Central Michigan vs. Buffalo: Recap and Stats

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Central Michigan vs. Buffalo: Recap and Stats
Central Michigan 73
(9-11, 3-8 away)
Buffalo 91
(8-13, 5-5 home)
Venue: Alumni Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Central Michigan 30 43 73
Buffalo 43 48 91
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Central Michigan K Randall 23 J Simons 4 K Randall 4
Buffalo C Downing 21 A Nuiriankh 10 A Nuiriankh 5

On Wednesday, January 30th, Buffalo took on Central Michigan and easily took down the Chippewas 91-73 in conference action. Auraum Nuiriankh got a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, earning a double-double. Cameron Downing also had an outstanding outing, scoring a career-high 21 points and adding four rebounds. For the Chippewas, Kyle Randall got a game-high 23 points and four assists. The next game will be on Saturday, February 2nd when Buffalo (8-13, 3-4 MAC) goes to Western Michigan (13-7, 5-2 MAC).

Buffalo Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 1:02 left to go.
  • UB beat the spread by 11.5 points. That makes the 7th time this season the Bulls have beaten the spread.
  • The Bulls have won 100% of the time this season (4-0) after recording 30 or more field goals made.
  • The Bulls set season highs for field goal percentage and total points.
  • The last time UB had a field goal percentage of 57.7% or higher was Feb 19, 2011 against Milwaukee.
  • The Bulls have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past 5 games.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--UB has a 4.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Cameron Downing and Auraum Nuiriankh) accounted for 42.8% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Auraum Nuiriankh and Javon McCrea) accounted for 46.1% of the rebounds.
  • Auraum Nuiriankh has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 21 games this season.
  • Auraum Nuiriankh recorded the 3rd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Auraum Nuiriankh recorded a double-double. It was the 2nd of his career.
  • Auraum Nuiriankh had career highs with 18 points, 12 free throws made, and 5 assists.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Jarryn Skeete.
  • Javon McCrea has 9 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 1st 20-point game of Cameron Downing's career.

Central Michigan Game Notes

  • Central Michigan lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This loss extended the Chippewas losing streak to 3 games.
  • Kyle Randall accounted for 31.5% of the team's points.
  • Kyle Randall has led the team in scoring 15 times in 20 games this season.
  • John Simons has led the team in rebounding 7 times in 20 games this season.
  • This marks the 7th 20-point game of Kyle Randall's career.
  • Kyle Randall has 15 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Finis Craddock.
CMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AKyle Randall362324304
BBlake Hibbitts251730202
B-Chris Fowler23644003
B-Finis Craddock15402200
C+John Simons28840200
CAustin Keel13501000
CO. Mbaigoto15620002
CD. Richardson Jr.16221101
D+S. Krannitz11210000
DAustin Stewart17010000
UB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+A. Nuiriankh3518105212
A+Cameron Downing232142001
A+Tony Watson II371164000
AJavon McCrea311782126
AWill Regan17733011
BJarryn Skeete321233103
C+Xavier Ford9231102
C-R. Sebuharara11311002
-R. Thomas-Edwards5010002

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