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STORRS, Conn. — Summer Hemphill missed the season opener. She missed the home opener. She missed trips to face then-No. 3-ranked Oregon and crosstown rival Canisius. But most of all, she missed her teammates. The University at Buffalo junior forward was academically ineligible for the first semester, which caused her to miss the first eight games of the season. Hemph…

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Here is a transcript from Saturday's University at Buffalo women's basketball news conference in Storrs, Conn.: UB coach Felisha Legette-Jack Opening Statement: “It is just an honor. We are having fun, we are young, we are trying to grow buffalo, grow a city, grow it all. To come out and play so well against Rutgers, my heart is so full with this team, I am just e…

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team beat Rutgers, 82-71, Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Here is what coach Felisha Legette-Jack and players Cierra Dillard and Summer Hemphill told the media. Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack Opening Statement – “So funny, as we’re coming up the stairs, the gentleman at the bottom of the stairs said, “Yo…

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University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack and players Cierra Dillard and Summer Hemphill spoke with reporters in Storrs, Conn., on Thursday in advance of Friday's NCAA Tournament first-round game against Rutgers. Here are highlights from what they said: Head Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack On being back in the tournament: “It’s a true honor. We…

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CLEVELAND — The excitement and the anticipation were evident for the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team as they collected the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship trophy and brushed the confetti out of their hair. The relief was obvious. Not so much the relief of earning an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, but the relief of holding off Ohio …

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University at Buffalo guard Cierra Dillard was named to the All-Mid-American Conference first team and runner-up for the league's Player of the Year. UB's Summer Hemphill was named to the second team. "Congratulations to Cierra and Summer on their individual awards for first team and second team, respectively," coach Felisha Legette-Jack said in a statement. "While this…

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team was chosen to finish first in the Mid-American Conference East Division in the preseason poll released Wednesday. UB, coming off a Sweet 16 appearance and a school-record 29 victories, earned 62 points and had four first-place votes from coaches and selected media members. That narrowly beat out Miami, which had 61 point…

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You would have sworn Summer Hemphill was at least 6-foot-5 while watching her long body dominate the paint Saturday at Alumni Arena. The 6-foot-1 sophomore forward grabbed a school-record 23 rebounds to help the University at Buffalo to a critical, 70-53 Mid-American Conference victory over Ohio University. UB struggled from the perimeter against Ohio's packed-in, 2-…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Isaiah Reese: Canisius men's basketball's sophomore guard recorded the first triple-double in the program's 114-year history, totaling 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the Golden Griffin's 104-84 victory against Youngstown State. Reese has surpassed the 20-point ma…