Buffalo vs. Ball State: Recap and Stats

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Buffalo vs. Ball State: Recap and Stats
Buffalo 66
(7-12, 3-7 away)
Ball State 63
(7-10, 5-5 home)
Venue: Worthen Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Buffalo 29 37 66
Ball State 31 32 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Buffalo J McCrea 17 J McCrea 7 J Oldham 4
Ball State J Berry 12 M Majok 10 M Posley 2

On Wednesday, January 23rd, Ball State took on Buffalo and suffered a heartbreaking loss against the Bulls 66-63 in conference play. Majok Majok put up 13 points and six rebounds in the loss. Jauwan Scaife had a team-high 18 points and added four rebounds. Javon McCrea picked up his third straight game with 21 points or more for the Bulls, scoring a game-high 24 points on 83% shooting in 29 minutes. Javon McCrea finished with a game-high 24 points and seven rebounds for the Bulls. Ball State (7-10, 1-4 MAC) gets Miami (OH) (7-10, 2-3 MAC) on the road on Saturday, January 26th.

Ball State Game Notes

  • Ball State started 7-10 during the 2005 and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • Ball State has lost 88% of the time this season (1-7) after recording 11 or fewer assists.
  • Ball State has lost 82% of the time this season (2-9) after committing 15 or more turnovers.
  • When the opposition records 15 or more free throws made this season, Ball State has lost 78% of the time (2-7).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 45.8% or better this season, Ball State has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • When the opposition records 15 or more assists this season, Ball State has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • BallSt set a season low for blocks.
  • The Cardinals have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • This is the 3rd loss of the season where the Cardinals opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--BallSt has a 1.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Jauwan Scaife and Majok Majok) accounted for 49.2% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Matt Kamieniecki and Majok Majok) accounted for 42.4% of the rebounds.
  • Jauwan Scaife has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 17 games this season.
  • Matt Kamieniecki has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 17 games this season.
  • Jauwan Scaife has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Majok Majok has 4 straight double-digit point games.

Buffalo Game Notes

  • The Bulls won this one, but have lost 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Buffalo has lost 25 close games.
  • Javon McCrea accounted for 36.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Javon McCrea and Jarryn Skeete) accounted for 43.3% of the rebounds.
  • Javon McCrea has led the team in scoring 15 times and in rebounding 10 times in 19 games this season.
  • This marks the 15th 20-point game of Javon McCrea's career.
  • Javon McCrea has 3 straight 20+ point games.
UB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJavon McCrea292471028
B+Tony Watson II39917102
B+Will Regan321731101
B-Xavier Ford7431002
B-R. Thomas-Edwards14231000
CJarryn Skeete36163202
CA. Nuiriankh14630003
CCameron Downing12310000
D+C. Raley-Ross12021000
-R. Sebuharara5000001
BallSt PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMajok Majok191361203
B+Jauwan Scaife321841102
B+M. Kamieniecki27982002
BJesse Berry33935001
BChris Bond29841402
CMarcus Posley15501101
D+Tyler Koch19040102
-Bo Calhoun5010000
DZach Fields21110102

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