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Bulls Complete a Late Comeback and Top Towson 76-73

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The Buffalo Bulls and Towson Tigers met on Friday night, each looking to get back on the right track after first round losses in the Charleston Classic. In the first half, defense was strong on both sides, as both teams struggled to score the ball early. Towson found some success scoring on the interior, however 12 first half turnovers limited them from building a halftime lead. The Bulls took good care of the ball, committing just three first half turnovers, however they were cold from then field, shootijng just 33%. Two separate ~1 minute 8-0 runs kept Buffalo in the game. The half court offense was once again a limiting factor for UB as there several possessions ended no sooner than they started on deep quick trigger threes. A three by Jayvon Graves with 0:11 remaining in the half sent both teams into the locker room knotted up at 34 all.

Coming out of the half the teams switched roles as it were the Bulls that weren’t taking care of the ball in the second half. Nine second half turnovers nearly did the Bulls in, as they were constantly battling from behind in the second half. A late run capped by a Josh Mballa putback gave the Bulls the lead for good with 22 seconds remaining. Jayvon Graves and Ronaldo Segu iced the game at the line as the Bulls escaped with a 76-73 win.