BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tony Watson scored 24 points and Javon McCrea had a double-double as Buffalo ended Toledo's five-game winning streak with a 75-60 victory Wednesday night.
McCrea had 14 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Bulls (10-15, 5-6 Mid-American Conference), who have won their last six games against the Rockets (11-11, 7-4).
Jarryn Skeete added 17 points for Buffalo, which outshot Toledo 51.9 percent (27 of 52) to 32.4 percent (22 of 68).
Trailing 22-21, Buffalo outscored Toledo 14-3 over the final 6:32 of the first half to take a 35-25 lead. McCrea had three layups during the run.
The Bulls' lead never dipped below double figures in the second half.
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