Buffalo is set to square off against Division II side Mercyhurst on Thursday in a game that will take place at Alumni Arena in Buffalo, New York. Game time for this encounter is 4:00 pm ET, live on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.com.
Mercyhurst vs. Buffalo (1-2)
Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York; Thursday, 4 p.m. EST
Live Stream: ESPN3, WatchESPN
STORYLINE: The Buffalo Bulls are set to battle the Lakers of Division II Mercyhurst. Buffalo lost 86-78 at Bowling Green in its most recent game. The game will be an exhibition contest the Lakers, who last played on March 7th in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference semifinal.
SENIORS: Buffalo has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Jeenathan Williams, Jayvon Graves, Ronaldo Segu, Brock Bertram and David Nickelberry have combined to account for 86 percent of all Bulls scoring this season.
The Bulls are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak when they enter this game, after losing to Bowling Green on Sunday night in a Mid-American Conference opener. Prior to that defeat, Buffalo also lost against Army after getting past Towson, 74-65 to start the season.
Williams leads the team in scoring and rebounds per game, with 20.7 points and 8.3 boards. He is shooting 50.0% from the floor overall and making 42.9% of the seven 3-pointers he’s attempted from three games. Williams is also converting 60 percent of his free throws this season.
Graves enters this game scoring 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per outing, Segu while averages 15.7 points, 3.7 boards and 2.3 steals and making 83.3% of his free throws.
DID YOU KNOW: Buffalo went 8-4 overall when playing against out-of-conference opponents last season. The Bulls put up 78.5 points per contest across those 12 games.