ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Get ready for the postseason

Quinnipiac opens play tonight
The Bobcats are the only game on the docket as they begin play at home against Buffalo.

This would have been a coup to get this game on TV but the game is only being streamed on the internet through the site.

Buffalo is a talented team from a much better conference than the NEC but the Bulls have typically feasted on opponents at home and struggled on the road.
It seems to be a toss-up and probably a matter of who wants it more.
Quinnipiac coach Tom Moore said that last year, playing at Virginia Tech in the opening round of the NIT, the Bobcats ran into a team that were truly focussed on the tournament after not making the NCAA and Quinnipiac had a hard time against the talented Hokies in front of their large crowd.

The Bobcats expect a crowd of around 1,500 for tonight's game as the students are on Spring Break.

The Yale women's basketball team finds out its future Monday night when the WNIT pairings are announced.

Yale has put in a bid to host a game and coach Chris Gobrecht expects to play a Big East or ACC team from the region.

Check back on Monday for the pairings.
Buffalo at Quinnipiac
Where: TD Bank Sports Center
When: Today, 7 p.m.
Radio: WQUN-1220 AM
Records: Buffalo 18-13; Quinnipiac 22-9
Scouting Quinnipiac: The Bobcats lost to Robert Morris 64-62 in the NEC semifinals last week. That loss ended their dream of reaching the NCAA tournament. Last season Quinnipiac reached the NIT losing in the first round at Virginia Tech. Quinnipiac continues to be among the nation’s best rebounding teams but Buffalo will be a good match for them on the boards.
Scouting Buffalo: The Bulls were picked to finish last in the East Division by the MAC media to start the season but then opned the campaign 14-6 overall and 6-2 in the conference through Feb. 3. Buffalo then fell apart down the stretch losing seven of their last 10 games. Buffalo won its MAC tourney opener before losing to top seed Kent State. The Bulls have been perenially very good at home and have struggled on the road.


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