and diving team won the 200 butterfly (1:54.85) and was a member of the winning 400-freestyle relay squad (3:08.32) in a double dual-meet-sweep of MAC opponents Ball State and Bowling Green last week. He qualified for the Canadian Olympic Time Trials for the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.07 in a meet last Friday.

Senior Sonia Ortega of the women's basketball team had a career-high 13 assists in the women's basketball team's win over Eastern Michigan. She also averaged 4.5 steals, 11.0 rebounds, and 8.5 assists as the Bulls went 2-0 last week



UB 172, Bowling Green 67
UB 123, Ball State 120

The men's swimming and diving team remained undefeated in the MAC (3-0) and dominated Alumni Natatorium on Saturday, downing conference opponents Bowling Green, 172-67, and Ball State, 123-120.

UB winners in the meet against Bowling Green included Dan Hickey (200 free - 1:41.94, 100 free - 46.57), John Nilles (50 free - 21:18), Jason McLachlan (400 IM - 4:07.07), Josh Pun (200 fly 1:54.85), Eric Stimson (200 back - 1:52.61) and Dave Sofer (1-meter diving - 242.40 pts.).

The Bulls swept the relay events, including the 400 freestyle relay (Hickey, Pun, Dexter Tatum and Nilles - 3:08.32)-the final event of the meet against Ball State-to seal the victory.


UB 173, Bowling Green 127
UB 175, Ball State 115

The women's swimming and diving team returned to competition for the first time since early December, defeating Bowling Green, 173-127, but losing to Ball State, 174-115, in a MAC double dual meet in Alumni Natatorium on Saturday.

Inger Rooneem and Dawn Hickey led the way with two wins apiece. Hickey won the 500 (5:07.39) and 1,000 (10:27.62) freestyles, while Rooneem captured the 50 (24.02) and 100 (52.47) freestyles. Kim Theetge had a win in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.49).


Placed Second at New York State Collegiates

The Bulls placed second in the New York State Collegiates over the weekend, continuing their strong showings in tournaments this season.

UB had nine of its 10 wrestlers place in the top seven, and six finish in the top four of their weight classes to earn 144 points, behind only Hofstra (173). The team edged Army (143.5) for second place.

Individual champions for the Bulls were junior Josh States at 184 pounds and senior Mike Garofalo at heavyweight.

Indoor Track

Women Place Second at Kent Invitational
Men Place Second at Kent Invitational

The men's and women's teams both placed second out of four teams at the Doug Raymond Invitational held Saturday at Kent State University.

The men's team, with 136 points, finished second to the host Golden Flashes, with 200 points, but well ahead of Youngstown State (97) and MAC foe Marshall (73).

Meanwhile, the UB women, with 150 points, finished behind Kent, with 196 points, but ahead of Youngstown (110) and Marshall (46).

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