Win Over Buffalo Lifts Men's Basketball to First 3-0 Start in Five Years
The Army West Point Men's Basketball team (3-0) continued its hot start, defeating Buffalo 78-74 in the team's final game at Bubbleville at Mohegan Sun Arena this past Saturday.
The win gives the Black Knights their first 3-0 start since the 2015-2016 season.
“I could not be happier and more impressed by our guys and the toughness and resiliency they showed today,” Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “Buffalo is a terrific basketball program. They won 20 games last season and were picked near the top of the MAC this year, so for us to play like we did today in our third game in four days, I am super excited for our team and the guys are pumped.”
The Black Knights continue to see contributions throughout their lineup, as four different players recorded double-digit points in the contest. Junior Josh Caldwell was key for Army in this one, leading the team with a career-high 19 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, recording his fourth career double-double. Alex King posted 10 of his 16 points in the second half and was instrumental in turning around a big run from Buffalo in the second half. After a 14-0 run gave Buffalo the lead, King stopped the run with a big three-pointer and gave Army the lead again when Caldwell found him driving to the basket for the dunk. Army held Buffalo scoreless for the final 4:31 of the game, closing out the win with an 8-0 run. Read more.