2009–10 Buffalo Bulls men's basketball team

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2009–10 Buffalo Bulls men's basketball
University at Buffalo Interlocking UB logo.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2009–10 record 18–12 (9–7 MAC)
Head coach Reggie Witherspoon
Assistant coach Jim Kwitchoff
Assistant coach Kevin Heck
Assistant coach Turner Battle
Home arena Alumni Arena
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010-11 »
2009–10 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Kent State 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
Akron 12 4   .750     24 11   .686
Miami 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
Buffalo 9 7   .563     18 12   .600
Ohio 7 9   .438     22 15   .595
Bowling Green 6 10   .375     14 16   .467
West
Central Michigan 9 7   .563     15 15   .500
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     17 15   .531
Western Michigan 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Ball State 8 8   .500     15 15   .500
Northern Illinois 6 10   .375     10 20   .333
Toledo 1 15   .063     4 28   .125
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Buffalo Bulls basketball team represents the University at Buffalo in the 2009–10 college basketball season. The team is coached by Reggie Witherspoon and plays its home games in Alumni Arena.

Before the season[edit]

Roster Changes[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mike Clifford
PF
Peabody, MA Bishop Fenwick HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (100 kg)  
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Tony Watson
PG
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Palm Beach Gardens HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Nov 19, 2008 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

[1]

No. Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous school
1 Tony Watson II G 6' 2" 175 FR West Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach Gardens Community High School
2 Byron Mulkey G 6' 0" 175 SR Wheatfield, NY Niagara-Wheatfield High School
3 Sean Smiley G 6' 1" 170 SR Erie, PA McDowell High School
4 Rodney Pierce G 6' 2" 200 SR Buffalo, NY Hutchinson Central Technical High School
5 Zach Filzen G 6' 3" 190 SO Northfield, MN Northfield High School
Northern Arizona University
15 Derek Wolfley F 6' 7" 230 FR Attica, NY Attica High School
21 Mitchell Watt F 6' 10" 215 SO Goodyear, AZ Desert Edge High School
22 John Boyer G 6' 1" 185 SR Hollidaysburg, PA Hollidaysburg Area High School
25 Calvin Betts G/F 6' 4" 230 SR Rochester, NY Rush-Henrietta Senior High School
30 Titus Robinson F 6' 7" 205 SO Charlotte, NC East Mecklenburg High School
32 Jawaan Alston F 6' 8" 225 JR Uniontown, PA Albert Gallatin Area High School
33 Adekambi Laleye F 6' 9" 225 SR Ottawa, Ontario Champlain St. Lambert
35 Mike Clifford F 6' 7" 230 FR Danvers, MA Bishop Fenwick High School
40 Max Boudreau F 6' 8" 240 SR Montreal, Quebec Champlain St. Lambert
42 Dave Barnett G/F 6' 5" 200 SO East Aurora, NY East Aurora High School

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position College Graduating year
Reggie Witherspoon Head Coach Empire State College 1995
Jim Kwitchoff Assistant Coach Boston College 1988
Kevin Heck Assistant Coach Wayne State University 1995
Turner Battle Assistant Coach University at Buffalo 2005
Kevin Lake Video Coordinator

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Record
November 15, 2009* 5:30 PM ET Vermont Alumni ArenaAmherst, NY L 58–57  0–1
November 19, 2009* 7:00 PM ET at Navy Alumni HallAnnapolis, MD W 63–53  1–1
November 21, 2009* 1:00 PM ET at Towson Towson CenterTowson, MD W 78–69 OT 2–1
November 24, 2009* 7:00 PM ET Canisius Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY L 73–71  2–2
December 3, 2009* 7:00 PM ET Army Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY W 74–67  3–2
December 5, 2009* 5:00 PM ET at #4 Purdue Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN Big Ten Network L 101–65  3–3
December 9, 2009* 7:00 PM ET at Niagara Gallagher CenterLewiston, NY W 86–80  4–3
December 12, 2009* 2:00 PM ET Buffalo State Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 93–65  5–3
December 22, 2009* 8:00 PM ET at Wisconsin-Green Bay Resch CenterGreen Bay, WI W 71–65  6–3
December 29, 2009* 4:30 PM ET vs. Jacksonville UCF ArenaOrlando, FL
(UCF Holiday Classic)
L 83–73  6–4
December 30, 2009* 4:30 PM ET Liberty UCF Arena • Orlando, FL
(UCF Holiday Classic)
W 81–64  7–4
January 9, 2010 4:00 PM ET Miami University Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 73–55  8–4 (1–0)
January 14, 2010 7:00 PM ET at Bowling Green Anderson ArenaBowling Green, OH W 68–65  9–4 (2–0)
January 17, 2010 2:00 PM ET Akron Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY W 79–65  10–4 (3–0)
January 20, 2010 7:00 PM ET at Kent State Memorial Athletic and Convocation CenterKent, OH L 89–54  10–5 (3–1)
January 23, 2010 2:00 PM ET at Ohio Convocation CenterAthens, OH Fox Sports Net, Time Warner Cable SportsNet L 99–77  10–6 (3–2)
January 28, 2010 7:00 PM ET Ball State Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet L 75–69  10–7 (3–3)
January 30, 2010 3:00 PM ET at Northern Illinois Convocation CenterDeKalb, IL W 95–83  11–7 (4–3)
February 1, 2010 7:00 PM ET Western Michigan Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY L 85–70  11–8 (4–4)
February 4, 2010 7:00 PM ET at Central Michigan Daniel P. Rose CenterMount Pleasant, MI L 88–82  11–9 (4–5)
February 6, 2010 7:00 PM ET at Toledo Savage ArenaToledo, OH W 65–59  12–9 (5–5)
February 10, 2010 7:00 PM ET Eastern Michigan Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY Time Warner Cable SportsNet W 84–67  13–9 (6–5)
February 13, 2010 12:00 PM ET Kent State Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY ESPNU W 70–55  14–9 (7–5)
February 17, 2010 7:00 PM ET Bowling Green Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY Time Warner Cable Sportsnet W 64–51  15–9 (8–5)
February 20, 2010* 2:00 PM ET at Saint Peter's Yanitelli CenterJersey City, NJ W 77–75 OT 16–9 (8–5)
February 24, 2010 7:00 PM ET at Akron James A. Rhodes ArenaAkron, OH L 77–67  16–10 (8–6)
February 27, 2010 7:00 PM ET Ohio Alumni Arena • Amherst, NY W 72–69  17–10 (9–6)
March 4, 2010 7:00 PM ET at Miami University Millett HallOxford, OH L 73–62  17–11 (9–7)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2009-10 Buffalo Bulls men's basketball". University at Buffalo. 2009-10-17. Archived from the original on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-17.