Buffalo vs Central Michigan

Buffalo 66, Cent. Michigan 62


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Javon McCrea scored 16 points leading four Buffalo players in double figures, and the Bulls won their seventh straight game by beating Central Michigan 66-62 Wednesday night.

McCrea also had 10 rebounds for Buffalo (15-6, 8-2 Mid-American). Mitchell Watt scored 15 points, Zach Filzen had 12 points and Auraum Nuiriankh scored 11 for the Bulls, who have won four MAC road games in a row for the first time.

Olivier Mbaigoto scored 18 to lead all scorers for the Chippewas (7-16, 2-8), who have lost eight in a row after winning their first two MAC games. Three Central Michigan players - Austin Keel, Austin McBroom and Derek Jackson - scored 11 points.

Buffalo outrebounded the Chippewas 48-27 and held CMU to 32 percent shooting from the field, but the Bulls struggled at the free-throw line, making just 10 of 23 attempts, to keep it close.

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Buffalo Bulls
J. McCrea, F297-112-4103316
M. Watt, F265-125-771415
J. Oldham, G361-61-48633
Z. Filzen, G244-70-010112
A. Nuiriankh, G234-90-042011
T. Watson II200-30-02020
D. Barnett172-42-44127
T. Robinson141-20-01042
C. Downing70-00-22000
X. Ford40-10-23000
Totals 24-5510-2348131966
Central Michigan Chippewas
O. Mbaigoto, F356-114-540418
A. Coimbra, F301-102-31044
D. Jackson, G354-132-230011
A. McBroom, G282-95-623211
T. Zeigler, G152-30-01314
F. Craddock190-33-45123
J. Morris120-00-01300
A. Keel113-52-310211
J. Harden70-00-00040
A. Barnes50-00-00010
Z. Saylor30-20-01000
Totals 18-5618-2327102062
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W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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