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Monday, December 18, 2017

Dillard and Massinburg named UB Athletes Of The Week

All WNY News     Monday, December 18, 2017    

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO ATHLETICS



BUFFALO -- The University at Buffalo has named Cierra Dillard and CJ Massinburg as its athletes of the week.

Junior shooting guard Cierra Dillard had her best all-around game of her UB career on Friday night as she helped UB earn their first win on the road at St. Bonaventure since 1975 as they claimed the 76-59 win. Dillard was exceptional on Friday night as she finished off her first career double-double with 14 points, a career-high 10 assists, seven rebounds and three steals across 33 minutes. The junior finished her night going 5-for-10 from the floor while lifting UB to their fourth straight win. On the season, Dillard ranks 10th in the NCAA in steals per game (3.6) while also averaging a team-high 13.4 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds during the Bulls 8-1 start. Dillard also went over the 900 career point plateau in the win over SBU.

Junior CJ Massinburg recorded his sixth 20-point game of the season on Saturday as he scored a game-high 23 points in an 86-70 win over Robert Morris.  Massinburg went 6-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from behind the arc,  He also hit eight of his 10 free throws.  Massinburg added 10 rebounds for his third straight double-double, while also dishing out four assists.  The Dallas, TX native is averaging 20.0 per game this season and he also leads the Bulls and is sixth in the MAC in rebounding as a guard.  Massinburg has scored at least 20 points in four of the last five games and he is averaging 22.0 points per contest over that five-game span.

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