The story as of late for Buffalo men's basketball has been the inconsistent play from game to game. UB cruised by Central Michigan in a one game home stand on Saturday. Many expected UB's matchup on the road against Miami to be an easy one as the RedHawks were riding a seven game losing streak. Despite Miami's woes, Buffalo couldn't seem to put together a consistent offensive effort in the first half. Luckily, the Bulls turned things around as they grabbed a road win with a score of 77-60
When the Under-12 minute mark in the first half arrived, it was obvious that Buffalo was struggling. The Bulls were shooting 23% and missed all six three point attempts. What added to the struggles was the fact that Miami could not be stopped from the three point line. The RedHawks started 5-10 from the three point arc. Even when Miami went cold from three, Buffalo continued to barely keep up with them. After being down by two at the half, Buffalo started to find some ground on the offensive side of the ball and Miami collapsed. UB would eventually bring their shooting percentage up to 44% and never looked back.
The Bulls were once again lead by junior college transfer Blake Hamilton. The offensive revival was no doubt thanks to the Junior from Pasadena, CA. He finished the game with an impressive stat line: 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. David Kadiri and Nick Perkins also had successful days. Kadiri had 12 points and 4 rebounds. Perkins had 10 points and 6 rebounds.
After this game, Buffalo sits 3-2 in MAC play. The Bulls remain on the road this week and travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday to take on Western Michigan.