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Live from Alumni Arena: UB vs. Akron

Wearing their pink jerseys in honor of the WBCA/Kay Yow Fund for breast cancer research, the Buffalo women's basketball team is underway against Akron in Alumni Arena.

The Bulls enter the game 2-8 in the Mid-American Conference and 7-17 overall while Akron is 8-3 and 14-10 overall.

Check back for updates.

First half:
11:31: The Bulls hold an 11-9 lead at the second media timeout. Kourtney Brown has six points for the Bulls, who already have five team steals.
5:54: Buffalo still leads, 22-19. Brittany Hedderson scored six points in that segment to pace the Bulls. She has two assists and two steals with no turnovers.
3:44: Bulls' lead expands to 27-21. Kourtney Brown has 11 points as the Bulls are shooting 55 percent from the field (11 of 20).

Halftime: Buffalo leads, 31-30. Akron went on a 7-0 run to take a 28-27 lead. The teams traded baskets with Hedderson scoring on an offensive rebound as the half ended to give the Bulls the halftime edge.

Second half:
15:40: Tied, 39-39. The Bulls have a pair of three-pointers this half helping their cause but Akron's Kyle Baumgartner has 10 points and is backing in the UB defense in the paint.
11:30: UB has a 46-41 lead and are rebounding well. The Bulls have a 27-19 advantage on the boards.
7:55: A steal in the backcourt and ensuing layup by Ayla Guzzardo tied the game, 46-46, for Akron.
2:57: The Bulls hold a 55-54 lead but Akron hit two three-pointers in the last segment to gain some momentum for the final stretch. UB's 17 turnovers aren't helping its cause.

Final: Akron comes back to win, 63-57. 

--- Amy Moritz

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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