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Men’s Basketball vs. Niagara Purple Eagles (3-5) 106-87

The Bulls scored over the century mark on Wednesday night for the first time this season. The Bulls hosted Niagara, took an early lead and never looked back. The Bulls converted 40-of-69 shots and had 26 assists. The Bulls also converted Niagara’s mistakes into points, amassing 31 points off turnovers.

Three Bulls scored over 20 points. Junior guard CJ Massinburg led the Bulls with 25 points. Juniors guards Jeremy Harris and Dontay Caruthers each recorded career-highs with 23 points. Junior forward Nick Perkins was a force down low, scoring 16 points and grabbing seven rebounds.

Two players lit up the scoreboard for Niagara. Senior guards Matt Scott and Kahlil Dukes each scored well. Scott dropped 29 points and Dukes had 28. However, the Purple Eagles were unable to move the ball around efficiently, assisting on only 10-of-29 baskets.

Men’s Basketball (4-3) vs. St. Bonaventure Bonnies (5-2) 62-73

The Bulls hosted St. Bonaventure on Saturday. The game was sealed after the Bonnies took a six-point lead and the Bulls couldn’t catch up. The Bulls shot poorly, converting only 19-of-56. The 33.9 percent clip was a season low for the Bulls. They were also outrebounded 50 to 38.

Junior forward Nick Perkins and junior guard CJ Massinburg each dropped 21 points and eight rebounds and led the Bulls. Junior guard Jeremy Harris filled up the stat sheet with a line of six points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, but he struggled with shooting and was 2-of-10 from the floor.

The Bonnies were paced by junior guard Matt Mobley. Mobley dropped 25 points and led a high pace attack that the Bulls were ultimately unable to keep up with.

Women’s Basketball vs. Arizona State Sun Devils (6-2) 57-76

The Bulls played their worst game of the season, losing to Arizona State by 19 points. They could not keep up with the Sun Devil’s scoring. Buffalo was only able to convert 20 of their 52 shots and were outrebounded 47 to 25. The Bulls struggled to get the offense flowing, assisting on only seven baskets.

Junior guard Cierra Dillard, who scored 18 points, led the Bulls. Senior guard Katherine Ups had an all-around strong game, scoring 13 points, three rebounds, a steal and an assist.

Juniors Kianna Ibis and Sabrina Haines each came close to career highs in points for the Sun Devils. Ibis scored 18 points and Haines 17. The Sun Devils had 19 team assists in the game. Sophomore guard Reili Richardson was responsible for 10 of them.

Women’s Basketball (5-1) vs. UNLV Rebels (4-3) 80-53

The Bulls bounced back on Sunday, beating the Mountain West Conference team. The team shot 29-58 from the court. The Bulls out passed the Rebels with 28 assists in the compared to the Rebels eight.

Junior guard Cierra Dillard was the top scorer for the Bulls with 18 points. Dillard went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line and had 5 assists. Senior center Cassie Oursler had 16 points and shot 8-for-11. Sophomore guard Autumn Jones had a season high of 15 points off the bench.

The Rebels junior forward Jordyn Bell was the only Rebel to score more than 10 points with her 6-12, 14-point performance.


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