Scores

Final

Buffalo 60

(8-14, 3-5 MAC)

W Michigan 71

(14-7, 6-2 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013

    University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    BUFF 31 2960
    WMU 31 4071

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: J. McCrea 22 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Western Michigan: S. Whittington 23 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Stl

    W. Michigan 71, Buffalo 60

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Shayne Whittington scored 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had four steals to lead Western Michigan past Buffalo 71-60 on Saturday night.

    Darius Paul had 15 points and eight rebounds, David Brown chipped in with 13 and Western Michigan (14-7, 6-2 Mid-American) out-rebounded the Bulls 40-30 while forcing Buffalo to commit 20 turnovers. The Broncos were 21 of 32 from the free-throw line.

    Tony Watson hit a pair of free throws mid-way through the second half to cut Western Michigan's lead to one, 43-42, but the Broncos responded with a 28-18 run the rest of the game to secure the win.

    Watson ended his night with 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Bulls.

    Javon McCrea had 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, pulled 10 rebounds and had two assists to lead Buffalo (8-14, 3-5), which shot 41.2 percent from the field and was 6 of 20 from beyond the arc.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    WMU
    Points 60 71
    FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 24-56 (.429)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 2-9 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-21 (.571) 21-32 (.656)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 11

    2012-13 Season

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