Central Michigan vs Buffalo

Buffalo 91, Cent. Michigan 73


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Cameron Downing came off the bench to score a season-high 21 points, and he and Javon McCrea each made 8 of 10 shots to lead Buffalo to a 91-73 Mid-American Conference victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday night.

Auraum Nuiriankh had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls (8-13, 3-4). He made just 2 of 10 shots, but was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line, including all 10 of his attempts in the second half. McCrea finished with 17 points.

Buffalo shot 61.5 percent (16 of 26) in the first half to take a 43-30 halftime lead against the Chippewas (9-11, 2-5), who shot 34.6 percent (9 of 26) in the opening 20 minutes.

The Bulls, who had a 39-22 advantage on the boards, never led by less than nine points in the second half.

Kyle Randall scored 23 points and Blake Hibbitts 17 to lead Central Michigan.

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Central Michigan Chippewas
J. Simons, F283-81-14028
O. Mbaigoto, F151-34-52026
K. Randall, G367-167-924123
C. Fowler, G232-32-24446
A. Keel, G132-81-10115
B. Hibbitts255-74-430117
A. Stewart170-00-01010
D. Richardson161-30-22142
F. Craddock151-41-10254
S. Krannitz111-30-01012
Z. Saylor10-20-01100
Totals 23-5720-2522132273
Buffalo Bulls
J. McCrea, F318-101-182317
W. Regan, F173-61-23317
T. Watson II, G374-60-064111
A. Nuiriankh, G352-1012-12105318
J. Skeete, G323-54-433512
C. Downing238-105-642421
R. Sebuharara111-10-01103
X. Ford91-30-13112
R. Thomas-Edwards50-10-01010
Totals 30-5223-2639211991
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Ball St.10-821-14179
C. Michigan10-817-16155
N. Illinois9-921-12136
E. Michigan9-918-15113
W. Michigan7-1113-19203
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