The Buffalo Bulls (14-7, 5-3 MAC) look to snap the seven-game winning streak of Bowling Green when they welcome the Falcons (16-5, 7-1 MAC) to Alumni Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 31, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
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The Falcons were victorious over the Ball State Cardinals in their last matchup, 67-61. Trey Diggs was the game’s leading scorer with 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Bowling Green played a nearly flawless game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.206) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.433 (below their season average of 0.485). Ball State put up marks of 0.152 and 0.386, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Bulls’ last game, they defeated the Akron Zips, 77-74. Buffalo’s Josh Mballa had a solid performance, recording 13 points and 17 rebounds. Buffalo played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 42.5 (above their season average of 35.3) and a free throw rate of 0.339 (above their season average of 0.174). Akron was 18.6 and 0.313, respectively, for those same stats.
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year, after the Bulls won two out of three matchups last season. In the most recent game, Buffalo won 87-73. The Bulls dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.258 and a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.573. The Falcons had marks of 0.141 and 0.444, respectively, for those same stats.
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The Bulls rank 23rd in assists per game (16.0) while the Falcons rank 158th (12.8).
Buffalo ranks 45th in blocks per game (4.4) while Bowling Green ranks 163rd (2.5).
Buffalo averages 41.9 rebounds per game, which ranks fifth in the NCAA. Bowling Green ranks 238th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
The Bulls average 25.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. The Falcons rank 202nd in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
Buffalo ranks 31st in steals per game (8.3) while Bowling Green ranks 171st (5.7).
The Bulls’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, up from 3.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Falcons have scored an average of 73.0 points per game (2.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.0 points per game (2.3 below their season average).