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UB’s ‘fab five’ juniors look to lead new-look Bulls back into MAC contention

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Published: Friday, November 9, 2012

Updated: Friday, November 9, 2012 01:11


Alexa Strudler /// The Spectrum

UB's five junior men's basketball players, Corey Raley-Ross (5), Auraum Nuiriankh (22), Javon McCrea (12), Cameron Downing (33) and Jarod Oldham (3), left to right, look to make their mark on the rest of the MAC.

Buffalo was picked to finish fourth in the MAC East this preseason by the MAC News Media Panel. The Bulls will face a murderous early-season schedule, including games against Florida State and Temple, and the squad has seven flights – more than ever before – on its docket.

“You start going game by game, trying to get the schedule done, and then afterwards you go: can we get a break here?” Witherspoon said. “It is a lot to throw at a team that lost four of its top scorers.

“I hope this experience helps us grow because we are going to some hostile places against some good teams. Hopefully it will help us speed that development a little bit because it is a challenging road. It’s not a foregone conclusion that it will help you. You could go in there and it could disrupt the confidence of some of these guys, too, who haven’t really been in that stressful of an environment.”

The year of the five tips off in Alumni Arena at noon on Saturday against Princeton.



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