The University at Buffalo snapped a three-game losing streak and Canisius suffered its first loss in Big 4 men’s basketball on Saturday.
At Alumni Arena, the Bulls defeated Division II Mansfield, 76-57.
With the scored tied, 25-25 with 8:55 left in the first half, the Bulls went on a 14-2 run to pull away and take control of the game. The run was fueled by three-pointers from Richie Sebuharara and Jarryn Skeete.
At the break, UB had a comfortable 50-29 lead and a commanding 20-8 rebounding advantage.
The Bulls finished with a 37-26 edge on the glass, continuing their trend of outrebounding every team they have faced this season. Buffalo also enjoyed balanced scoring as 11 players for Buffalo got in the scoring column.
Will Regan led the Bulls with 15 points on 6 for 9 shooting. Javon McCrea added 14 points on 6 for 8 shooting while adding seven rebounds. Skeete led the Bulls on the boards with nine rebounds.
The Bulls, who improved to 2-5 overall, host Temple on Wednesday.
Meanwhile in Stony Brook, Canisius suffered its first loss of the season, 82-75, to the Seawolves in Pritchard Gymnasium.
Stony Brook held a commanding 47-32 advantage in rebounding and converted 21 second-chance points off 19 offensive rebounds.
“Obviously, the numbers that jump out at you and are really the telltale sign of how things went today are the rebounding numbers and how many more they had than we had,” Canisius coach Jim Baron said. “You play these kinds of games because we need to learn to win on the road. I think we need to get a bit more gritty and really work on getting the ball inside. We’re going to find things will open up for us offensively when we get the ball inside on a consistent basis.”
The Golden Griffins shot a season-low 26.9 percent from three-point range.
Stony Brook jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never trailed in the game.
Billy Baron scored 22 points, including a career best 10 for 11 from the free throw line, while Jordan Heath added a career-high 15 points and Harold Washington 14.
Stony Brook was led by Jaemeel Warney’s 18 points. The Seawolves are 3-0 against schools from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with wins also against Marist and Rider.
Canisius plays UMBC in Baltimore on Thursday.