Buffalo vs Ohio

Buffalo holds on to first with 69-64 win over Ohio


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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Javon McCrea scored 15 points as Buffalo used a balanced attack to protect first place in the Mid-American Conference with a 69-63 win over Ohio on Wednesday.

Joshua Freelove added 14 points, Jarod Oldham 13 and Will Regan 10 for the Bulls (17-8, 11-4), who began the night with a one-game lead over the Bobcats (19-9, 9-6) and Akron.

Nick Kellogg led Ohio with 18 points.

Buffalo only made 2 of 14 three-pointers while Ohio knocked down 8 of 22, three by Kellogg.

The Bulls led 42-27 at the half and pushed that to 17 before Ohio used a 12-0 run to get back in the game. The Bobcats got within two a couple times and trailed 65-64 with 1:10 to play before McCrea and Shannon Evans converted two free throws apiece in the final minute. However, Buffalo was only 13 of 23 from the line.

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Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron5-015-349
Ohio3-211-5141
Buffalo2-38-10179
Kent St.1-49-9250
Miami (Ohio)1-48-10283
Bowling Green1-47-11261
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E. Michigan4-112-6116
N. Illinois4-112-6201
Ball St.3-212-6242
Toledo3-210-8140
W. Michigan2-36-11228
C. Michigan1-411-7149
 
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