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Buffalo Bulls Defeat South Dakota State

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Justin Moss scored 25 points before fouling out of the game but the Bulls still managed to escape from their season opener against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits with a . The Jacks were led by Jake Bittle who scored 16.

For most of the contest the two teams traded blows until the Jacks used an eight point run to get ahead of the Bulls 41-33 early in the second half. Slowly the Bulls chipped away at the lead, eventually going up 48-47 on when Lamonte Bearden made jumper half way through the second period.

The Bulls would stretch their lead to six points (56-50) before the Jacks began their own rally. When Moss fouled out at the 3:46 mark the Jacks used the free throws to tie the game at 60.

South Dakota State took a one point lead with just over a minute left on a Jake Bittle Layup. 20 seconds later Lamonte Bearden fed Jarryn Skeete who's layup put UB back up by one point.

The lead would hold and UB started the season 1-0. The Bulls are in action again Sunday at Kentucky.

South Dakota St
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Cody Larson, F 5-13 0-0 5-8 5 10 15 3 0 1 1 4 15
Zach Horstman, F 4-8 2-4 3-8 6 6 12 0 0 0 1 5 13
Jake Bittle, G 7-10 0-2 2-3 0 4 4 3 1 0 1 2 16
Deondre Parks, G 2-9 0-3 3-4 0 6 6 3 1 0 5 3 7
Reed Tellinghuisen, G 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 0
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Ian Theisen, F 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3
Connor Devine, F 1-1 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 2
Skyler Flatten, G 4-13 2-6 1-2 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 11
Anders Broman, G 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
24-60 5-18 14-29 13 33 46 12 3 4 14 23 67
40.0% 27.8% 48.3%
Buffalo Bulls
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Will Regan, F 0-1 0-0 4-4 2 3 5 0 0 1 0 1 4
Justin Moss, F 7-20 0-0 11-11 4 9 13 0 0 2 2 5 25
Lamonte Bearden, G 2-7 0-2 4-6 1 1 2 6 1 0 1 3 8
Jarryn Skeete, G 2-6 0-0 0-0 1 7 8 0 2 0 0 2 4
Shannon Evans, G 6-19 1-6 4-6 0 1 1 2 3 0 2 4 17
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Raheem Johnson, F 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 4 0
Xavier Ford, F 4-8 0-1 0-1 2 7 9 0 1 1 2 3 8
Mory Diane, G 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Rodell Wigginton, G 1-5 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 3
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
22-68 1-9 24-30 16 32 48 8 8 7 8 25 69
32.4% 11.1% 80.0%