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Shereef Mitchell (4) Guard position on Ohio Univeristy's Mens Basketball team shoots an open three pointer at The Convo, in Athens, Ohio on Dec. 6, 2023.

Men's Basketball: What to know for Ohio's matchup with Buffalo

Ohio (10-10, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) is returning to The Convo following its first road win of the season. Taking on Buffalo (2-17, 1-6 MAC, Ohio will have a chance to get above .500 in the Conference and the regular season.

The Bulls have faced an abundance of struggles to start the 2023-24 season, with just two wins in the season so far. After winning their MAC opener, the Bulls have lost six straight games. The Bulls rank second to last in both scoring offense and scoring defense in the MAC, meanwhile, the Bobcats rank in the top three in both statistics.

Here is everything you need to know for Buffalo.

Game Information

Opponent: Buffalo

Time: Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Location: The Convo (Athens, Ohio)

How to watch: ESPN +

Meet the opponent:

Head Coach: George Halcovage III (First season)

Probable Starters:

01 Sy Chatman

02 Ryan Sabol

03 Isaiah Adams

04 Anquan Boldin Jr.

15 Jonnivius Smith

Statistical leaders

Points: Chatman (18.3 per game)

Rebounds: Smith (9.1 per game)

Assists: Adams (3.5 per game)

Steals: Fulcher (1.4 per game)

Blocks: Chatman (1.4 per game)

Field-Goal Percentage: Smith (57%)

3-Point Percentage: Smith (46%)

Free-Throw Percentage: Sabol (79%)

Notes on Ohio

Ohio has quickly turned its season around after a brutal stretch that saw the team win two of nine games. The team has won three of its last four games, with its only loss coming at the MAC's current tied-for-first-place team Akron. With a win, Ohio would be over .500 for the first time in a month.


Ohio has had a large share of recent success against Buffalo. The Bobcats have won five of their last seven games against the Bulls dating back to 2020. Last season, Ohio split the two games it played against Buffalo, including a dominant 85-61 win at home and a 3-point loss on the road.

Player to watch: Sy Chatman

Chatman, a fifth-year 6-foot-8 power forward, is one of the MAC's most effective scorers. Chatman is sixth in the MAC in average points per game. Chatman leads the Bulls in blocks while adding on 6.5 rebounds per game. Chatman also contributes with a steal per game.


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