It's been a slow start for Bobby Hurly and the Buffalo Bulls. Nine games into the season UB is still seeking a quality win but boy have they been close.
Against Manhattan, a team with an RPI in the 60's, UB held a six point lead with 35 seconds left. The Bulls let Manhattan take the game to overtime and there the Jaspers took UB down. Earlier in the season UB allowed Canisius to overcome a huge second half deficit while playing a game at Buffalo's First Niagara Center.
UB throttled Binghamton last week to get their record back over 500 but with games against Drexel and South Dakota it will take at least one good win for the Bulls to enter MAC play as a winning team.
First up is Drexel. The Bulls head into Philadelphia to take on the 8-3 Dragons and the duo of Chris Fouch and Frantz Massenat. Two of their three losses have come against ranked competition. Earlier this season, on November 18th, Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint recorded his 300th career win as an NCAA Basketball Head Coach and his 214th win as the head coach at Drexel University, making him the winningest coach in Drexel Basketball history.
For the second year in a row Drexel will have to play most of the season missing one of their key back court players. Early in December Drexel announced Damion Lee tore right ACL. Last year it was Chris Fouch who missed most of the season.
So it is a somewhat depleted, but still dangerous, squad waiting on UB. Can the Bulls get their first Quality win of the season?