The men's basketball team played its third Big Four rivalry game of the season on Wednesday night, and its opponent came into Alumni Arena with hopes of stealing a win from the Bulls. Too bad for the Niagara Purple Eagles (2-7, 0-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) that senior point guard Byron Mulkey ? the nation's steals leader ? beat them to it. For their third straight home game, the Bulls (5-3) scored more than 80 points and thus remain unbeaten at home after an 82-64 victory over Niagara.
The longest losing streak in college football this season was snapped last Friday afternoon. However, the Bulls' (2-10, 1-7 Mid-American Conference) skid will continue into next season. Buffalo fell 17 yards short of sending its seniors out with a come-from-behind victory in their final game of the season.
The men's basketball team has had no problem scoring in its own gym so far this season. The Bulls (2-1) came out firing in the first half and held off a late rally to pick up their second win at home this season with an 87-76 victory over the Towson Tigers (1-2) on Saturday night. Junior guard Zach Filzen led a balanced offensive attack, which resulted in five players reaching double figures.
The men's basketball team showed signs of a young team in its first road game of the season. The Bulls (1-1) struggled offensively, especially from the free-throw line, losing by a score of 64-53 to the Youngstown State Penguins (2-0) on Tuesday night in Youngstown, Ohio. As a team, Buffalo shot 38 percent from the field and 9-of-27 from the free-throw line, leaving 18 points at the line.
Auburn junior quarterback Cameron Newton (allegedly) accepted money to play football for the Tigers. I'm absolutely appalled that a football player would take money to play for a certain school. God, we're all here paying for tuition, food, rent and books, and we haven't even begun to discuss the money needed to have fun on the weekends. Given the same circumstances, would you take $100,000 to play football in college if it was offered to you?