The Western Michigan Broncos host the No. 16 Buffalo Bulls tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Read Fieldhouse in a Mid-American Conference showdown. This is their first and only meeting of the season.
Buffalo is 15-1, 3-0 in conference play this season and are currently on a four-game winning streak. Their first and only loss this season came back on Dec. 21 against the No. 15 Marquette Golden Eagles. Buffalo lost 103-85 and Marquette shot an outstanding 80% from behind the arc.
The Bulls are shooting 46.5% from the field which ranks them fourth in the conference and just 34.8% from three which has them seventh in the MAC.
Buffalo is led by senior guard C.J. Massinburg who averages 17.2 points per game on 46.4% shooting. Massinburg is shooting a phenomenal 42.4% from behind the arc as well.
Western Michigan hasn’t exactly had the season they were hoping for. They are 6-10, 0-3 in the conference and are on a three-game losing streak. The Broncos have had a hard time competing away from home this season, they are 2-6 in road games.
A big reason for the Broncos struggles come from turnovers. They average 14.5 turnovers a game and only two other teams in the MAC commit more turnovers than Western Michigan.
Sophomore guard Michael Flowers leads the Broncos in scoring with 16.6 points per game on 44.6% shooting. He also has a total of 63 assists on the year which leads the team. Senior center Seth Dugan is second on the team in scoring with 14.8 points per game but leads them in rebounds with 8.3 per game and has a total of 16 blocks so far this season.
Both teams go into tonight’s contest with different goals in mind; Buffalo will try to remain undefeated in conference play meanwhile Western Michigan will try to notch their first conference win. Tonight’s Mid-American Conference clash will be featured on ESPN+.
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No. 16 Buffalo vs. Western Michigan 1/15/19 free live stream, ESPN+ viewing information
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 15
Time: 7 p.m. ET
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