Men’s basketball keeps New Paltz winless


Dave DeLuca/The Record

Buffalo State senior Lovell Smith (35) netted 16 points, behind team-high Jordan Glover’s 24 and Mike Henry’s 23 points.

Jahvon Graham, Reporter

The Buffalo State men’s basketball team (15-5 overall, 6-5 SUNYAC) made quick work of an inferior New Paltz team (1-15, 0-10) as they blew them out, 104-67.

The Bengals got out to a fast start opening up a 17-point halftime lead in what later was a wire-to-wire victory. The lead ballooned to as much as 38 points in the second half.

With the score out of hand for the majority of the contest, Buffalo State head coach Fajri Ansari had no need to play his starters for long in the second half. Coach Ansari used this game to make sure all of his players got onto the court.

Jordan Glover was the game-high scorer with 24 points, shooting an efficient 60 percent from the field and added eight assist as well. Mike Henry added 23 points making nine of his 14 field goals.

For the second straight game the Bengals forced plenty of turnovers and got in the passing lanes to grab a bunch of steals. The 28 turnovers that were forced, 19 of which were steals allowed the Bengals to get 43 points off of them.

With New Paltz turning the ball over as much as they did they did not have nearly enough field goal attempts to have any chance to outscore the Bengals. They only managed 50 field goal attempts compared to the Bengals’ 68. That along with the fact that the Bengals got to the free throw line 31 times resulted in the 37 point blowout.

Buffalo State will travel to SUNY Geneseo on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with tip ball at 5:30 p.m.

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