The No. 19 Buffalo Bulls return home to the Alumni Arena for the first time tonight in over three weeks when they tip-off against the Toledo Rockets at 7 p.m. ET. This will be the first game of a two-game homestand for the Bulls.
Buffalo is 13-1 on the season, 1-0 in conference play. This is the best start to a season for the Bulls since the 1930-31 campaign. A big reason for their early season success is due to the fact that they are shooting almost 50% from the field and holding their opponents to a 40.8% field goal percentage.
The Bulls have a chance to extend their home winning streak to 18 games tonight. Currently, Buffalo is on a 17-game home winning streak spanning back to last season. This winning streak ties them for the sixth-longest home winning streak, Houston leads the nation with 28 straight.
Toledo is coming off a 79-64 loss last Friday to the Ball State Cardinals where they saw their 10-game winning streak snapped. The Rockets are 12-2 on the season and 0-1 against the conference.
The Rockets as a team lead the MAC in three-point shooting, making 38.1% of their attempts. Not only can Toledo shoot the three ball well, but they can also defend it at a very high level. They hold their opponents shooting just 29.2% from behind the arc which awards them the league’s best three-point defense.
Tonight’s 2018 MAC Championship rematch is featured on ESPN+ and will be a fun one to watch. Toledo’s stellar three-point defense will surely be tested since Buffalo shoots 34% from three.
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Date: Tuesday, Jan. 8
Time: 7 p.m. ET
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