Tonight, the Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team took a trip down to Virginia to take on the VCU Rams. UB played the rams tough early in the first half despite running up the turnover column early in the game. VCU wasn't shooting the ball particularly well and Buffalo was shooting over 50% at the time. A late first half meltdown is what prevented the Bulls from recovering as it carried on throughout the entire second half.
The Bulls were led by Rodell Wigginton with 17 points and 9 rebounds. The effort didn't prove to be enough as Lamonte Bearden also had a decent night with help from the free throw line. He finished the night with 12 points while shooting 10-13 from the free throw line.
Turnovers plagued Buffalo in this one as they faced the first team that pressed them heavily this season. UB turned the ball over a whopping 31 times. Turnovers are expected against a team that presses but there were so many times where UB tried to pass the ball but the effort was too careless and a wasted possession resulted. Buffalo's defense was a troublemaker as well as VCU absolutely dominated from the field in the second half. UB allowed 90 points, a total that won't win yourself a lot of basketball games.
Buffalo is back in action on December 29th. The Bulls will take on Delaware at Alumni Arena in their final out of conference matchup of the season. More on this game will be elaborated with the usual takeaways post.