UB women favorites to win MAC East, earning votes in AP Top 25 Poll

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Buffalo’s Cierra Dillard (24) drives to the basket during practice at the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Friday, March 23, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. Buffalo faces South Carolina in a regional semifinal on Saturday. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The UB women’s basketball team has been selected to win the Mid-American Conference East Division, the league announced on Wednesday.

Senior Cierra Dillard and junior Summer Hemphill were also selected to the All-MAC Preseason Team.

Fresh off their historic season in which they won a school record 29 games and advanced the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, the Bulls are also receiving three votes in the AP Top 25 Poll.

UB hosts Bloomsburg in an exhibition game on Thursday before opening th season on the road against Maryland Eastern Shore.

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