Central Michigan vs. Buffalo: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Central Michigan vs. Buffalo: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Central Michigan 72
(11-20, 4-14 away)
Buffalo 74
(13-19, 9-7 home)
Venue: Alumni Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 11, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Central Michigan 26 41 72
Buffalo 30 37 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Central Michigan K Randall 31 B Hibbitts 8 C Fowler 9
Buffalo J McCrea 21 A Nuiriankh 8 T Watson II 6

On Monday, Mar. 11, Buffalo took on Central Michigan and won a nail-biter over the Chippewas 74-72 in overtime in the first round of the MAC Tournament. With a record of 2-0, the Bulls remain undefeated against Central Michigan this season. The Bulls were led by Javon McCrea, who got a team-high 21 points and eight rebounds (4 Blk 3 Stl). Will Regan had 15 points and added eight rebounds. Kyle Randall got his third straight game with 23 points or more for the Chippewas, scoring a game-high 31 points in 45 minutes. Central Michigan (11-20) finished the regular season 10th in the MAC with a 4-12 conference record.

Buffalo Game Notes

  • Buffalo has played in two overtime games this season. Over the last five seasons, the Bulls have played in 12 overtime games with a record of 5-7.
  • The Bulls have won four close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Buffalo is 29-29 in close games.
  • This season Buffalo has won 75 percent of the time (6-2) when Will Regan has 15 points or more and 86 percent of the time (6-1) when Jarryn Skeete has six rebounds or more.
  • Buffalo has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--UB has a 4.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (Javon McCrea and Will Regan) accounted for 48.6 percent of the points.
  • Javon McCrea has led the team in scoring in 21 out of 32 games this season.
  • Will Regan has led the team in rebounding in five out of 32 games this season.
  • Tony Watson II has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Auraum Nuiriankh had a career high with four blocks.
  • This marks the 20th 20-point game of Javon McCrea's career.
  • Javon McCrea has 20 straight double-digit point games.

Central Michigan Game Notes

  • The Chippewas have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Central Michigan is 28-33 in close games.
  • Chris Fowler recorded a team season high in steals with five.
  • Kyle Randall accounted for 43.0 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Blake Hibbitts and Kyle Randall) accounted for 48.3 percent of the rebounds.
  • Kyle Randall has led the team in scoring 24 times in 31 games this season.
  • Blake Hibbitts has led the team in rebounding seven times in 31 games this season.
  • This marks the 15th 20-point game of Kyle Randall's career.
  • Kyle Randall has three straight 20+ point games.
CMU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Kyle Randall453171003
AChris Fowler391319503
BBlake Hibbitts40880011
B-O. Mbaigoto18541000
B-John Simons27920000
C+Finis Craddock19420110
C-D. Richardson Jr.19220011
DAustin Keel13001000
-Zach Saylor5000001
UB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Javon McCrea362182345
AWill Regan411581010
AA. Nuiriankh37585140
AR. Thomas-Edwards131040000
B+Tony Watson II451446104
CJarryn Skeete40661005
DCameron Downing13300001

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