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. 

Game information

Opponent: No. 19 Buffalo 

Game time: 7 p.m. 

Venue: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)

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Listen: Ohio IMG Sports Network

Meet the opponent

Projected Starters

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)

Reserves

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

The series

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.

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