BUFF Buffalo Bulls 85
Buffalo Bulls Buffalo Overall (11-1)
ATS (8-2)
O/U (5-5)
December 21 2018
- Fox Sports 1
MARQ Marquette Golden Eagles 103
Marquette Golden Eagles Marquette Overall (10-2)
ATS (4-3-1)
O/U (6-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 158½ Spread ATS
12
823 Buffalo Bulls +175 Under -110 (+4) -110 OVER: 188
3847
824 Marquette Golden Eagles -200 Over -110 (-4) -110 Cover: 14
3964
Final
Money Line Total: 158½ Spread ATS
823 BUFF +175 Under: -110 (+4) -110 OVER: 188
824 MARQ -200 Over: -110 (-4) -110 Cover: 14
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/21/2018
6:57 PM
MARQ
-200
BUFF
+175
12/21/2018
6:15 PM
MARQ
-190
BUFF
+170
12/21/2018
5:39 PM
MARQ
-180
BUFF
+160
12/21/2018
5:15 PM
MARQ
-165
BUFF
+145
12/21/2018
5:00 PM
MARQ
-160
BUFF
+140
12/21/2018
1:27 PM
MARQ
-160
BUFF
+140
12/21/2018
10:48 AM
MARQ
-155
BUFF
+135
12/21/2018
10:24 AM
MARQ
-145
BUFF
+125
12/21/2018
10:00 AM
MARQ
-145
BUFF
+125
12/21/2018
9:57 AM
MARQ
-145
BUFF
+125
12/21/2018
9:48 AM
MARQ
-145
BUFF
+125
12/21/2018
9:18 AM
MARQ
-145
BUFF
+125
12/21/2018
8:57 AM
MARQ
-145
BUFF
+125
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/21/2018
6:57 PM
MARQ(-4)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
6:15 PM
MARQ(-4)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
5:39 PM
MARQ(-4)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
5:15 PM
MARQ(-3.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
5:00 PM
MARQ(-3.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
1:27 PM
MARQ(-3.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
10:48 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
10:24 AM
MARQ(-2.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
10:00 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
9:57 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
9:48 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
9:18 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
8:57 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
8:36 AM
MARQ(-3)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/20/2018
10:36 PM
MARQ(-2.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/20/2018
7:39 PM
MARQ(-2)
-110
BUFF
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/21/2018
6:57 PM
158½
-110
158½
-110
12/21/2018
6:15 PM
158½
-110
158½
-110
12/21/2018
5:39 PM
158½
-110
158½
-110
12/21/2018
5:15 PM
158½
-110
158½
-110
12/21/2018
5:00 PM
158½
-110
158½
-110
12/21/2018
1:27 PM
157
-110
157
-110
12/21/2018
10:48 AM
157
-110
157
-110
12/21/2018
10:24 AM
157
-110
157
-110
12/21/2018
10:00 AM
157
-110
157
-110
12/21/2018
9:57 AM
156
-110
156
-110
12/21/2018
9:48 AM
154
-110
154
-110
12/21/2018
9:18 AM
153½
-110
153½
-110
Recap

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After a sluggish first half, Markus Howard shot No. 14 Buffalo out of the unbeaten ranks.

Howard scored 40 of his 45 points in the second half as No. 20 Marquette pulled away to hand the Bulls their first loss of the season, 103-85 on Friday night.

"Just with how the first half went, it was a little frustrating for me," said Howard, who matched his season high. "Great credit to Buffalo and the two perimeter guards. They really made things difficult for me and I really had to work. I had to make adjustments and my teammates really did a great job of keeping me in the game."

Sam Hauser added 18 points for the Golden Eagles (10-2), who hit seven 3-pointers during a second-half surge that turned a 52-49 deficit into an 85-68 lead.

Howard missed his first six shots and was just 1 of 7 with one 3-pointer in the first half. He finished 12 of 25 from the field, including 9 of 13 from beyond the arc, and 12 of 12 of from the line as Marquette improved to 9-0 at home.

"We knew Markus in the second half was going to play better," Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski said. "Although at the start of the second half, he was still was not necessarily in the flow of things. We had a little talk and I knew he was going to play better. I didn't know it was going to be to the tune of 45 points. That was just a spectacular performance."

Jeremy Harris had 22 points, Dontay Caruthers scored 20 and CJ Massinburg added 18 for the Bulls (11-1), whose season-opening run was their best since 1930-31.

"We've a great run here in the beginning of the season," Buffalo coach Nate Oats said. "We didn't look like the 14th-ranked team in the country today, but we played a tough team, and Markus Howard went nuts."

Marquette, which trailed by as many as 10 in the first half, used a 16-3 run to open a 65-55 lead with 12:16 remaining. Hauser and Howard capped the run with back-to-back 3-pointers.

The Bulls pulled within 67-65 on a free throw by Nick Perkins, but the Golden Eagles ran the lead to 79-65 when Howard was fouled on a 3-pointer and added the free throw.

That triggered a run of 24 straight points by Howard as Marquette pushed the lead to 99-79.

"It was an absolutely incredible performance," Wojciechowski said. "I've been really fortunate to see some incredible performances. His second half was as good, I think, as I've seen in a half. He's obviously capable of doing that and he was sensational — against a really good defensive team."

The Bulls, coming off their first victory over Syracuse in 55 years, were hot early, opening a 19-10 lead on the strength of four 3-pointers.

Jayvon Graves' dunk put Buffalo up 27-23, but Joey Hauser, a 6-foot-9 freshman forward and Sam Hauser's younger brother, hit three consecutive 3-pointers — all of his first-half points — to give the Golden Eagles their first lead at 32-27.

Howard hit a pair of free throws with four seconds left to put Marquette up 39-38 at the break.

Buffalo hit 6 of its first 11 shots but went just 7 of 23 for the remainder of the half.

Marquette out-rebounded the Bulls 27-16 in the first half, including 16 offensive rebounds, en route to a 13-0 advantage in second-chance points.

BIG PICTURE

Buffalo: The Bulls close out their nonconference schedule at Canisius, and then open Mid-American Conference play on Jan. 4 at Eastern Michigan.

Marquette: The Golden Eagles have one more nonconference game before opening Big East play at St. John's on Jan. 1.

RED-HOT HOWARD

Howard, who entered averaging a team-best 23.2 points per game, also scored 45 in an 83-71 victory over Kansas State on Dec. 1. His career high is 52, set last season against Providence. His 40 points in the second half was a career best. It was the 10th time in his career he has scored at least 30.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Despite road victories over West Virginia and Syracuse, Buffalo is likely to drop several spots in the AP Top 25. Marquette, with earlier home victories over Kansas State and Wisconsin when each was ranked 12th, should climb.

UP NEXT

Buffalo is at Canisius on Dec. 29, the third of four consecutive road games.

Marquette hosts Southern on Dec. 28.

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More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

Matchup
Bulls Overall
W/L 11-1
ATS 8-2
Pts For 84.0
Pts Against 69.7
Total 5-5
Bulls Away
W/L 5-1
ATS 5-1
Pts For 82.2
Pts Against 74.7
Total 3-3
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-21
7:30 PM
at Marquette L 103-85 L (4) O (158.5)
12-18
7:00 PM
at Syracuse W 71-59 W (3.5) U (147)
12-15
1:00 PM
Southern Illinois W 73-65 L (-13.5) U (142)
12-8
3:00 PM
at St. Bonaventure W 80-62 W (-7) U (151.5)
12-5
6:00 PM
Le Moyne W 89-55
12-1
9:30 AM
San Francisco W 85-81 W (4.5) O (149.5)
11-30
4:30 AM
at Milwaukee W 96-77 W (18) O (149.5)
11-24
1:00 PM
Marist W 76-49 W (-18) U (148)
11-21
6:00 PM
Dartmouth W 110-71 W (-19) O (154)
11-12
7:00 PM
at Southern Illinois W 62-53 W (-4) U (154.5)
Avg. Points For 82.7
Avg. Points Against 67.5
ATS 7-2
Over/Under 4-5
Golden Eagles Overall
W/L 10-2
ATS 4-3-1
Pts For 79.6
Pts Against 68.2
Total 6-2
Golden Eagles Home
W/L 10-0
ATS 4-1-1
Pts For 81.4
Pts Against 64.5
Total 5-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-21
7:30 PM
Buffalo W 103-85 W (-4) O (158.5)
12-18
8:00 PM
North Dakota W 92-66 W (-21.5) O (142.5)
12-8
4:00 PM
Wisconsin W 74-69 W (-2.5) O (137.5)
12-4
7:30 PM
UTEP W 76-69 L (-20) O (140)
12-1
1:30 PM
Kansas State W 83-71 W (-2.5) O (137)
11-27
7:00 PM
Charleston Southern W 76-55
11-23
6:00 PM
Louisville W 77-74 T (-3) U (154.5)
11-21
6:30 PM
at Kansas L 77-68 L (8.5) U (160)
11-17
12:00 PM
Presbyterian W 74-55
11-14
7:30 PM
at Indiana L 96-73 L (5.5) O (150)
Avg. Points For 79.6
Avg. Points Against 71.7
ATS 4-3-1
Over/Under 6-2
Scoring
Buffalo
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Jeremy Harris (G) 37:008-15 53.3%4-7 57.1%2-2 100%2730021-2222
Dontay Caruthers (G) 29:007-11 63.6%1-1 100%5-7 71.4%3311104-1820
CJ Massinburg (G) 33:005-14 35.7%5-11 45.5%3-5 60%1414012-1418
Davonta Jordan (G) 34:004-10 40%0-1 0%0-0 0%1871124-48
Jayvon Graves (G) 18:003-6 50%1-3 33.3%1-3 33.3%0203121-168
Nick Perkins (F) 32:001-9 11.1%1-5 20%4-8 50%3710213-167
Brock Bertram (C) 2:001-1 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%110000002
Montell McRae (F) 5:000-3 0%0-2 0%0-0 0%0000003-20
Ronaldo Segu (G) 4:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000001-30
Jeenathan Williams (F) 4:000-2 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%000000040
Tra'Von Fagan (F) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000010
Jamon Bivens (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Giambattista Davis (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Gabe Grant (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Antwain Johnson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Dominic Johnson (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Patrick Moore (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Colby Moultrie (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marquette
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Markus Howard (G) 30:0012-25 48%9-13 69.2%12-12 100%2540063945
Sam Hauser (G-F) 31:007-12 58.3%4-7 57.1%0-0 0%05201131618
Joey Hauser (F) 33:003-4 75%3-3 100%2-2 100%19100151811
Joseph Chartouny (G) 17:003-6 50%2-4 50%3-5 60%0120011111
Theo John (F) 28:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%2-3 66.7%393071346
Jamal Cain (F) 18:003-3 100%0-0 0%0-0 0%0500213306
Ed Morrow (F) 12:002-3 66.7%0-0 0%0-0 0%3520000144
Sacar Anim (G-F) 27:001-10 10%0-1 0%0-0 0%242101142
Brendan Bailey (F) 4:000-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0000000-60
Ike Eke (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Greg Elliott (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Tommy Gardiner (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Matt Heldt (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Buddy Jaffee (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Mike Lelito (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Cam Marotta (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Koby McEwen (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/21/2018
7:33 PM
MARQ(-1.5)
-120
BUFF
EVEN
12/21/2018
1:27 PM
MARQ(-1.5)
-115
BUFF
-105
12/21/2018
10:24 AM
MARQ(-1.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
12/21/2018
10:00 AM
MARQ(-1.5)
-105
BUFF
-115
12/21/2018
9:57 AM
MARQ(-1.5)
-105
BUFF
-115
12/21/2018
9:54 AM
MARQ(-1.5)
-105
BUFF
-115
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/21/2018
7:33 PM
74
-110
74
-110
12/21/2018
1:27 PM
74½
-110
74½
-110
12/21/2018
10:24 AM
74½
-110
74½
-110
12/21/2018
10:00 AM
74½
-110
74½
-110
12/21/2018
9:57 AM
74
-110
74
-110
12/21/2018
9:54 AM
73
-110
73
-110
2nd Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/21/2018
8:45 PM
MARQ(-2.5)
-110
BUFF
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/21/2018
8:45 PM
84
-110
84
-110