It's been a long time since UB's lost a game like that.
Tonight's 94-75 home loss to Ohio was the largest home MAC loss since an 84-54 loss to Western Michigan on 10 January 2004.
Never holding a lead over the last 39 minutes, the Bulls simply had no answer defensively for the Bobcats, who had both Jordan Dartis and Antonio Campbell over 20 points with more than 10 minutes to play and shot 14-25 from distance. The pair would finish with 23 and 28 points. Campbell also pulled down 15 rebounds as Ikenna Smart played less than 20 minutes.
CJ Massinburg was a shining bright spot for UB, scoring 36 on 11-18 shooting and 13 trips to the free throw line. It's a career high for the freshman and boosts his season scoring average into double digits. I believe it's the most points by a Bull since Will Regan also scored 36 against Ball State in the 2013 MAC Tournament.
If Tuesday's loss to Toledo was a sign that the team can remain competitive during Lamonte Bearden's suspension, tonight's was a sign that the Bulls on a bad have more problems than their missing point guard. UB Athletics confirmed to me today that Bearden's suspension is and always has been 'indefinite,' so it will fall to the rest of the team to find a new chemistry in the interim.
The Bulls, having gone 1-2 in their critical three-game homestand, now travel to Akron Tuesday night.