Buffalo 65
Bowlinggrn 76
Date of game: 3/8/2013

Recap: Bowling Green vs. Buffalo

Bowling Green, OH (Sports Network) - Jordon Crawford netted 26 points and swiped four steals as the Bowling Green Falcons closed out the regular season in style with a 76-65 win over the Buffalo Bulls in a Mid-American Conference bout at the Stroh Center.

Crawford shot 9-of-13 from the floor for BGSU (13-18, 7-9 MAC), which snapped a two-game losing skid. A'uston Calhoun and Cameron Black chipped in 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Cameron Downing came off the bench to score 17 points for Buffalo (12-19, 7-9), which ends the regular season having lost four of five. Javon McCrea had 15 points, Tony Watson tallied 14 points and six assists, and Jarryn Skeete poured in 13 points for the visitors.

Buffalo outshot BGSU from the field in the first half, 57.7 percent to 42.4 percent, but its lead was just three, 35-32, heading into intermission. The Falcons kept the game close by forcing eight turnovers and collecting nine offensive rebounds in the opening stanza.

BGSU improved its field goal efficiency to 57.7 percent after the break as it took control of the contest. Crawford scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half.

The Falcons outscored the Bulls in the paint, 44-26.

Game Notes

Mountain West teams have edge in early bowl matchups

The Mountain West Conference has struggled in bowl games the last two years with a 6-7 record both straight up and against the spread. However, five of those 13 games were against Pac-12 teams.

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