BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — It was a disappointing end to a highly anticipated game for UB Bulls fans Friday afternoon.
The Bulls, who played in the NCAA tournament for the first time in UB history, lost 62-68 to West Virginia in Columbus, Oh.
UB fans watching the game at 716 inside the Harbor Center were on the edge of their seats, especially during the nail-biting last two minutes, where the teams were neck and neck.
Despite the 6-point loss, fans said there’s still plenty to be optimistic about.
“The publicity that we’ve even gotten from being in the tournament will definitely draw a lot of big names I hope,” said UB law student, Chris Kennedy.
UB student Travis Synder told News 4 making it to the tournament in the first place, has helped put UB on the map.
“We’ve definitely been progressing, especially under Bob Hurley. So hopefully we’ll get some new recruits and have a stronger team for next year,” he said.
Although the Bulls didn’t pull a win, 176 certainly did. Staff there told News 4 they were at capacity all afternoon, with a line out the door for most of the game.