Buffalo vs Ball State

Buffalo 76, Ball St. 61


CLEVELAND (AP) - Will Regan hit five 3-pointers en route to 36 points, and Buffalo defeated Ball State 76-61 Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Javon McCrea added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls (14-19), whose 74-72 overtime win against Central Michigan in the opening round snapped a two-game skid.

Ball State (15-15) built a 36-26 lead with 1:39 left to play in the opening frame. However, McCrea converted a layup on Buffalo's next possession, sparking a 29-8 run for the Bulls. Regan capped the run, which spanned nearly 8 minutes, with a 3-pointer.

McCrea and Regan hit back-to-back shots with just under 3 minutes left to give the Bulls their biggest lead, 74-54.

Buffalo made 16 of 25 shots and outscored Ball State 46-25 in the second half.

Jauwan Scaife scored 28 for fifth-seeded Ball State, which went 20-of-56 shooting. Majok Majok added 10 points.

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Buffalo (14-19) «304676
Ball State (15-15)362561

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Buffalo Bulls
W. Regan, F3811-179-952336
J. McCrea, F296-166-8113318
T. Watson II, G391-42-21815
J. Skeete, G381-60-16443
A. Nuiriankh, G90-10-00030
R. Thomas-Edwards313-70-03218
C. Downing122-22-21026
C. Raley-Ross40-00-01000
Totals 24-5319-2231191776
Ball State Cardinals
C. Bond, F325-90-094110
M. Kamieniecki, F251-53-44245
M. Majok, C353-84-680110
J. Scaife, G3510-221-211128
M. Posley, G170-40-02110
J. Berry291-85-72128
T. Koch140-00-01150
B. Calhoun100-00-04100
Z. Fields30-00-01000
C. Brogna00-00-00000
Totals 20-5613-1937111561
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-722-14142
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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