Hoops Rematch With Bulls

It was the beginning of a five game road swing, the first MAC game of the season, Levi Rost would set a school record with 9 3-pointers and the Broncos would walk away with a 70-53 win that was nowhere as close as the score indicates. Now Buffalo heads to Kalamazoo for a rematch with Western Michigan as both teams try to rebound from tough losses over the weekend.

The Bulls could be heading to University Arena with a chip on their shoulders, maybe two.

Not only will Buffalo have their loss to WMU – their first of only two home losses all season – on their mind but they'll likely be looking to rebound from blowing a 12-point lead at Miami (OH) to lose 77-74 in overtime.

"What makes tomorrow's game really interesting is… you're talking about a couple of really hungry teams with bad tastes in their mouths," said Bronco coach Steve Hawkins. "You're going to have two hungry teams right in the thick of their respective races."

The Broncos will have a bad taste in their mouths thanks to some Bobcats. They will be looking to rebound from a game against Ohio where the Broncos led almost the whole way only to lose 89-85 in the waning seconds.

"It was back and forth all game even though we led the entire game," said Hawkins. "There wasn't really a momentum shift but they finally took the lead in the last 30 seconds of the game. It was really a great basketball game."

According to Hawkins there is still some room for improvement for the Broncos and "that is a good thing for us." Hawkins would add that many MAC teams are playing their best basketball right now but the Broncos have room to grow yet. "I'm really excited about our team growing and improving our record as we head into the last six conference games."

The last time the Bulls and Broncos met the Broncos would lead by as much as 29 points on the hot shooting of Levi Rost and his 9 3-pointers. The two teams were even with 36 rebounds and the Broncos would hit 53% from beyond the arc and 50% overall while holding Buffalo to 16% from 3-point range and 33% overall.

Seelye Luncheon:

Hawkins and Buffalo coach Reggie Witherspoon will be the featured speakers at a noon luncheon in the Seelye Indoor Athletic Center. "We want to invite everyone to come out," said Hawkins.

The coaches will preview Tuesday night's game and talk about what's been happening around the MAC. "It should be a lot of fun," added Hawkins.

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