BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo wrestling team will look to extend its dual match win streak to six on Thursday night at Alumni Arena. However, to do so, the Bulls will have to defeat 7th-ranked Missouri, the four-time defending Mid-American Conference champion.
The Bulls, who are a perfect 3-0 at home this season, are in search of their first win over the Tigers. Missouri holds a 4-0 edge in the series.
Missouri's lineup features seven nationally-ranked wrestlers, including four in the top ten. Leading the way is J'den Cox at 197 lbs. Cox is the top-ranked wrestler in the nation, is the two-time defending national champion and won the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Thursday's match starts at 7 pm and can be seen on ESPN3 by http://es.pn/2gYjjGF.
Projected Matchups vs. Missouri
125: Justin Patrick (6-4) or Derek Spann (10-6) vs. #14 Barlow McGhee (5-4) or Aaron Assad (9-6) or Chase Brennan (6-4)
133: Bryan Lantry (12-3) vs. #12 John Erneste (15-4)
141: Jason Estevez (6-3) vs. #9 Jaydin Eierman (14-4) or Zach Synon (15-8)
149: Colt Cotten (12-4) vs. #4 Lavion Mayes (9-1) or Alex Butler (12-11)
157: Alex Smythe (10-6) vs. #6 Joey Lavallee (16-1)
165: Tyler Rill (6-5) or Austin Weigel (13-4) vs. #4 Daniel Lewis (14-2)
174: Muhamed McBryde (18-9) vs. Dylan Wisman (5-4) or Taylor Watkins (8-10)
184: Brett Perry (11-10) vs. Matt Lemanowicz (6-5) or Jayden Bears (3-4)
197: Nate Rose (14-5) vs. #1 J'den Cox (15-0)
285: Jake Gunning (11-3) vs. Austin Myers (8-8) or Jake Bohlken (9-6)