The battle for number 2 in the MAC tournament will be decided on Friday when Kent State, New York, takes on a Buffalo team that has won seven of their last eight games.
Buffalo ranks in the Possessions per game ranked sixth in the country and will try to speed things up. Kent State ranked 65th in the country in terms of possessions per game before security guard Michael Nuga was injured, but has throttled to 120th without him.
Nuga led the team with 3-point punches per Game on. The golden lightning bolts have to face Buffalo’s defense, which ranks 6th nationwide in the 3-point shooting of the opponent. Only two players make at least 31 percent of their 3-point hits. Nuga also led the scorers when these teams first met with 23 points in Kent State’s 84-81 win in January.
The teams are equally efficient on the offensive, with the Bulls in 38th place in the country in terms of points per possession and ranked 41st in Kent State, with both teams taking their second chance to generate points. Buffalo ranks fifth in the country, bouncing 35.9 percent of its misses, while Kent State ranks 10th and scores 34.9 percent of its misses Having scored points are paced by Jeenathan Williams with 17.1 ppg. They should find their way to get revenge on a Golden Flashes team.
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