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.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.