Ohio vs Buffalo

Ohio 88, Buffalo 77


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Walter Offutt scored a career-high 23 points and D.J. Cooper added 20 as Ohio defeated Buffalo 88-77 Wednesday night to move into a three-way tie for second place in the Mid-American Conference.

Offutt hit five 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds, while Cooper had eight assists and four steals for the Bobcats (22-6, 9-4), who are tied with the Bulls (16-9, 9-4) and Kent State. The league's top two teams get byes into the conference tournament semifinals.

Nick Kellogg scored eight of his season-high 15 points during a stretch early in the second half when Ohio outscored Buffalo 10-0 to take a 49-39 lead.

Ivo Baltic and T.J. Hall had nine rebounds each for Ohio, which had a 42-34 edge on the boards over Buffalo, the nation's fourth-ranked team in rebounding margin.

Mitchell Watt led Buffalo with 19 points, Javon McCrea added 15 and Titus Robinson 14.

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Ohio Bobcats
I. Baltic, F314-111-29149
J. Smith, F121-10-02052
W. Offutt, G378-132-272023
D. Cooper, G334-169-938020
N. Kellogg, G264-105-512115
T. Hall243-83-39229
R. Keely164-110-03058
T. Goard110-10-00000
S. Taylor101-40-02112
Totals 29-7520-2142161888
Buffalo Bulls
M. Watt, F316-77-873219
J. McCrea, F297-81-352115
J. Oldham, G303-60-03458
Z. Filzen, G284-130-011111
A. Nuiriankh, G70-00-01010
D. Barnett322-80-04225
T. Watson II221-72-24115
T. Robinson183-48-1051314
C. Downing30-20-02000
Totals 26-5518-2334141677
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green0-03-1118
Kent St.0-03-1336
Miami (Ohio)0-03-1211
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E. Michigan0-04-0110
C. Michigan0-02-1294
W. Michigan0-02-3265
N. Illinois0-01-2345
Ball St.0-01-3227
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