No. 21 Buffalo beats Milwaukee 96-77 at Belfast Classic
BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Jeremy Harris scored 21 points, Nick Perkins added 20 with nine rebounds, and No. 21 Buffalo beat Milwaukee 96-77 on Friday in the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic.
CJ Massinburg added 16 points as the Bulls improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1930-31 season.
Buffalo advanced to Saturday’s championship game in the Goliath bracket where they will meet San Francisco (7-0), a 76-58 winner over Stephen F. Austin.
The Bulls shot 14 of 33 (42 percent) from 3-point range while the Panthers went 6 for 28. Perkins was 4 of 5 from behind the arc and Massinburg 4 of 8, becoming the fourth player in school history to surpass 200 career 3-pointers.
Carson Warren-Newsome scored a career-high 26 points to lead Milwaukee (2-5). The Panthers will play Stephen F. Austin in the consolation game.
Buffalo used a 12-2 run to take a 43-32 lead into halftime. Milwaukee cut a 16-point deficit down to four with 8:45 remaining before the Bulls pulled away with a 17-4 run.