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Men’s basketball dominates St. John Fisher, extends winning streak to four games

Bulls blow out Cardinals to pick up fourth home win of the season

Junior guard Zid Powell takes a shot in UB’s Tuesday matchup against St. John Fisher.
Junior guard Zid Powell takes a shot in UB’s Tuesday matchup against St. John Fisher.

The Bulls (5-4) won big in a 91-53 victory over Division III St. John Fisher (3-4) this past Tuesday. The win marked UB’s fourth consecutive victory and the Bulls’ fourth home win of the season. UB is now 4-1 when playing at Alumni Arena.

There was never a point where the Bulls were in any danger of losing the game, as they held a commanding 51-26 lead at halftime. 

The victory was helped, in part, by the efficient scoring of freshman guard Devin Ceaser. The former three-star recruit scored 17 points in his 11 minutes on the court. He shot 3-for-6 from beyond the three-point line and shot 7-for-11 from the field. Ceasar’s 17 points led all scorers as junior guard Zid Powell and junior forward Isaiah Adams each scored 13 and 12 points, respectively. 

Brendan Trapper led the Cardinals with 15 points at a 50% rate. Sophomore forward Connor Williams, nicknamed “The Big Cozy,”  drained a three-pointer and snagged six boards in his return to the courts that made him an ESPN sensation. Williams went viral on social media after the 7’0”, 360 lb. forward fell over, then proceeded to make a nice assist when playing against UB last December. 

But despite Williams’ icon status, the Cardinals would score just 53 points in the game. UB scored 51 in the first half alone.

The Bulls will be in action on Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, where they will take on Tulane (5-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. 

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