Local watch party mobbed for UB basketball

Posted at 10:06 PM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 22:06:22-04

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) — You'd have been lucky to find a table, let alone a place to stand inside Santora's Pizza Pub and Grill in Amherst at tip-off for the University at Buffalo's Men's and Women's basketball games. March madness is real and so is Bulls madness.

“Me and my buddies were just having a debate of what’s bigger, basketball or football and I think basketball, it’s really on the up," said UB student, Andrew Freedman. “I’m saying we could win it, we could win it all baby!”

The men's team handled ex-coach Bobby Hurley's Arizona State Sun Devils with relative ease and will face Texas Tech on Sunday. The women's team survived a nail biter over Rutgers and will try to take down powerhouse UCONN on Sunday as well.

“It was jam packed today, everyone came out to rally and support, it’s been huge," UB fan, Nicki Whelan, said. “There is no limit, after the performance they showed today and how they played, I really think they could go all the way I’m really excited.”