Buffalo vs. Bowling Green: Full Game Preview

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Buffalo vs. Bowling Green: Full Game Preview
Buffalo
(12-18, 4-11 away)
Bowling Green
(12-18, 11-4 home)
Venue: Stroh Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, March 08, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Buffalo J McCrea 17.9 J McCrea 8.0 J Oldham 4.4
Bowling Green A Calhoun 15.3 A Calhoun 7.3 J Crawford 4.4

Bowling Green hosts Buffalo at Stroh Center on Friday. Tipoff occurs at 6 p.m. EST. The Falcons lost to the Bulls 68-65 on Jan. 19 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

Bowling Green maintains ninth place in the MAC while Buffalo is in sixth place.

In their last outing, despite 13 points and seven rebounds from A`uston Calhoun, the Falcons fell to Kent State 69-61 on Mar. 5. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 15.3 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. For the Bulls, Tony Watson II put up 11 points and 11 rebounds in the 72-69 loss to Ohio on Mar. 5. He is averaging 10.9 points and 3.3 assists per game.

Buffalo StatSmack

  • The Bowling Green assist leader (Jordon Crawford, 131 assists) has more assists than the Buffalo assist leader (Tony Watson II, 88 assists).
  • Bowling Green has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (52.5 percent to 46.4 percent).
  • Bowling Green players are more experienced than Buffalo players (13,466 minutes played vs. 10,801 minutes played).
  • Bowling Green has a better record at home than Buffalo this season (10-4 vs. 8-6).
  • The Bowling Green steals leader (Jordon Crawford, 48 steals) has more steals than the Buffalo steals leader (Javon McCrea, 37 steals).
  • Richaun Holmes is ranked 25th nationally in blocks.
  • Bowling Green has an average margin of victory of 10 over Buffalo in 16 wins since 1998.
  • Cameron Black is ranked 10th in the MAC in blocks.
  • Bowling Green isn't as congested as Buffalo (population is significantly lower).
UB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Javon McCrea 30 18 8 2 1 3 3
C Jarod Oldham 33 10 5 4 1 1 3
C Tony Watson II 34 11 3 3 1 0 1
C Will Regan 27 10 4 1 0 1 2
C- Jarryn Skeete 27 7 3 3 1 0 2
D+ A. Nuiriankh 29 6 5 2 1 0 2
D Cameron Downing 14 6 2 1 0 0 1
D- Xavier Ford 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- R. Thomas-Edwards 12 1 2 0 0 0 1
D- C. Raley-Ross 10 1 1 1 0 0 1
F R. Sebuharara 9 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Andre McPhail 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
BGSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ A`uston Calhoun 0 15 7 1 0 1 2
C Jordon Crawford 0 15 3 4 2 0 4
C- Richaun Holmes 19 6 5 0 1 2 1
D+ Chauncey Orr 27 8 4 2 1 0 1
D Cameron Black 19 3 4 1 1 1 1
D Luke Kraus 24 4 2 2 1 0 1
D A. Henderson 15 4 2 1 1 0 0
D Jehvon Clarke 12 4 2 1 1 0 2
D Craig Sealey 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- James Erger 11 2 1 1 0 0 0
D- Spencer Parker 6 2 1 0 1 0 1
F Damarkeo Lyshe 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
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