After winning their first two conference games in the comfy confines of Alumni Arena the Buffalo Bulls will take to the road for a contest against the Toledo Rockets. After years of rebuilding in the wake of a point shaving scandal the Rockets are finally back. Toledo is 13-2 on the year losing only to Kansas and Western Michigan.
Toledo’s hallmark is a high-scoring offense that was tied for 11th nationally which features five players scoring in double figures. Toledo is averaging 85.3 points per game and are ranked in the Top 25 in assist/turnover ratio *1.65). They are also in the top 25 for fewest turnovers per game (10th/9.8), field-goal percentage (18th/49.0), turnover margin (20th/+3.7) and assists per game (21st/16.2).
Winning at Toledo will be very difficult. The Rockets have won 21 of their last 26 home games and 11 of their last 14 home games against the MAC. This year UT is 7-0 at home.
Buffalo is off to an 8-4 start this season and 2-0 in the conference following a 76-66 win over Eastern Michigan. Sophomore Jarryn Skeete has emerged as an extremely impornt piece of Bobby Hurly's scheme. Against EMU he had a season-high 19 points in the game. When it comes down to it though The Bulls are led by Javon McCrea, who is averaging 16.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
UB has won five straight meetings, but Toledo leads the all-time series, 11-7.