Buffalo 79
Miaohio 71
Date of game: 2/16/2013

Recap: Miami-Ohio vs. Buffalo

Oxford, OH (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 31 points from Tony Watson, the Buffalo Bulls held on to defeat the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 79-71, in a Mid- American Conference tilt at Millett Hall.

Watson shot 10-of-14 from the field, including 6-of-9 from 3-point range for Buffalo (11-15, 6-6 MAC) while also handing out six assists with no turnovers. Javon McCrea scored 20 points on 9-of-14 from the field, while Auraum Nuiriankh chipped in 11 points for the Bulls, who have won three straight for the first time all season.

For Miami (8-16, 3-9), Drew McGhee netted 13 points, while Will Felder and Allen Roberts poured in 10 points apiece. The RedHawks have dropped four in a row and eight of their last nine.

Both teams shot well from the field in the first half, with Miami draining 63.2 percent of its attempts from the floor and Buffalo shooting 50 percent. The Bulls ended the period on an 8-1 run to take a 39-36 lead into intermission.

Buffalo extended its advantage to as many as 12 in the second half, but the RedHawks wouldn't go quietly, climbing back to make their deficit just one, 70-69, with 1:26 to play. The Bulls closed out the game strong however, shooting 7-of-7 from the foul line in the final minute to seal their fate.

Buffalo shot 7-of-18 from 3-point range in the game, while Miami was only 3- of-9 from beyond the arc.

Game Notes

Winston cleared of FSU conduct violations

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was found not to have violated the university's conduct code over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in December 2012.

NFL flexes Bengals-Steelers into primetime for Week 17

The NFL announced Sunday night that the AFC North showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers will be the NBC primetime game for Week 17.

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.

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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