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Buffalo State vs. UB game thread

Final: UB 111, Buff State 59

7:42: Bulls now lead 88-52 and currently don't have a senior on the floor. Bengals leading scorer Jake Simmons has 12 points on 4 of 13 shooting.


11:53: Just found out that Dave Barnett's favorite player is Tom Chambers, which is why he wears No. 24. Barnett is certainly a leaper like Tom. UB 74, Buff State 47.

15:56 in the second half: The Bengals are having a tough time dealing wth Watt who has 19 points and is pretty much playing volleyball on the backboards with nine rebounds. Bulls 62, Bengals 34.

Halftime: UB 51, Buff State 27.

2:00: Ford just took a nice charge though.

2:32: I can see why Xavier Ford hasn't gotten much playing time in his freshman year. He needs to get stronger.

3:34: Mitchell Watt just posterized poor Nico McLean. Watt should have just laid it in. UB 46, Buff State 19.

4:34: Filzen had an opportunity for a dunk but laid it in instead. Bulls up 42-19.

6:13: UB sophomore Auraum Nuiriankh is in the lineup after missing the last three games with an ankle injury. Bulls lead 33-18.

7:42: UB has been shaky lately defensively but looks good early. Buffalo State is shooting 25 percent (5 of 20) and has committed six turnovers. We'll see if this defensive effort holds up on Saturday when they play Kent State.

11:48: UB leads 22-10 and Dave Barnett heads to the line after the timeout.

13:30: Buff State finally made a field goal on a 25-footer by Simmons at the 13:49 mark. After Zach Filzen hit a three, the Bengals Anthony Hamer hit a layup and was fouled on the play. After a media timeout, Hamer is headed to the free-throw line.

14:10: UB is up 18-2 and doing whatever it wants offensively. Point guard Jarod Oldham already has five assists.

16:32 in the first half: UB is leading 12-2 and Buff. State hasn't scored a field goal yet. Javon McCrea has scored six consecutive points.

Pregame: There's about 14 minutes remaining before tipoff of these former Division III rivals. Alumni Arena is going to be quiet tonight because the students are still on break. I've heard a lot about Buff State's Jake Simmons and can't wait to see him.

---Rodney McKissic


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Bob Dicesare

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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.

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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.

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