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NCAA Basketball: Buffalo vs South Dakota State Cancelled

Weather conditions have made it impossible for South Dakota State to arrive in Western New York for their scheduled game in Alumni.

The reigning Summit League Champions are having difficulty getting to Buffalo.
The reigning Summit League Champions are having difficulty getting to Buffalo.
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As the calendar turned, Bobby Hurley and the Bulls had one final tune up scheduled before the real season - the newly 18-game conference slate - started. Unfortunately, Buffalo may be heading into their January 8 matchup against Northern Illinois on a long layover.

According to Rodney McKissic, South Dakota State's flight from Chicago to Western New York has been cancelled, rendering it impossible for the teams to meet for the scheduled 7 o clock tip tomorrow evening.

Buffalo is now saying that they are working with the Jackrabbits to ensure the game goes on sometime this weekend. That would be a welcome opportunity, from my perspective, as without this final OOC game, the Bulls face the prospect of going a finals break-esque ten days without a competitive game.

South Dakota State also represents an opportunity for another winnable game for the Bulls after their scrappy win on the road at Drexel. SDSU has a relatively pedestrian 8-7 record but falls in the same decile in the KenPom ratings (156 and 180, respectively). A game against the Jackrabbits allows both the Bulls and their fans to learn more about the state of the team heading into MAC play.

Stay tuned for more updates.