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, Buffalo got by Ball State 66-63 in MAC action. Javon McCrea recorded his third straight game with 21 points or more for the Bulls, scoring a game-high 24 points on 83% shooting in 29 minutes. The Bulls were led by Javon McCrea, who put up a game-high 24 points plus seven rebounds. Tony Watson II had nine points. Majok Majok finished with 13 points and six rebounds for the Cardinals. Buffalo (8-12, 2-3 MAC) gets Akron (14-4, 5-0 MAC) on the road on Saturday, January 26th.

Buffalo Game Notes

  • UB beat the spread by 2.0 points. That makes the 5th time this season the Bulls have beaten the spread.
  • The Bulls have won 2 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Buffalo has won 27 close games.
  • This season Buffalo has won 80% of the time (4-1) when Will Regan has 5 field goals made or more.
  • This is the 3rd win of the season where the Bulls came back after being down at halftime.
  • 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.

Ball State Game Notes

  • Ball State lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This loss extended the Cardinals losing streak to 4 games.
  • 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 5 times in 17 games this season.
  • Matt Kamieniecki has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 17 games this season.
  • Jauwan Scaife has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Majok Majok has 4 straight double-digit 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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