Share this article

print logo

Turner Battle had quality chances to realize his March Madness dream. A few times, he came so close only to be denied. As a senior in 2005, his basket with 11 seconds left in overtime gave the University at Buffalo a one-point lead in overtime of the Mid-American Conference title game. Then Leon Williams' tip-in at the buzzer sent Ohio University to the NCAA Tournament in…

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The West Virginia Mountaineers are relentless. They lead the nation in steals and offensive rebounds. You know who the University at Buffalo could use Friday afternoon? Turner Battle. "Oh, I don't know!" Battle said by phone Friday from Louisville. "Shannon Evans is doing a hell of a job, a great job. He's making No. 11 look really good right now." Ef…