Local Roundup: No. 22 Buffalo Crushes Big Green

  • Buffalo guard Davonta Jordan (4) drives to the basket while defended by Dartmouth forward Chris Knight (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus) Adrian Kraus

  • Buffalo guard Dontay Caruthers, right, is defended by Dartmouth guard Brendan Barry during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus) Adrian Kraus

  • Buffalo guard Davonta Jordan reaches for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Dartmouth in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Buffalo beat Dartmouth 110-71. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus) Adrian Kraus

  • Buffalo guard Jeremy Harris, right, is defended by Dartmouth guard Ian Sistare during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Buffalo defeated Dartmouth 110-71. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus) Adrian Kraus

Published: 11/21/2018 10:29:31 PM
Modified: 11/21/2018 10:29:35 PM

Amherst, n.y. — Nick Perkins had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 22 Buffalo cruised to a 110-71 victory over the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team on Wednesday night.

Buffalo, playing without leading scorer C.J. Massinburg in its first game after a nine-day layoff, raced to a 15-0 lead in the first five minutes. Buffalo had a 26-point lead at halftime and never looked back.

Five players scored in double figures for Buffalo (4-0), which tied its record for points in a game since moving to Division I in 1994-95. The Bulls have won their first four games for the first time since 1986-87, when they were in Division III.

Ian Sistare scored 18 points for Dartmouth (3-2), all in the first half, and Chris Knight added 17.

Buffalo made its first five shots. Dartmouth, meanwhile, missed its first eight before Sistare converted inside, and the Big Green never recovered.

Dartmouth made a push to make the game competitive in the first half, pulling within 28-25, but Buffalo used its size and speed to get easy baskets. Ten different players scored in the first half as the Bulls built a 55-39 lead at the break.

Misc.

Dartmouth Tied for First In Graduation Success Rate

Hanover — Dartmouth was tied for first in the nation with a 99 percent graduation success rate for student-athletes who began their college careers in 2011, according to the NCAA’s annual student-athlete graduation success report released on Wednesday.

Dartmouth has been ranked in the top three slots each of the last eight years, earning the top spot nationally six of the past seven years.

Dartmouth had 18 of its 24 NCAA-sponsored teams post a perfect 100 percent GSR, and all varsity teams — including its non-NCAA-sponsored sports — were at or above 92 percent.

Of the other five schools that tied with Dartmouth atop the rankings, two came from the Ivy League (Columbia and Yale). All eight league schools had a GSR of at least 95 percent, the only Division I conference in the country that could boast that accomplishment.




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