The Northern Illinois Huskies host the No. 14 Buffalo Bulls in a Mid-American Conference clash tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Convocation Center. This is their first and only meeting this season.
Buffalo is one of the hottest teams in college basketball this year. They are the only team in the MAC with just one loss. The Bulls are 17-1 on the season and have yet to lose a conference game. They are currently tied with Bowling Green for the MAC lead due to both teams being 5-0 in the conference.
The Bulls have been able to extend their winning streak to six games since suffering their only loss back on Dec. 21 against Marquette.
Buffalo has many strengths; they are a very unselfish team, averaging 17.78 assists per game. They defend the rim at a high level by blocking 4.61 shots per game and they commit the fewest number of turnovers per game at just 11.4. The Bulls lead the MAC in all of those categories.
Northern Illinois is having an average season so far this year. They are 10-8 and are coming off back-to-back losses to conference foes. Their 3-2 conference record ties them with three other teams for third place in the MAC.
Despite Buffalo being a tough matchup for Northern Illinois, the Huskies do perform better at home. They are 6-2 in the Convocation Center this year.
Junior guard, Eugene German leads the Huskies in scoring with 20.7 points per game. German is second in the MAC behind Kent State’s Jaylin Walker who scores 22.5 points per game.
The Huskies have some strengths of their own; they are second in the MAC in field goal percentage, shooting an incredible 49.9% from the field. They are also second in three-point percentage, shooting 37.3% from behind the arc.
Tonight’s Mid-American Conference battle between Buffalo and Northern Illinois will be featured on ESPN+. Will The Bulls be able to remain undefeated or will the Huskies position themselves to take sole possession of third place? Tune in to find out!
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No. 14 Buffalo vs. Northern Illinois 1/22/19 free live stream, ESPN+ viewing information
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 22
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Live Stream: ESPN+ live stream