In addition to their record-tying three-point shooting, the Buffs out-rebounded the Savage Storm by an outstanding 51-23 margin.
Tyler Cooper, Keon Grant and the rest of the Buffs came out firing in the opening 20 minutes of action, as WT produced 10 three-point baskets with both Cooper and Grant each draining four buckets from long distance to help WT put up a season high for points in a half to head to the locker room leading 48-21.
During the period, the Buffs torched the nets with a 55.9 shooting percentage which included a 10-of-18 mark (55.6 percentage) from beyond three point range. Even as the Buffs offense was rolling at an incredible pace, the WT defense remained strong forcing 10 turnovers by the Savage Storm and limiting them to a 33.3 shooting percentage from the floor.
After the intermission, the Buffs did not continue the torrid shooting pace they had set in the game's first stanza, but they did maintain their intensity on the defensive end and their stranglehold on the game. The Buffs started the second period on a 6-0 run opening the half and did not allow a point by Southeastern Oklahoma State until the 14:28 mark.
Senior Robert Lee highlighted four Buffs in double-figure scoring for the game, scoring 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while junior point guard Kyle Shields contributed 13 points on four field goals and a perfect 4-of-4 mark from the free throw line. Cooper and Grant each finished with 12 points apiece.
With the win, the Buffs improve to 8-4 on the season, while the Savage Storm, who never led in Thursday's contest, fell for the sixth time in their last seven games and drop to 3-8 on the year.
The Buffs look to continue their hot play this Saturday when they host Lone Star Conference crossover opponent East Central in a 4 p.m. contest at the First United Bank Center.
Article Courtesy: www.gobuffsgo.com