After a rough go of it against Venderbuilt the Bulls picked up their best win on the season, downing the undefeated DePaul Blue Demons on the road in Chicago.
For most of the first half the two teams traded blows, keeping the game within a coupld of scores until an 8-0 run in the last two and a half minutes, sparked by a Jayvon Graves Dunk and capped with back to back three pointers from Ronaldo Segu gave UB a 7-0 lead.
Jim Whitesell’s squad took that energy into the second half, opening the frame with a 10-0 run started and closed with a three point shots from Graves.
Just under the 13 minute mark a LaQuill Hardnett grep the UB lead to 19 points, their largest of the game.
DePaul would take a run at Buffalo after that basket. Closing the score to within 4 points at the 1:42 mark but UB was good enough from the charity stripe once DePaul started to foul them as the clock wound down.
Buffalo won despite some cold shooting, particularly during the second half. On the night UB was just 37% from the floor.
DePaul had their own problems shooting, but theirs was from the free throw line. The Blue Demons made just 7 of 18 foul shots (39%).
Jayvon Graves hit three 3-pointers and scored 21 points with seven rebounds.
Ronaldo Segu came off the bench to score 14 with five boards and two steals, while Davonta Jordan filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block.
This was a Bench victory for Buffalo with the Bulls getting 25 points off the bench versus just 5 for DePaul.