Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 73

(9-11, 2-5 MAC)

Buffalo 91

(8-13, 3-4 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 30, 2013

    Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    CMU 30 4373
    BUFF 43 4891

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: K. Randall 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Buffalo: A. Nuiriankh 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Buffalo 91, Cent. Michigan 73

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Cameron Downing came off the bench to score a season-high 21 points, and he and Javon McCrea each made 8 of 10 shots to lead Buffalo to a 91-73 Mid-American Conference victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night.

    Auraum Nuiriankh had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls (8-13, 3-4). He made just 2 of 10 shots, but was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line, including all 10 of his attempts in the second half. McCrea finished with 17 points.

    Buffalo shot 61.5 percent (16 of 26) in the first half to take a 43-30 halftime lead against the Chippewas (9-11, 2-5), who shot 34.6 percent (9 of 26) in the opening 20 minutes.

    The Bulls, who had a 39-22 advantage on the boards, never led by less than nine points in the second half.

    Kyle Randall scored 23 points and Blake Hibbitts 17 to lead Central Michigan.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    BUFF
    Points 73 91
    FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 30-52 (.577)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-29 (.241) 8-19 (.421)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-25 (.800) 23-26 (.885)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2012-13 Season

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