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NCAA Basketball: Buffalo Bulls at Grand Canyon Antelopes Preview

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4: UB at GCU
Date - November 15th, 2014 Record: 2-2,0-0
Time - 9:00 PM
League: Western Athletic Conference
Venue - GCU Arena RPI - 222

The Buffalo Bulls lost a home game due to the sNovember storm. The 6-12 inches which fall at the airport kept Montana State from getting out of LA and into town. The upside is that the Bulls got some much-needed rest.

The game against the Bobcats was to be UB's fourth in seven days, which would have been followed up by this trip to GCU on the 25th. Now rather than worry about fatigue the issue facing Bobby Hurley's Bulls just might be rusty.

New York last played a week ago in Arlington, Texas. The Bulls won after pulling away midway through the second half. The first half of their 74-68 victory was a back and forth affair which eventually saw UB take a 35-31 lead into the break thanks to a late three from Will Regan and a buzzer-beater from Jarryn Skeete.

A couple of days after UB beat Grand Canyon the Bobcats bettered the Antelopes 66-64. The Lopes then scored a decisive victory over Florida A&M. With just under four minutes left in the first half the game was tied at 18 but Grand Canyon's Ryan Majerle had a three-point play which evolved into a 16-4 run and a 34-22 halftime advantage.

Players to Watch
Shannon Evans

Evans became a starter this season after he played off the bench in every game of Coach Bobby Hurley's first season in Buffalo. The All-MAC Freshman and the Kyle Macey Freshman All-American Team member averaged 8.5 points per game including nine double-figure scoring games on the year.

Kentucky held Evans pretty much in check but he dropped 17 on South Dakota State and 24 on Arlington. Against the Mavericks Evans played 38 minutes.

Royce Woolridge

Royce Woolridge was twice chosen All Arizona during his high school career at Phoenix Sunnyslope. He began his college Career with Kansas before ttransferringto got his Washington State.

After he got his degree Woolridge headed home to Arizona for his final year of NCAA Basketball. The GCU hoops program is only in it's second D1 season and he hopes to help them build on last years CIT bid.

Woolridge, who can play either guard position, had a college career high 36 points during his redshirt sophomore season against Oregon. He started 28 of 31 games for Washington State in 2013.