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Buffalo Men make the most of their exhibition game

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Editors Note: A big thanks to Medaille college for stepping up and filling a slot left open when Daemen college had to pull out of the planned game due to their covid protocols. It was a fun night for all thanks to some quick thinking by the Medaille and Buffalo athletic departments.

Buffalo led the whole game, but there was a point when DIII Medaille college managed to get the score to within one. But the gap between D1 and D3 took hold and UB routed the visiting Mavericks 105-54, in a game where they never trailed.

The Bulls opened the game on a 13-4 run and led 19-9 before five straight turnovers allowed Medaille to make a 9-0 run that had the score at 19-18 during the first media timeout. After that Buffalo got themselves together and rolled off a 25-6 run, and then later a 10-0 run to go into the half up 61-30.

Josh Mballa and Jeenathan Williams led all scorers with 19 points. Williams also added four assists in just 20 minutes played.

Maceo Jack made his Buffalo debut, and the son of UB Women’s Coach Felicia Leggett Jack added five points and four boards.

The game was needed, as we saw early with the rust causing so many turnovers. Buffalo needs to be past that as their biggest challenge of the year is up when they open the regular season next Wednesday to take on #6 Michigan.