Hey guys, I finally found the new site...great timing! I was a former member of the HOF at PGU and I live in Buffalo, went to the University at Buffalo AND I am a season ticket holder for the team.
Unlike most tournament underdogs, this team shoots the 3 during the regular season.
They have two bigger guys for the paint, their best post player (Nick Perkins) comes off the bench.
Their starting PG is from Missouri (Wes Clark) and has joined the team for his senior season halfway through the year. He played for UB’s head coach in high school.
CJ Massinburg is a player from Texas who had a quiet MAC tournament but if he gets hot, he can be dangerous. He was top in the nation for rebounds for guards under 6’4”
Jeremy Harris was one of the top Juco transfers last season and somehow picked UB. He is a lefty shooter that has been very consistent. If he’s hot, its going to be a close game.
They don’t have a go-to player, but any of the guys above have gone 20+ points per game.
They have two very strong defensive guards in Davonta Jordan (All-MAC defensive team, fast and creative) and Dontay Caruthers (MAC Def POY last year).
I think their guard centric lineup will make this game a lot closer than a lot of people think but I still think Arizona will finish strong.
Both teams were poorly seeded (lowest combined RPI matchup in the tournament) and have something to prove. They don’t have an answer for Ayton or Ristic but they have played other teams in the MAC that primarily revolve around their center and they were able to keep their scoring down.
Go UB, go Arizona for the rest of the tournament!