Buffalo beats Northern Illinois 95-67 for sixth straight win
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Perkins matched his season-high with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting and added six rebounds to lead Buffalo past Northern Illinois 95-67 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory.
CJ Massinburg scored 16, Jayvon Graves added 12 points and six boards and Jeremy Harris pitched in with 11 points and four assists for the Bulls (13-5, 5-0 Mid-American Conference). Buffalo is 5-0 in conference play for the first time since the 1997-98 season when it was a member of the defunct Mid-Continent Conference. The Bulls beat the Huskies for a 13th straight time and have won five straight games by double digits, something they hadn’t done since the 2003-04 season.
Northern Illinois (9-9, 2-3) came in with the stingiest defense in the MAC, but that was no match for the conference’s top scoring team. Buffalo shot 54 percent from the floor, including 35.5 percent (11 of 31) from 3-point range. The Bulls are averaging 90 points in MAC play and have scored 80 or more in six straight games for the first time since 1970-71.
Eugene German scored 17 to pace the Huskies, who fell to 2-8 on the road. Dante Thorpe added 14 points and Levi Bradley scored 10.