Scores

Final OT

Cent Michigan 72

(11-20, 4-12 MAC)

Buffalo 74

(13-19, 7-9 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, March 11, 2013

Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

1 2 OT T
CMU 26 41 572
BUFF 30 37 774

Top Performers

Central Michigan: K. Randall 31 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast

Buffalo: J. McCrea 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 4 Blk

Buffalo 74, Cent. Michigan 72

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Javon McCrea scored six of his 21 points in overtime as Buffalo defeated Central Michigan 74-72 Monday night in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

McCrea went 8-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Will Regan added 15 points, Tony Watson 14 and Raphell Thomas-Edwards came off the bench to score 10 for the eighth-seeded Bulls, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The game saw 18 lead changes in regulation before Kyle Randall's 3-pointer drew it to 67-all with 21 seconds left -- the 11th tie of the night.

Randall, who led ninth-seeded Central Michigan with 31 points, missed two straight layups and had a third blocked as part of a 0-for-5 overtime-opening shooting performance. McCrea, meanwhile, followed a jumper with a dunk to give Buffalo the lead for good.

Central Michigan made just 1 of 9 shots in overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CMU
BUFF
Points 72 74
FG Made-Attempted 26-63 (.413) 27-59 (.458)
3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 7-23 (.304)
FT Made-Attempted 12-14 (.857) 13-17 (.765)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 7

2012-13 Season

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