Bulls struggle in 77-69 loss to Kent State

Posted at 9:27 PM, Feb 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 23:32:32-05

The offense struggled to get into a grove and the shots didn't fall when they need to, as the UB Men's basketball team saw it's six game winning streak come to an end with a 77-69 loss to Kent State Tuesday night at Alumni Arena.

The loss drops the Bulls to 15-13 overall and 9-6 in Mid-America Conference play.

Despite turning the ball over nine times in the first half, the Bulls managed to take a one point lead into the half behind a 10 point effort from senior guard Blake Hamilton.

Even though they minimized the turnovers in the second half, committing only five, the Bulls offense struggled to find their stroke.

On their six game winning streak, the Bulls were averaging nine 3-pointers per game.

Against the Golden Flashes, UB went 5-for-21 from beyond the arc.

Hamilton finished with 22 points, but went 1-for-7 from distance, and missed all five of his attempts in the second half.

Eight of CJ Massinburg's 14 points came at the charity stripe. He went 3-for-9 from the floor, including an 0-3 mark from distance.

On Monday, the team emphasized the importance of their defense and how it fuels their offense, especially on the fast break.  The Bulls had two fast break points Tuesday night.

Buffalo returns to action Friday night when they host MAC leading Akron.