SIU Southern Illinois Salukis 65
Southern Illinois Salukis Southern Illinois Overall (7-5)
ATS (6-3)
O/U (4-5)
December 15 2018
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BUFF Buffalo Bulls 73
Buffalo Bulls Buffalo Overall (10-0)
ATS (7-1)
O/U (4-4)
Final
Money Line Total: 142 Spread ATS
12
619 Southern Illinois Salukis +750 Under -110 (+13.5) -110 Cover: 5.5
2837
620 Buffalo Bulls -1300 Over -110 (-13.5) -110 UNDER: 138
3340
Final
Money Line Total: 142 Spread ATS
619 SIU +750 Under: -110 (+13.5) -110 Cover: 5.5
620 BUFF -1300 Over: -110 (-13.5) -110 UNDER: 138
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
12/15/2018
12:45 PM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
12:24 PM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
11:54 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
11:48 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
11:45 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
11:36 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
11:15 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
9:42 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
9:30 AM
BUFF
-1300
SIU
+750
12/15/2018
9:15 AM
BUFF
-1100
SIU
+700
12/15/2018
8:57 AM
BUFF
-1100
SIU
+700
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
12:45 PM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
12:24 PM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:54 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:48 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:45 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:36 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:15 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
9:42 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
9:30 AM
BUFF(-13.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
9:15 AM
BUFF(-13)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
8:57 AM
BUFF(-13)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
7:57 AM
BUFF(-13)
-110
SIU
-110
12/14/2018
9:00 PM
BUFF(-12.5)
-110
SIU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
12:45 PM
142
-110
142
-110
12/15/2018
12:24 PM
141
-110
141
-110
12/15/2018
11:54 AM
140
-110
140
-110
12/15/2018
11:48 AM
139
-110
139
-110
12/15/2018
11:45 AM
138½
-110
138½
-110
12/15/2018
11:36 AM
139½
-110
139½
-110
12/15/2018
11:15 AM
141½
-110
141½
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
142½
-110
142½
-110
12/15/2018
9:42 AM
146
-110
146
-110
12/15/2018
9:30 AM
147
-110
147
-110
12/15/2018
9:15 AM
147
-110
147
-110
Recap

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — After surviving a surprising challenge on its home floor, Buffalo is ready for a challenging road ahead.

Nick Perkins had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Buffalo beat Southern Illinois 73-65 on Saturday ahead of a pivotal trip to face Syracuse and No. 21 Marquette next week.

The undefeated Bulls (10-0) are eyeing a return to the NCAA Tournament after upending No. 4 seed Arizona as a 13th seed last year.

"It's the biggest week of our nonconference season," Buffalo coach Nate Oats said. "If we take care of business this week, we pretty much guarantee ourselves an at-large bid."

The reigning Mid-American Conference champs entered the AP Top 25 for the first time in program history after beating then-No. 13 West Virginia on Nov. 9 and have risen in the rankings every week since.

"If we come out and play like we are capable of playing, I think we can get two wins," Oats said. "Even if we get one out of the two, I think we get an at-large bid if we do what we are supposed to in conference."

Southern Illinois (7-5) gave Buffalo a chance to prepare for Tuesday's matchup with Syracuse by switching to a zone defense after the Bulls opened up an early 25-8 lead. The Salukis trimmed the advantage to 33-28 by halftime and came back again in the second half after the Bulls built their largest lead, 59-39, with 10:46 remaining.

"They kind of shocked us," Perkins said of the switch to zone. "It's something that helps us going into Syracuse. Obviously, they play zone for 40 minutes. So SIU, I thought they helped us a little bit with knowing what plays to work."

Perkins scored 11 points during a 17-0 run that forced Salukis coach Barry Hinson to try the zone.

"I thought Perkins would immediately have to go to Springfield and enter the Hall of Fame, the way he played," Hinson said.

Oats said it was the best game of the season for Buffalo's senior sixth man.

"It told him before the game, it's been about a month or so since he got a double-double," Oats said. "It's time to get another one."

Sean Lloyd had 14 points to lead Southern Illinois in its second straight loss.

BIG PICTURE

Buffalo: The Bulls continued their best start since the 1930-31 season, when they finished 15-0. On a 10-game win streak for the first time since 1964-65, the Bulls have also won 17 in a row at home dating to last season.

Southern Illinois: The Salukis have struggled without leading scorer Armon Fletcher, who has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Saturday's loss followed an 80-52 defeat at home against Murray State.

KEY STAT

Point guard Davonta Jordan (11 points) led a defensive effort that forced Southern Illinois into 22 turnovers, including eight charging fouls. The takeaways led to 23 points for the Bulls, which helped make up for a 7-for-30 performance from 3-point range.

PLAYING HURT

Buffalo's leading scorer, CJ Massinburg, wore a wrap on his hand after jamming his finger in practice Tuesday. He struggled with his outside shot, going 0 for 4 from beyond the arc, and finished with 14 points, three below his season average.

SCOREBOARD WATCH

Oats was disappointed to see that Syracuse lost at home against Old Dominion on Saturday.

"That's the worst thing we needed right now," Oats said. "If you beat them it's not as much as a quality win either because they lost to Old Dominion, and I think they are going to be playing way harder."

UP NEXT

Buffalo visits the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, looking to beat Syracuse for the first time since 1963. The Orange pulled away late to win last year's meeting 81-74.

Southern Illinois hosts Winthrop on Dec. 22 in its final nonconference game.

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Matchup
Salukis Overall
W/L 7-5
ATS 6-3
Pts For 69.9
Pts Against 67.8
Total 4-5
Salukis Away
W/L 4-3
ATS 5-1
Pts For 73.1
Pts Against 71.1
Total 4-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-15
1:00 PM
at Buffalo L 73-65 W (13.5) U (142)
12-12
7:00 PM
Murray State L 80-52 L (-2) U (135.5)
12-8
6:30 PM
at SEMO W 83-73 W (-8.5) O (136.5)
12-5
7:00 PM
Saint Louis W 61-56 W (-2) U (129)
12-1
2:00 PM
at SIU-Edwardsville W 82-61 W (-10) O (138)
11-27
8:00 PM
at Colorado State W 82-67 W (2) O (141.5)
11-23
11:30 PM
at Tulsa W 79-69
11-22
12:30 PM
at Massachusetts L 84-62 L (-2) O (139)
11-19
7:00 PM
Howard W 83-69
11-17
7:00 PM
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 78-48
Avg. Points For 72.7
Avg. Points Against 68.0
ATS 5-2
Over/Under 4-3
Bulls Overall
W/L 10-0
ATS 7-1
Pts For 85.2
Pts Against 67.4
Total 4-4
Bulls Home
W/L 6-0
ATS 3-1
Pts For 85.8
Pts Against 64.7
Total 2-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
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)
11-9
8:00 PM
at West Virginia W 99-94 W (11) O (157.5)
11-6
3:00 PM
St. Francis (PA) W 82-67
Avg. Points For 85.2
Avg. Points Against 67.4
ATS 7-1
Over/Under 4-4
Scoring
Southern Illinois
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Sean Lloyd Jr. (G) 36:004-8 50%0-3 0%6-6 100%1622143-414
Eric McGill (G) 30:005-11 45.5%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%41021142-313
Rudy Stradnieks (F) 18:004-6 66.7%1-2 50%0-0 0%1310143219
Darius Beane (G) 24:002-2 100%0-0 0%3-4 75%231101047
Kavion Pippen (C) 11:003-4 75%0-0 0%1-2 50%0000223-237
Thik Bol (F) 9:001-2 50%0-0 0%4-4 100%0000103-66
Aaron Cook (G) 32:002-7 28.6%1-2 50%0-2 0%0212034-145
Marcus Bartley (G) 35:001-5 20%0-3 0%2-2 100%0530012-114
Brendon Gooch (F) 3:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0100010-40
Sekou Dembele (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010000000
Amadou Fall (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Armon Fletcher (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Sam Shafer (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
David Swedura (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Buffalo
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Nick Perkins (F) 28:007-13 53.8%3-5 60%3-4 75%41111122720
CJ Massinburg (G) 32:006-11 54.5%0-4 0%2-3 66.7%1530003-614
Davonta Jordan (G) 22:004-6 66.7%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%0141043011
Dontay Caruthers (G) 27:003-6 50%1-3 33.3%2-2 100%013101389
Ronaldo Segu (G) 13:002-5 40%0-2 0%2-2 100%002012186
Jeremy Harris (G) 30:002-9 22.2%0-4 0%0-0 0%0130301114
Jayvon Graves (G) 20:001-4 25%1-4 25%0-0 0%0020113123
Montell McRae (F) 16:001-3 33.3%1-3 33.3%0-0 0%1200003-103
Jeenathan Williams (F) 9:001-5 20%0-2 0%1-2 50%1210000103
Tra'Von Fagan (F) 1:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Brock Bertram (C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
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
1st Half
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
Spread
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Spread
12/15/2018
12:27 PM
BUFF(-7.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:45 AM
BUFF(-7.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
11:36 AM
BUFF(-7.5)
-110
SIU
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
BUFF(-7.5)
-110
SIU
-110
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
12/15/2018
12:27 PM
66½
-110
66½
-110
12/15/2018
11:45 AM
66
-110
66
-110
12/15/2018
11:36 AM
67
-110
67
-110
12/15/2018
9:54 AM
67½
-110
67½
-110