Recap: Buffalo vs. Ohio
Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Maurice Ndour and Nick Kellogg scored 17 points each to lift the Ohio University Bobcats to a 73-70 decision over the Buffalo Bulls in a Mid-American Conference battle at Alumni Arena.
Javarez Willis tallied nine points and five assists for the Bobcats (18-7, 8-4 MAC), who also received eight points and nine rebounds courtesy of Jon Smith.
Javon McCrea led Buffalo (14-8, 8-4) with 18 points and eight rebounds. Shannon Evans contributed 13 points and six boards, while Joshua Freelove scored 10 points. Jarod Oldham dealt out a game-high six assists as the Bulls' three-game winning streak came to an end.
Ohio went into the intermission on top, 37-35, after it connected on 43.3 percent of its shots from the floor including a 5-of-14 clip from 3-point range. The Bulls made 44.8 percent of their field goal attempts, but hit on only 1-of-7 tries from beyond the arc in the first half.
The Bobcats improved to make 53.8 percent of their attempts from the field and limited Buffalo to 40.6 percent efficiency from the floor after the break. McCrea gave the Bulls a 70-69 lead with a dunk at the 2:23 mark of the second period, but Ohio did not allow another point the rest of the way.
Buffalo converted the Bobcats' 13 turnovers into 11 points, but it also was outscored, 27-12, from beyond the arc.Game Notes