Kent State vs. Buffalo: Full Game Preview

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Kent State vs. Buffalo: Full Game Preview
Kent State
(10-6, 4-2 away)
Buffalo
(5-11, 3-4 home)
Venue: Alumni Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kent State C Evans 16.6 C Evans 7.3 K Brewer 2.3
Buffalo J McCrea 15.8 J McCrea 6.8 J Oldham 4.4

In their last game, Javon McCrea put up 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Bulls 58-57 loss to Miami (OH) on January 12th. He contributes a team-leading 15.8 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game. For the Golden Flashes, Randal Holt finished with 16 points in the 61-47 win over Ball State on January 12th. He is averaging 13.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Kent State StatSmack

  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Buffalo has a stronger schedule than Kent State this season (SOS Rank: #93 vs #203).
  • At least you keep showing up. Buffalo has an average margin of victory of 10 over Kent State in 8 wins since 1998.
  • Javon McCrea is ranked 6th in the MAC in points, 6th in the MAC in rebounds, and 26th nationally in blocks.
  • The Buffalo basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Kent State (83% vs 47%).
  • Tony Watson II is ranked 8th in the MAC in three-pointers.
  • The Buffalo assist leader (Jarod Oldham) has more assists than the Kent State assist leader (Kris Brewer).
  • Jarod Oldham is ranked 6th in the MAC in assists.
  • Buffalo does a better job contesting shots (40.5% allowed vs 45.2% allowed) than Kent State this season.
  • The Buffalo blocks leader (Javon McCrea) has more blocks than the Kent State blocks leader (Chris Evans).
KSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Chris Evans 32 17 7 2 2 1 3
C+ Randal Holt 32 13 3 2 1 0 2
C Kris Brewer 27 8 3 2 1 0 3
C- Mark Henniger 22 5 4 0 0 0 1
C- Chris Ortiz 15 5 4 0 0 0 1
C- Melvin Tabb 17 6 4 1 0 0 1
C- Bryson Pope 21 6 4 1 1 0 1
D+ Darren Goodson 15 4 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Kellon Thomas 18 4 1 2 1 0 1
D D. Manley 8 5 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Frank 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Brunswick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D E. Morris Jr. 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Khaliq Spicer 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
UB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Javon McCrea 26 16 7 2 1 3 3
C Jarod Oldham 33 10 5 4 2 1 3
C- Will Regan 26 10 5 1 1 0 2
C- Tony Watson II 28 8 2 3 1 0 1
D A. Nuiriankh 28 5 5 2 1 0 2
D Cameron Downing 14 6 3 1 0 0 2
D Xavier Ford 13 5 3 1 1 0 2
D Jarryn Skeete 16 4 2 1 1 0 1
D- R. Thomas-Edwards 13 1 3 1 0 0 1
D- C. Raley-Ross 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
F R. Sebuharara 10 2 0 1 0 0 0
F Andre McPhail 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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