UB needs to shake off a lackluster performance against Bowling Green before they start to dig themselves a hole. Unfortunately they have to do it on the road, against the Miami RedHawks. Miami knocked UB out of the MAC tournament last season and have only lost at home to the Bulls twice in the past decade.
|RPI Rank||188||78||FG Made PG||26.8||21||RPG||37.2||31.4|
|SOS Rank||283||5||FG Att PG||56.1||50.5||Off Rebs PG||11.5||8.7|
|Prog SOS Rank||231||103||FG Pct||47.9||41.6||Off Reb Pct||34.1||26.8|
|Overall||8-5||6-9||FT Made PG||14.2||13.3||Def Rebs PG||25.8||22.7|
|Home||5-2||5-3||FT Att PG||21.7||18.3||Def Reb Pct||67||66|
|Away||3-3||1-6||FT Pct||65.2||72.6||Assists PG||15.1||10.4|
|Conference||0-1||1-0||3FG Made PG||6.2||7.3||Assist Pct||56.2||49.5|
|Top 25||0-1||0-4||3FG Att PG||17||21.8||A/T Ratio||0.92||0.7|
|Blowout (+ 19)||2-0||0-4||3pt FG Pct||36.7||33.3||Steals PG||8.7||5.3|
|Close (- 6)||1-3||3-1||Effective FG Pct||53.4||48.8||Steal Pct||12.3||8.2|
|Overtime||0-1||1-0||True Sht Pct||55.8||52.9||Blocks PG||5.8||2.5|
|Pts PG||74.1||62.5||Free Throw Rate||38.7||36.2||Block Pct||10||4.4|
|Poss PG||70.7||64.9||2pt FG pt Pct||55.7||43.9||TOPG||16.3||14.9|
|Pts Per Poss||1.05||0.96||3pt FG pt Pct||25.2||34.9||Turnover Pct||23.1||22.9|
|Floor Pct||52.9||45.5||FT pt Pct||19.1||21.2||Fouls PG||19.2||17.9|
Buffalo got off of their usual script last week by shooting an awful 39% from the field. That, and twenty personal fouls were too much to overcome. UB had to scratch their way into OT and then into the second overtime before their luck ran out.
Miami is coming off an even more exciting three overtime game against the Bobcats. Antonio Ballard scored 26 points, 12 rebounds, and played all 55 minutes. Miami, despite playing for 55 minutes only fould out one player (Nik Washburn).
Who to look out for:
While Antonio Ballard is not the Hawks leading scorer he is their best shooter and plays a monster number of minutes.
He and Julian Mavunga combine for nearly 40% of all Miami scoring.
Keys to the Game:
If Zach Filzen and Byron Mulkey come out lukewarm again this could be a long game. Perhaps getting more minutes to Javon McCrea could take some of the pressure off of Mulkey who, outside of the Bowling Green game has done his part in carrying his team but McCrea needs to be a spark off the bench whenever UB gets on the wrong side of a run.