Scores

Final

Buffalo 55

(6-4, 1-2 away)

Drexel 52

(8-4, 3-1 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 29, 2013

John A Daskalakis Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
BUFF 20 3555
DREX 24 2852

Top Performers

Buffalo: J. McCrea 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Drexel: D. Ruffin 6 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

McCrea's hot hand leads Buffalo over Drexel 55-52

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Javon McCrea scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Buffalo defeated Drexel 55-52 in a see-saw contest on Sunday.

Neither team shot particularly well in the low-scoring game that saw eight ties and 13 lead changes. McCrea shot 8 of 13 from the field and made more than a third of his team's field goals. The Bulls (6-4) shot 21 of 59 from the field while Drexel (8-4) connected on 19 of 58.

McCrea scored 16 points after halftime, including two quick buckets to give Buffalo a 28-27 lead. The lead changed hands nine times in the second half. A 7-1 run with consecutive buckets from McCrea and Joshua Freelove, plus a 3-pointer from Shannon Evans, put the Bulls up for keeps at 49-44 with 4:46 to play.

Allen Tavon led Drexel with 14 points and scored the only 3-pointer in 14 team tries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
DREX
Points 55 52
FG Made-Attempted 21-59 (.356) 19-58 (.328)
3P Made-Attempted 4-16 (.250) 1-14 (.071)
FT Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 13-20 (.650)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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