Buffalo Bulls Basketball Non Conference Schedule

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Date Opp CONF Venue Series Last 2012
Fri Nov 8 Texas A&M SEC Texas A&M 0-0 - 18-15 (7-11 SEC) SEC - 2nd ROUND

#83 Texas A&M Men's Basketball 2012-13 Preview | College Sports Madness
The Aggies struggled under Coach Billy Kennedy during his first year at the helm. This is a program that has come a long, long way over the last decade and Coach Kennedy will not let this team regress too far. The move to the SEC should be much easier on the basketball team than it will be for the football squad. The Aggies may be able to sneak up on the competition and surprise a few people, but they have some major holes to fill first.

Wed Nov 13 Niagara MAAC Niagara 30-55 2013 Win 77-67 19-14 (13-5 MAAC) NIT - 1st ROUND

2013-14 Mid-Major Conference Preview: MAAC - Mid-Major Madness

The bottom fell out for Niagara this offseason when head coach Joe Mihalich bolted for Hofstra and took Juan'ya Green and Ameen Tanksley with him. The exodus didn't stop there and now the team that looked to be the MAAC preseason favorite in April has dropped to the bottom of the conference. Leading scorer Antoine Mason stuck around for first year head coach Chris Casey and the Eagles will also get a lift from Monmouth transfer Marcus Ware and Iowa State transfer Cameron Fowler. Casey has also brought in a solid recruiting class with Karonn Davis, Wesley Myers, Dom Reid, Ramone Snowden, and Aaron Bodie.

Sat Nov 16 WV. Wesleyan WVIAC (DII) Buffalo 0-0 - 11-15

Patrick Beilein - West Virginia Wesleyan
Patrick Beilein just concluded his first season as the head coach of the Wesleyan men's basketball team. He came to Buckhannon after spending a season as the Director of Basketball Operations at Bradley University.

Beilein spent two years playing basketball overseas in Holland and Ireland after the conclusion of his collegiate playing career at West Virginia University. At WVU, Beilein scored over 1,000 points and was vital piece of the Mountaineers making runs to the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight during his junior and senior seasons.

Tue Nov 26 Robert Morris NEC Buffalo 1-0 2003 Win 79-66 24-11 (14-4) NIT - 2nd ROUND

Mid-Major Top 10: Northeast Conference - Mid-Major Madness
Anderson's numbers are not all that impressive overall, unless you consider the fact he maintained that scoring pace all season despite playing the last six weeks with a broken wrist. He is fully healthy and will likely be the Colonials top scoring option this season, and I imagine he will contribute an even greater performance with full-time minutes given what a strong shooter he is.

Sat Nov 30 Delaware St. MEAC Buffalo 2-2 2006 Loss 65-62 15-18 (8-8 MEAC) MEAC - Semi-Finals

College Basketball Preview - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference | Fox News
on't sleep on Delaware State however, which looked impressive in league play last year (12-4), and returns the reigning conference Rookie of the Year in Tahj Tate. Bethune-Cookman recovered from a slow start to put together a solid campaign in 2011-12, and if it can piece things together for the whole season it will certainly be in the mix.

Sat Dec 7 St. Bonaventure A10 Buffalo 2-6 2013 Loss 82-79 14-15 (7-9 A10)

2013-14 Mid-Major Conference Preview: Atlantic 10 - Mid-Major Madness
The Bonnies blew it last year when a trip to Brooklyn and the A10 tournament were on the line last year losing to Fordham on the final day of the season. Now Mark Schmidt has to rebuild after a couple of encouraging years in the not so distant past. All that St. Bonaventure really has left is Matthew Wright a 6'4 guard. Newcomers Jalen Adams, Xavier Smith, and JUCO transfer Chris Dees may be relied on heavily this year and may be solid building blocks for the future. Overall, it may be a long year in southwest New York.

Wed Dec 11 * Canisius MAAC First Niagara* 15-26 2013 Loss 71-64 20-14 (11-7 MAAC) CIT Quarter Finals

2013-14 Mid-Major Conference Preview: MAAC - Mid-Major Madness
The Golden Griffins were one of the nation's most impressive turnaround stories in Jim Baron's first year. Coming off a 5-25 year, Canisius went 20-14 a year ago and made some noise in the CIT. Canisius does leave behind some key pieces in Harold Washington and Isaac Sosa, but a lot of talent remains in Buffalo. The coach's son Billy Baron has developed into one of the country's top three point shooters and could challenge for the MAAC scoring title this year. Jordan Heath and Chris Manhertz developed into a good frontcourt combo combining for over 16 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game last year. Baron's squad will also get a boost from former Liberty Flame and Stetson Hatter Chris Perez, who is eligible immediately. The 6'3 Perez is coming off a 15 point per game season at Stetson and should be an immediate impact for the Griffins.

Sat Dec 21 * vs. Manhattan MAAC Barclays* 2-1 2013 BB Loss 65-64 14-18 (9-9 MAAC) MAAC Finals

2013-14 Mid-Major Conference Preview: MAAC - Mid-Major Madness

Manhattan might be MAAC's most unchanged team and their designation of being on top of the conferences's preseason coaches poll shows that. More or less every key contributor is back including reigning Defensive Player of the Year 6'7 Rhamel Brown who should improve upon his 11 points, 7 rebound per game numbers from a year ago. George Beamon is also back after missing most of last season with an ankle injury and receiving a medical hardship waiver. Complementing the Jasper's solid core are newcomers Richard Williams and Carlton Allen. The 6'5 Allen turned down conference rivals Saint Peter's and Canisius, as well as Hofstra, Kent State, and Saint Bonaventure. Maryland transfer Ashton Pankey should also contribute.

Mon Dec 23 Binghamton AE Buffalo 3-1 1980 Loss 54-53 3-27 (1-15 AE)

2013-14 Mid-Major Conference Preview: America East - Mid-Major Madness
One of the bottom two teams in the conference for three-straight years now, Binghamton looks poised to make a slight jump this season. But with Jimmy Gray graduating this team will go as sophmore Jordan Reed goes—athletic jumper who can score, can get to the rim and finish. Reed isn’t really a shooter, but those who have seen him play know he simply gets buckets. Reed needs to improve on his efficiency (39% FG) from last year and convert more from the line (66.5%) if he really wants to spearhead an affective offensive attack. The Bearcats were the worst offensive team in the conference last season, only managing to drop 55.9 points a night.

Sun Dec 29 Drexel CAA Drexel 1-0 2004 NIT Win 81-76 13-13 (9-9 CAA) CAA Quarterfinals

Mid-Major Conference Preview: Colonial Athletic Association Part I - Mid-Major Madness
Although Benimon is the clear favorite to repeat as Player of the Year, Drexel’s Damion Lee could very well be the next-best candidate for the award. Massenat is a year removed from being named the conference’s preseason Player of the Year and 6th year senior Chris Fouch has said he’s fully recovered from an ankle injury that sidelined him for the majority of the season. Last season was a struggle with Fouch injured early and injury problems galore. But, Bruiser Flint has added Freddie Wilson from Seton Hall and freshmen Major Canady and Rodney Williams. Essentially, the Dragons have a loaded back court, and then some. Will that speed, scoring and athleticism be able to run opponents off the court? We think so.

Fri Jan 3 South Dakota State Summit Buffalo 0-1 2012 BB Loss 86-65 25-10 (13-3 Summit) NCAA 2nd ROUND

College Basketball Preview: Summit League | The Catch and Shoot
After back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, South Dakota State is no longer the favorite in the Summit League. However, there is a still an outside chance at a three-peat. Three starters return for the Jackrabbits this season: Jordan Dykstra, Brayden Carlson, and Chad White. Dykstra was a bit disappointing last year as his offensive rating dipped, but he still put up very solid numbers, averaging 12.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. He remained a strong three-point threat at 42.7% as well.

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