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Bulls beat Deamen in Exhibition Game

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NCAA Basketball: Ohio at Buffalo Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Everybody seemed to get in on the action as six Bulls scored in double figures in a 111-73 victory over Daemen College. Overall 14 players saw action, with 13 of those finding the scoring column.

But it was not all offensive as Buffalo force Daemen into 20 turnovers, which turned into 43 fast-break points.

It was a slow start for the Bulls as Daemen got off to an early lead and then hund around UB until the score was 20-16. UB then went on a 24-10 run to get ahead 44-26 with 2:49 left in the first half.

It’s in the second half that the UB offense seemed to really settle in. Buffalo shot just under 63% from the field and racked up 59 points over the final 20 minutes.

Jim Whitesell, coaching his first game for Buffalo was happy with the game. “It was a good effort by our guys, Give a lot of credit to Daemen. They did some good things offensively and their big guy, [Andrew] Sischo was a load for us. We did have a couple good spurts, especially the second 10 minutes of the first half, which gave us a lead. I liked the way we started off the second half. I thought Jayvon Graves did a nice job of getting us going.”

For Buffalo Grant led the scoring with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and 4-of-7 from behind the arc. Williams had 16 points and five rebounds, while Graves added 14 points.

Segu had a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 14 assists, while adding four rebounds. Johnson added 12 points and senior Davonta Jordan added 10 points and five rebounds.

Newcomer Mballa added seven points, five rebounds, and two blocks in 12 minutes of action. Junior David Nickelberry had six points, while Gallion added four. Junior Brock Bertram picked up the start and finished with three points, four rebounds, and three blocked shots.

The Bulls have time to digest their exhibition game and prepare for the regular season opener on November 8th against Dartmouth at Alumni Arena.