Buffalo 68
Ohiou 86
Date of game: 1/9/2013

Recap: Ohio vs. Buffalo

Athens, OH (Sports Network) - D.J. Cooper recorded 21 points for the Ohio University Bobcats as they handled the visiting Buffalo Bulls, 86-68, in a Mid-American Conference matchup at the Convocation Center.

Cooper made good on 5-of-6 three-point attempts and also dished out a game- high seven assists for the Bobcats (10-5, 1-0 MAC), who have won two in a row. Reggie Kelly was the only other Ohio player to score in double-figures with 19 points. Jon Smith led the team on the glass with seven rebounds coming off the bench.

Javon McCrea and Jarryn Skeete scored 13 points each while McCrea also contributed six rebounds and four blocks for the Bulls (5-10, 0-1), who have lost three of their last four games. Will Regan added 11 points and six rebounds while Xavier Ford grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

The Bobcats led 53-31 at halftime after putting on a spectacular performance from the field, hitting on 64.5 percent of their shots including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.

Buffalo outscored Ohio, 37-33, in the second half after the Bobcats cooled off to convert just 37.5 percent from the field. The Bulls narrowed the deficit by sinking 17 free throws after the break, but it was not enough to erase the 22- point halftime deficit.

The Bulls turned the ball over 17 times and shot 38.2 percent from the floor while Ohio had 10 turnovers and shot 50.8 percent.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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