Buffalo 20 35 55
Drexel 24 28 52
Date of game: 12/29/2013

Recap: Drexel vs. Buffalo

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Javon McCrea netted a game-high 20 points as the Buffalo Bulls defeated the Drexel Dragons, 55-52, in a non- conference battle at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

McCrea also pulled down nine rebounds for the Bulls (6-4) as they notched their fifth consecutive victory. Will Regan grabbed 10 boards while Jarod Oldham dealt out eight assists.

Tavon Allen paced Drexel (8-4) with 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting from the floor. Chris Fouch scored 13 points, Frantz Mazzenat chipped in 10 points and Dartaye Ruffin corralled 12 rebounds. Fouch and Mazzenat combined to go 0- of-11 from beyond the arc.

Despite shooting just 28.6 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes of play, the Dragons managed to take a 24-20 lead into halftime. Buffalo trailed at the break after it connected on only 1-of-9 attempts from behind the 3- point line.

The Bulls heated up to shoot 46.7 percent from the field including a 3-of-7 clip from beyond the arc in the second period. Drexel let its lead slip away as it missed all seven of its 3-point field goal attempts after halftime.

Buffalo used strong interior play to earn the road win as it outrebounded Drexel, 46-40, and outscored the hosts, 28-24, in the paint.

Game Notes

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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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