Scores

Final

Buffalo 68

(5-10, 0-1 MAC)

Ohio 86

(10-5, 1-0 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

1 2 T
BUFF 31 3768
OHIO 53 3386

Top Performers

Buffalo: J. McCrea 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

Ohio: D. Cooper 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

Ohio 86, Buffalo 68

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- D.J. Cooper scored 21 points and Reggie Keely added 19 to help Ohio beat Buffalo 86-68 Wednesday night in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

Cooper made 7 of 9 shots from the field, including a season-high five 3-pointers, and dished out seven assists for Ohio, which is averaging 25 assists over its last five games.

Keely, who hit 6 of 10 shot attempts, converted a season-high seven free throws. His shot from the stripe with 1:52 left in the first half gave Ohio (10-5, 1-0) a 48-31 advantage and Cooper hit a 3-pointer and two free throws to give the Bobcats a 53-31 lead at the break.

Ohio extended its lead to 64-36 on another trey from Cooper.

The Bobcats shot 50.8 percent (32 of 63) from the field and hit 9 of 18 3-point attempts.

Javon McCrea and Jarryn Skeete scored 13 apiece for Buffalo (5-10, 0-1).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
OHIO
Points 68 86
FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 32-63 (.508)
3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 9-18 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 21-33 (.636) 13-18 (.722)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 34

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 9, 2013 @OHIO 86, BUFF 68Recap
Mar 5, 2013 OHIO 72, @BUFF 69Recap