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Buffalo Bulls Men's Basketball Preview: Ohio Bobcats

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It was an upsetting loss for Buffalo fans as the men's team dropped a close one to Toledo 71-69. UB probably wins that game with Lamonte Bearden playing and Freshman Nikola Rakicevic also in the mix. Anyway, it's time to look to the very near future as Buffalo takes on their beloved Ohio Bobcats (note that there may be sarcasm in this sentence). Ohio is on year two of Saul ball and they're close to passing their win total from last season.

Quick Facts

Opponent: Ohio Bobcats

Head Coach: Saul Phillips (159-112, 2nd year with Ohio)

Date/Time: 2/12/16, 7:00 PM

Home/Away: Home

Opponent's Mascot: A Kitty

Current Record: 15-8 (6-5 MAC)

2014-15 Season Record: 10-20 (5-13 MAC)

Postseason: Did not receive postseason bid

All-Time Series: Ohio leads 28-10

Opponent's Roster and Stats

Player Position Height MIN PPG RPG APG FG% FT% 3P%
Antonio Campbell F 6'8" 26.4 16.5 9.2 0.5 0.584 0.759 0.393
Jaaron Simmons G 6'1" 35.6 14 3.8 8 0.463 0.738 0.4
Kenny Kaminski F 6'8" 31.6 13.2 4.1 1.1 0.389 0.859 0.363
Treg Setty F 6'8" 26.5 10.3 4.7 0.6 0.473 0.71 0.346
Jordan Dartis G 6'2" 29.9 9.4 1.7 1.4 0.455 0.881 0.438
Gavin Block G 6'6" 16.3 5 1.7 1.1 0.413 0.865 0.395
Khari Harley G 6'8" 15.9 3.4 1.5 0.5 0.313 0.739 0.222
Wadly Mompremier F 6'10" 10.9 3.4 3.7 0.1 0.628 0.5 0.4
Mike Laster G 6'4" 9.8 2.2 1 0.2 0.405 0.688 0.143
Doug Taylor F 6'8" 4.6 1.7 1.6 0 0.588 0.875 0
James Gollon G 6'5" 6.4 1.3 0.9 0.3 0.353 0.625 0.4
Totals -- 77 36 13 0.469 0.751 0.377

Alright, here we go. I really like Ohio's back court. Antonio Campbell is going to be good. Campbell is almost averaging a double-double with 16.5 points and 9.2 rebounds. He may be the leading scorer for this Bobcats team but there is another player I find more concerning. Kenny Kaminski is a transfer from Michigan State who caught my eye when Ohio played Tulsa earlier this season. If UB isn't careful, Kaminski could wreak havoc on us. Ohio plays some really fast basketball and shoots pretty well. We're going to have to beat them at their own game in this one.

Notable Games

  • Lost to St. Bonaventure 81-68
  • Won against Kent State 72-61
  • Won against Northern Illinois 80-69

Can We Win?

Trap game alert! We're the favorites to grab this one but Ohio could really ruin us in the post if we aren't careful. This game is huge for our shot at the #2 seed.