Emichigan 29 40 69
Buffalo 32 32 64
Date of game: 3/13/2014

Recap: Buffalo vs. Eastern Mich

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Karrington Ward had 19 points and seven rebounds as the Eastern Michigan Eagles narrowly defeated the Buffalo Bulls, 69-64, in the third round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena.

Mike Talley finished with 12 points for the sixth-seeded Eagles (21-13), who will go up against second-seeded Toledo on Friday in the semifinal round.

Joshua Freelove scored 26 points, while Will Regan registered a double-double with 16 and 10 boards for the third-seeded Bulls (19-10). Jarod Oldham added 10 points, while Javon McCrea filled his stat line with 13 rebounds, seven points, five assists and four blocked shots, but converted only 2-of-13 from the floor.

Buffalo shot just 31.3 percent from the field in the opening half, yet managed to make good on 8-of-16 from 3-point range, as it led 32-29 at intermission. EMU made 38.7 percent of its field goal attempts in the period.

The Eagles connected on 40.7 percent of their shots from the floor in the second period and went 14-of-19 at the free-throw line. With 7:09 remaining in regulation, the game was tied at 55-55 but the Eagles went on a 7-0 run to create some space and then held on for the victory.

EMU's bench outscored the Bulls' reserves, 19-2.

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.

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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