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UB takes on Marist, trying to stay unbeaten

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The Bulls take to the court for the second time in four days after they tied a school record by dropping 110 points on Dartmouth. In the 110-71 win over Dartmouth, the Bulls not only tied a post total record but their 39-point victory was UB’s largest against a Division I opponent since defeating Navy 88-46 to open the 2010-11 season.

With CJ “Buckets” Massinburg out with a knee injury, UB leaned on Nick Perkins and a trio of newcomers to light up the score board Jeenathan Williams, Ronaldo Segu, and Tra’Von Fagan combined for 28 points, 14 rebounds, and five assists in the win.

It’s likely with a very challenging schedule coming up in December that Massinburg will once again get some rest so the fresh faces can try to top their performance this weekend.

Marist is 1-3 on the season after dropping their first Hall of Fame Classic game against Stephen F. Austin, a 64-60. While they did take the loss, Maris actually led most of the contest and their three losses this season are by a combined 14 points.

The Red Foxes have three players averaging in double figures so far this season, led by preseason second-team preseason All-MAAC selection Brian Parker, who is averaging 17.8 points per game.

The recipe for success is pretty much the same this game as it was the last.

* Get out to a fast start, and try to avoid some of the early game shooting issues the team has had this year

* Use the bench depth to push a pace that the other team can’t keep up with

* Stay aggressive on D, forcing the opponent into turnovers and run the ball right up the court.

Like the Bulls, Marist will head to Northern Ireland following Saturday’s game for the Belfast Hall of Fame Classic.