Ohio will host Buffalo on Tuesday night in The Convo. It’s the first time since 2013 that the Bobcats will host a top-25 ranked team. The Bulls come in off of a Friday night win at Miami and touting the No. 21 ranking in the AP top-25.
Opponent: No. 19 Buffalo
Game time: 7 p.m.
Venue: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)
Meet the opponent
01 Montell McRae (6-feet-10, 198 pounds)
02 Jeremy Harris (6-feet-7, 185 pounds)
03 Jayvon Graves (6-feet-3, 193 pounds)
04 Davonta Jordan (6-feet-2, 187 pounds)
05 CJ Massinburg (6-feet-3, 194 pounds)
22 Dontay Caruthers (6-feet-1, 191 pounds)
33 Nick Perkins (6-feet-8, 250 pounds)
11 Jeenathan Williams (6-feet-5, 203 pounds)
Individual Statistical Leaders:
Points: Massinburg (18.7 points per game)
Rebounds: Perkins (7.3 rebounds per game)
Assists: Jordan (3.9 assists per game)
Team statistical profile
Points per game: 85.1
Rebounds per game: 40.8
Assists per game: 17
Turnovers per game: 12.0
Field goal percentage: 46.4 percent
3-point percentage: 34 percent
Free-throw percentage: 69 percent
This will be the 48th meeting between Ohio and Buffalo. The Bobcats lead the series 32-15, but Buffalo has won the past four matchups and five of the last six.
Phillips is 3-4 all-time against Buffalo coach Nate Oats.
Player to watch
Massinburg — The senior guard is averaging 18.7 points per game. He dropped 43 points in the Bulls’ coming out party against West Virginia and 23 against Ohio. He’s a strong, veteran guard who could cause the Bobcats’ young guards problems.