BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Javon McCrea scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Buffalo defeated Division II West Virginia Wesleyan 80-60 on Saturday.
McCrea shot 5 of 9 from the field and split his rebounds evenly with seven offensive and seven defensive in the first win for the Bulls (1-2). Will Regan, Joshua Freelove, Jarod Oldham and Xavier Ford all scored in double digits. Buffalo shot 4 of 15 (26.7 percent) from behind the arc.
The Bulls pushed out to a 40-27 lead at the half, and outscored West Virginia Wesleyan (1-3) by just seven points in the final 20 minutes. The Bobcats shot 11 of 30 (36.7 percent) from 3-point range, and Brett Ervin led the Bobcats with 14 points -- hitting 4 of 8 from behind the arc.
Both teams were evenly matched on the boards -Buffalo finished with 33 rebounds and the Bobcats finished with 32.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
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