Early Basketball Opponent Preview: Buffalo

And now we’ve reached the final non-conference game of the year. I hope you’ve had just as much fun reading these as I’ve had writing them.

Buffalo travels to the Kohl Center on December 28th, but we don’t know what time they are playing.

School: Buffalo Bulls

Location: Buffalo, New York

Conference: MAC

Undergrad Enrollment: 19,831

2013-14 record: (19-10, 13-5 MAC)

Top returning players: Will Regan (10.6 pts, 5.8 rebounds); Shannon Evans (8.5 pts, 3.3 assists); Jarryn Skeete (5.5 pts, 3.2 rebounds).

Who’d win in a mascot fight?:And the badger goes down again. Still looking for ideas for next year on this one…

One interesting major: Global Gender Studies

One fact to help you win your local trivia night: The University of Buffalo is trying to rebound itself as the State University of New York.

Prediction: Buffalo had a decent season last year, but they won’t be as good this year. The Badgers shouldn’t have trouble with them. They are the level team though, that we should be rooting for the rest of the year, as they will get enough mid-level games to help boost their RPI and thus help Wisconsin. Honestly, though, let’s hope the Badgers play well enough that the RPI won’t matter as much.

 

Jay Swenson

About Jay Swenson

Jay is a Badger fan currently living in Central Illinois. He has written for several newspapers as a freelance writer, and was the Western Illinois basketball beat writer while in graduate school.

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