BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Jordon Crawford scored 26 points as Bowling Green avenged an earlier loss to Buffalo with a 76-65 victory Friday night.
Bowling Green (13-18, 7-9 Mid-American Conference) fell to the Bulls 68-65 on Jan. 19 and trailed 35-32 at halftime Thursday. Cameron Black's three-point play put the Falcons ahead 43-42 with 14:42 left, launching an 8-0 run and putting Bowling Green ahead for good.
The win keeps Bowling Green eligible for the fifth seed and a first-round bye at the MAC tournament.
Crawford hit 9 of 13 from the field and 3 of 4 from 3-point range. A'uston Calhoun added 15 points and Black finished with 13.
Buffalo (12-19, 7-9) had won three straight in the rivalry. Cameron Downing paced the Bulls with 17 points off the bench. Javon McCrea added 15 points, surpassing Sam Pellom for sixth on the school's all-time scoring list. McCrea has 1,418 points for his career.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.