Texas Tech vs Buffalo Live : Texas Tech vs Buffalo NCAA Tournament Prediction, Game Preview,The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team meets Texas Tech for the first time in program history, and the stakes are high: only one team will continue its season after Sunday.
The Red Raiders broke open a tight game in the first half by clamping down defensively on the Northern Kentucky Norse and pulling away with a few timely threes and scoring runs in the 72-57 win. Now Texas Tech has to keep forcing turnovers against a Buffalo team that doesn’t like to give them up.
It’s all about the Red Raider D – only Virginia allowed fewer points per game – by doing a great job of guarding from three and establishing itself on the inside with enough blocks to keep from attacking the rim. Every shot is contested against this team. Always.
Arizona State appeared to be poised and ready for a great performance after a strong First Four win over St. John’s, and then … pfffffft. The air went out of the balloon in a 91-74 UB win. The Buffalo defense destroyed the Sun Devil offense – holding it to just 3-of-22 from three – and kept up the pressure all game long. Four Bulls ended up scoring in double figures, but that’s nothing new.
This is a strong all-around team that hits the boards hard, can hit from the outside, and has a legitimate “no one believes in us” attitude that seems to be the fuel. If the Bulls are hitting their free throws, and it they’re decent from three, they can be close to unstoppable.
Do you like one of the nation’s best offenses or top defenses? Texas Tech can score, too, and Buffalo can bring the defense, but all it might take is one big run from the Bulls to take over. The Red Raiders don’t shoot enough threes to keep up if this gets going, and they’re just okay on the boards against a UB team that attacks everything.
Texas Tech is fantastic, but Buffalo is on a mission. There’s nothing this team doesn’t do well, and now it appears to be laser-focused. It’ll take the Red Raiders out of their game, and not the other way around.