Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

Northern Illinois-UB game analysis

Game analysis: UB's Zach Filzen heated up at the right time and the Bulls defensive effort against Xavier Silas helped lead the Bulls over Northern Illinois, 63-52

How UB won: Silas scored 20 points but got most of his points from the free-throw line where he was 12 of 13. He connected on only four field goals in 15 attempts and had four turnovers. Filzen was 8 of 15 overall and 5 of 8 from three-point range. He's starting to put the ball on the floor and pull up from mid-range which makes him an even more dangerous threat to score.

Turning point: Northern Illinois was within five points at 42-37 with 13:20 left in the game when UB went on a 13-3 run to put the game away.

Player of the game: Filzen also contributed six rebounds and two steals for the Bulls.

Stat of the game: Zero. The number of steals for Byron Mulkey. First time that's happened all season.

He said it: "We picked a bad time to have a bad game." - Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton.

What it means: The Bulls are now 13-6 overall and 5-2 in the MAC

In the house: 2,347 at Alumni Arena

Next up: 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Toledo at Alumni Arena

---Rodney McKissic



Big 4 | College basketball | Mid-American Conference | Mid-Majors | National | University at Buffalo
comments powered by Disqus

About Campus Watch

Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

@TBNDicesare |

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz |