Kent State heads to Alumni Arena on Wednesday to take on Buffalo. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can see it on SportsTime Ohio or ESPN3. The Golden Flashes are 5-5 against the Bulls over the last four years. They won 76-71 on 2/14/2012 the last time they played.
In their last game, Randal Holt put up 16 points in the Golden Flashes 61-47 win over Ball State on January 12th. While contributing 3.0 rebounds per game, he also scores 13.4 points per game. The Bulls were defeated by Miami (OH) 58-57 on January 12th despite 19 points and 11 rebounds from Javon McCrea. He puts up a team-leading 15.8 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game. When considering the Four Factors, Buffalo performs well in offensive rebounding percentage at 38.3. This ranks 1st in the conference and 30th in the country.
StatSmack! Kent State is better than Buffalo
People just expect us to beat you. Kent State has been the favorite 27 out of the last 31 times.
Chris Evans is ranked 1st in the MAC in points, 3rd in the MAC in rebounds, and 50th nationally in steals.
Kent State beat Buffalo by 5 points the last time they played (Feb 14, 2012).
We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Kent State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Buffalo (1 vs 0).