Buffalo vs. Kent State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Buffalo vs. Kent State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Buffalo 68
(14-20, 5-13 away)
Kent State 70
(20-12, 12-6 home)
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Buffalo 32 36 68
Kent State 30 40 70
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Buffalo T Watson II 23 T Watson II 11 T Watson II 5
Kent State C Evans 25 C Evans 15 K Brewer 2

On Thursday, Mar. 14, Buffalo suffered a heartbreaking loss against Kent State 70-68 in the quarterfinals of the MAC Tournament. The Bulls are now 0-3 against Kent State this season. Tony Watson II earned a double-double in a losing effort including a team-high 23 points and 11 rebounds. Javon McCrea had 20 points and added four rebounds. Chris Evans recorded a double-double for the Golden Flashes on a game-high 25 points and 15 rebounds. Buffalo (14-20) finished the regular season eighth in the MAC with a 7-9 record in conference play. To get to the quarterfinals, Buffalo defeated Central Michigan (74-72) and Ball State (76-61).

Buffalo Game Notes

  • UB beat the spread by one points. That makes the 14th time this season the Bulls have beaten the spread.
  • The Bulls have been unlucky nine times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Buffalo is 29-30 in close games.
  • The Bulls have lost 91 percent of the time this season (1-10) after having a field goal percentage of 39.0 percent or worse.
  • Buffalo has lost 77 percent of the time this season (3-10) after recording 13 or fewer assists.
  • When the opposition records 38 or more rebounds this season, Buffalo has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • When the opposition records 25 or more field goals made this season, Buffalo has lost 83 percent of the time (2-10).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 49.0 percent or better this season, Buffalo has lost 80 percent of the time (1-4).
  • UB set a season low for turnovers (eight).
  • This is the sixth loss of the season where the Bulls opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Tony Watson II accounted for 33.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Tony Watson II accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Tony Watson II has led the team in scoring six times and in rebounding 3 times in 34 games this season.
  • This marks the fourth 20-point game of Tony Watson II's career.
  • Tony Watson II recorded a double-double. It was the second of his career.
  • Tony Watson II had career highs with 11 rebounds and 11 defensive rebounds.
  • Will Regan has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 21st 20-point game of Javon McCrea's career.
  • Javon McCrea has 22 straight double-digit point games.

Kent State Game Notes

  • The Golden Flashes won this one, but have lost five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Kent State is 42-24 in close games.
  • Chris Evans recorded a team season high in field goals made with 10, rebounds with 15, and defensive rebounds with 15.
  • Chris Evans accounted for 35.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Chris Evans accounted for 39.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Chris Evans has led the team in scoring 17 times and in rebounding 22 times in 32 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Chris Evans's career.
  • Chris Evans has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • Chris Evans recorded a double-double. It was his eighth this season and 10th of his career.
  • Chris Evans set career highs with 10 field goals made, 15 rebounds, and 15 defensive rebounds.
  • Randal Holt has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Darren Goodson has three straight double-digit point games.
UB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tony Watson II4023115202
AJavon McCrea282041111
B+Will Regan361441010
C+Jarryn Skeete40732102
C+A. Nuiriankh28342111
CCameron Downing13031011
DR. Thomas-Edwards12011001
-Xavier Ford3100000
KSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Chris Evans3825152202
B+Randal Holt371741001
B-Darren Goodson281241003
C+Mark Henniger19440112
CBryson Pope23421000
CKellon Thomas9220101
C-Melvin Tabb7030000
D+Kris Brewer31412103
-D. Manley8200000

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