Monday, January 3, 2011

Buffalo Athletics Game Notes for UB at Cornell

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's basketball team will play its final tune-up before Mid-American Conference play begins when it travels to Cornell to face the Big Red on Monday night at 7:00 pm.

The Bulls are 7-4 and are coming off a hard-fought 90-82 loss to the 16th-ranked BYU Cougars on Thursday night. The Bulls had five players score in double-figures, led by Mitchell Watt who tied a career high with 17 points.

Cornell, the defending Ivy League champion, is 3-9 on the year. However, six of its losses are by five points or less. The Big Red relies heavily on the three-point shot, taking nearly 25 three-pointers per game. Chris Wroblewski is Cornell's leading scoring, averaging 14.2 points per game.

The Bulls have been shooting the ball well lately as they have shot 50 percent or better from the field in three straight games and four of the last five. UB has been equally hot from beyond the arc as it is shooting 54 percent from three over the same five-game stretch. Zach Filzen has been the hottest-shooting Bull, making at least four three-pointers in five straight games.

The Bulls are in search of their third road win of the season after picking up victories at Canisius and Army.

Cornell leads the all-time series, 27-13. The Big Red won the last meeting, 78-72, back on Nov. 22, 2002 at Alumni Arena.

Fans can listen to the game on 1230 WECK with Josh Whetzel calling the action.

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