Nov. 13, 2010
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo jumped out to a 11-2 lead and never looked back in handing the Navy men's basketball team an 88-46 setback on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo. The loss drops Navy's record to 0-2 overall, while Buffalo improved to 1-0 overall.
Buffalo came out blistering, taking a double-digit lead just nine minutes into the game at 15-4, and Navy would trail by at least 20 points for the last 24 minutes of the contest.
Navy did itself no favors in the first half, connecting on just 6-of-27 (.222) field goal attempts from the field and missing all nine of its three-point attempts. In addition, Navy had just one assist against 16 turnovers and was outrebounded by 11 (29-18) in falling behind 42-16 at halftime.
Navy shot just 15-of-57 (.263) from the field and was 4-of-21 (.190) from three-point range. The Mids were guilty of 25 tunovers and were outrebounded, 57-31. Buffalo, meanwhile, was 35-of-74 (.473) from the field and 11-of-31 (.355) from three-point range. Buffalo was credited with 21 assists against 20 turnovers and 11 blocked shots and 15 steals.
Greg Brown led Navy with 11 points, all in the second half, off the bench. O.J. Avworo added seven points, five rebounds and two assists.
Zach Filzen led Buffalo with 18 points, while Byron Mulkey had 16 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and seven steals.
Navy returns home for the first time in the 2010-11 season, hosting Neumann University on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm at Alumni Hall. For ticket information, call 1-800-US4-NAVY.
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