Bowling Green vs. Buffalo: Full Game Preview

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Bowling Green vs. Buffalo: Full Game Preview
Bowling Green
(6-10, 0-8 away)
Buffalo
(5-12, 3-5 home)
Venue: Alumni Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Bowling Green J Crawford 16.4 A Calhoun 8.3 J Crawford 3.8
Buffalo J McCrea 16.8 J McCrea 7.0 J Oldham 4.4

On Saturday, Buffalo plays host to Bowling Green at Alumni Arena. The game gets underway at 7:00 EST. The Bulls are 4-4 against the Falcons over the last four years. The last time they met (3/3/2012) they won 68-64.

Buffalo is 12th in the conference and Bowling Green is 6th. Both teams continue to jockey for position.

In their last game, Javon McCrea put up 33 points and 10 rebounds in the Bulls 80-68 loss to Kent State on January 16th. With 16.8 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 2.6 blocks per game, he leads the team in all three categories. The Falcons were defeated by Miami (OH) 63-60 on January 16th despite 21 points from Jordon Crawford. He puts up a team-leading 16.4 points per game, 3.8 assists per game, and 1.8 steals per game.

Bowling Green StatSmack

  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Buffalo has a stronger schedule than Bowling Green this season (SOS Rank: #93 vs #193).
  • Javon McCrea is ranked 6th in the MAC in points, 6th in the MAC in rebounds, and 26th nationally in blocks.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Buffalo has come back to win after being down at half against Bowling Green 3 times since 2006.
  • Buffalo has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.596 to 0.482).
  • Buffalo is a better shooting team (44.9% vs 39.6%) than Bowling Green this season.
  • Buffalo is taller. The average height of the top 8 players on Buffalo is 77.5 inches compared to 76.0 inches for Bowling Green.
  • You get an A for effort, but Buffalo has emerged victorious against Bowling Green the last 2 times they've played.
  • Buffalo allows fewer rebounds (30.7 allowed per game vs 36.9 allowed per game) than Bowling Green this season.
  • Even computers respect Buffalo more. We have a better RPI this season than Bowling Green (RPI: #216 vs #294).
  • At least you keep showing up. Buffalo has an average margin of victory of 12 over Bowling Green in 9 wins since 1998.
  • Buffalo is a better three-point shooting team (37.3% vs 30.1%) than Bowling Green this season.
BGSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jordon Crawford 35 16 3 4 2 0 4
C+ A`uston Calhoun 36 16 7 0 1 1 2
D+ Richaun Holmes 18 5 5 0 0 3 1
D+ Chauncey Orr 26 6 3 1 1 0 1
D A. Henderson 18 5 3 1 1 0 1
D Cameron Black 20 3 4 1 1 1 1
D Damarkeo Lyshe 2 7 0 0 1 0 0
D Jehvon Clarke 13 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Luke Kraus 23 3 2 1 1 0 1
D James Erger 14 2 1 1 0 0 0
D- Craig Sealey 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Spencer Parker 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
UB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Javon McCrea 27 17 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
D+ Tony Watson II 29 8 2 3 1 0 1
D A. Nuiriankh 28 5 5 2 1 0 2
D Cameron Downing 13 6 3 1 0 0 2
D Xavier Ford 13 5 3 1 1 0 2
D Jarryn Skeete 17 4 2 1 1 0 2
D- C. Raley-Ross 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- R. Thomas-Edwards 13 1 3 1 0 0 1
F R. Sebuharara 10 1 0 1 0 0 0
F Andre McPhail 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
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