GameThread for Bowling Green Falcons at Buffalo Bulls

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GameThread for Bowling Green Falcons at Buffalo Bulls

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Game 18 Bowling Green at Buffalo

Buffalo
Record: 5-12, Rank: NR

Bowling Green
Record: 6-10 Rank: NR

Sat, Jan 19 7:05 PM

The MAC Digital Network

The Bulls are now the only MAC team without a conference win and two of their games have been at home. Ever since Jarod Oldham went down this team has went from bad to terrible. Aside from Javon McCrea and occasional brilliance by Will Regan there is not a whole lot for fans to see.

Bowling Green is having their own trouble's. Ben Tsuhemoto run's them down in his "Tsuj's Ten"

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Fortunately for Reggie Witherspoon’s club, Bowling Green is in a similar tailspin, losing six of its last seven—and the lone win was a 46-44 slop-fest over Eastern Michigan (i.e. BG point guard Jordon Crawford had nine turnovers in the win).

One reason to think UB is going to struggle is their history against Bowling Green's Zone defense. It's given the Bulls fits during some of their recent strong seasons and with no quarterback to run the offense today it's going to be very hard to break the zone without some effective shooting from mid or long range.

But shooting threes has been an exercise in futility lately. The Bulls are just 10 for 57 since conference play and are 5 for 42 in their last two games. The missed shots have often led to quick point the other way as the Bulls transition defense has failed to slow teams down.

In UB's best ball of the month, their 24-2 run against Miami, they too exactly two three point shots. Had they shot at that rate all game long they would have taken only eight shots from beyond the arc, instead they fired away until they finished 5-16 on the game.

So either UB needs to hit range or someone needs to step up to run the offense, otherwise it could be an 0-4 start.

Bulls Falcons
12 Conf Standing 6
254 RPI Rank 285
105 SOS Rank 177
143 Projected SOS Rank 166
-0.29 5-12 Overall 6-10 -0.38
-0.43 3-4 Home 5-2 -0.71
-0.29 2-5 Away 0-6 0
0 0-3 Neutral 1-2 -0.33
0 0-3 Conference 1-2 -0.33
(NA) 0-0 Top 25 0-1 0
-0.67 2-1 Blowout (+ 19) 0-0 0
0 0-4 Close (-6) 2-4 -0.33
0 0-0 Overtime 0-2 0
(257) 64.1 Pts Per Game 61.3 (301)
(248) 65.6 Poss Per Game 64.1 (293)
(215) 0.98 Pts Per Poss 0.96 (246)
(166) 51 Floor Pct 49.6 (217)
22.5 FG Made Per Game 22.5
52.5 FG Att Per Game 55.8
(184) 42.8 FG Pct 40.4 (296)
13.4 FT Made Per Game 10.7
19.4 FT Att Per Game 15.1
(166) 69 FT Pct 70.7 (116)
5.8 3FG Made Per Game 5.6
17.9 3FG Att Per Game 18.4
(232) 32.2 3pt FG Pct 30.3 (286)
(189) 48.3 Effective FG Pct 45.3 (297)
(186) 51.9 True Shooting Pct 48.7 (295)
(128) 36.9 Free Throw Rate 27.1 (334)
(178) 52.2 2pt FG Point Pct 55.3 (108)
(187) 27 3pt FG Point Pct 27.2 (181)
(124) 20.8 FT Point Pct 17.4 (288)
(99) 37 RPG 33.8 (230)
(75) 12.7 Off Rebs Per Game 11.4 (166)
(29) 38.2 Off Reb Pct 31.9 (193)
(144) 24.3 Def Rebs Per Game 22.4 (256)
(140) 69.1 Def Reb Pct 66.7 (237)
(75) 14.6 Assists Per Game 11.3 (280)
(13) 65.2 Assist Pct 50 (261)
(201) 0.89 A/T Ratio 0.9 (191)
(276) 5.7 Steals Per Game 7.3 (136)
(269) 8.7 Steal Pct 11.3 (104)
(46) 4.8 Blocks Per Game 4.8 (46)
(47) 8.7 Block Pct 9 (37)
(21) 16.5 TOPG 12.6 (252)
(10) 25.2 Turnover Pct 19.6 (214)
(39) 19.8 Fouls Per Game 15.4 (299)
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