UB Men’s Basketball (14-1, 2-0 MAC) solidified itself as the clear favorite to win the MAC with a 110-80 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night at Alumni Arena. Every eligible scholarship player for the Bulls put up points in this one.
Buffalo put together their most complete offensive game all season; the ball movement was there, the turnovers were limited, and UB’s shots were falling with ease.
Jeremy Harris absolutely tore up the Rockets’ defense in almost every way as UB guards fed him the ball. He had a hot shooting hand, going 6-10 from deep and a blistering 13-19 overall. His 34 points and 7 rebounds was by far the most dominant effort a Buffalo player has had since Massinburg’s 43-point smacking of West Virginia.
Harris wasn’t the only one feeling it as Nick Perkins also had a big night. The big man had one of his better nights from deep and finished 4-6. There wasn’t a single duo on Toledo’s roster that could handle the one-two punch of Perkins and Harris.
After a 12-1 start, Toledo looked like the clear number two team in the MAC behind Buffalo, but UB still managed to blow them out of the water. The Rockets’ offense wasn’t nearly as strong as it appeared against weaker competition. If this is truly the next-best MAC team, UB could seriously run the table.
Although this was the best showing UB has had to date, they still need to work on rebounding. After giving up 14 offensive boards to the Rockets, the Bulls have let the last three opponents pull down 42 of them in total. Buffalo will be an even scarier team if they clean that up.
Buffalo returns to action on Saturday for a noon tip-off at Alumni Arena against Miami (OH). That matchup will air on CBS Sports Network.