Getting back home was just what the doctoro ordered for the UB Bulls. For the first in several games UB once again was dominant, despite a pretty bad night shooting UB led the entire game gradually growing their lead to over 20 points during an 83-59 victory over Ball State. With the win, UB improves to 19-2 on the year and 7-1 in conference play.
The Bulls outside shooting struggled but that was more than made up for by a defense that held Ball State to 32.3% shooting and just 8.7% from behind the arc.
It was a steady climb for Buffalo. Occasionally Ball State would take a mini run to close the gap but UB seemed to open up a slightly bigger lead every time the had to counter any momentum from Ball State. The cards last run got them to within a dozen points half way through the second fram, but UB rolled off a 12-2 run.
The Bulls, unable to shoot well from outside, relied on a plethora of big dunks to pull away. During UB’s final 12-2 run, five of the six baskets were something that could be on sports center.
Dontay Caruthers again! 60-38 pic.twitter.com/ZonRLyqr9z— Nathaniel Mendelson (@NateMendelson) January 30, 2019
Buffalo finally got some reliable three point shooting late when Ronaldo Segu hit a pair of three point shouts to counter a BSU 7-0 run.
Dontay Caruthers was the star of the night for UB. He put up a game-high 21 points (8-of-10 from the field and 2-for-2 from three)
UB returns to the road on Friday night when the Bulls head to Bowling Green for a nationally televised affair on CBS Sports Network. Tipoff is at 8pm. The Falcons are currently a half game behind UB in the MAC East at 6-1.