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Buffalo Pounds the Panthers

When a team has an effective shooting percentage of near 65% chances are they are going to win, when your 57% from beyond the arch chances are your going to win big.

Zach Filzen put up a career-high 30 points during the 80-65 drubbing of Milwaukee. The Northfield Minnesota  product shot 11-of-15 from the field, including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. Most of his damage wsa done in the first half where he scored 23 of his points and had five three-pointers, including a buzzer beater.

Filzen is now just 11 thee pointers short of the all time single season UB record of 94 (Mike Martinho).

Four of the Bulls’ five starters scored in double-figures. Byron Mulkey scored 13 and added five rebounds, five assists and three steals. Mitchell Watt added 11 points and a career-high three steals. Titus Robinson had 10 points and a pair of blocks.

Off the bench Javon McCrea did a little bit of everything for the Bulls as he finished with eight points, seven rebounds, a career-high six assists, two blocks and two steals in only 17 minutes.

For a short time duing the second half Milwaukee made a run to get back into the game Milwaukee cutting the UB lead to six with 14:43 remaining. But a Filzen three, followed by back-to-back Jawaan Alston layups put the Bulls back up 62-49 with 12:28 left.

Solid play by the Bulls and a boisterous crowd of nearly four thousand student helped the lead to remain in double-figures the rest of the way.