NCAA Game Summary - Central Michigan at Buffalo|
(Wednesday, January 30)
Final Score: Buffalo 91, Central Michigan 73
Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Cameron Downing led five Bulls in double-
figures with 21 points as Buffalo completed a 91-73 rout of the Central
Michigan Chippewas in Mid-American Conference action at Alumni Arena.
Auraum Nuiriankh went 2-of-10 from the field, but made up for it by sinking
all 12 of his free-throw attempts on his way to a double-double of 18 points
and 10 rebounds for Buffalo (8-13, 3-4 MAC). Javon McCrea tallied 17 points
and eight rebounds, while Jarryn Skeete and Tony Watson scored 12 and 11
points, respectively, to help the Bulls to their third win in four outings.
Kyle Randall paced CMU (9-11, 2-5) with 23 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the
field. Blake Hibbitts chimed in with 17 points off the bench as the Chippewas
suffered their third loss in a row.
CMU came out of the gate cold and hit just 34.6 percent of its field goal
tries before the break. While the visitors struggled, the Bulls converted
61-.5 percent of their shots from the floor, including 6-of-12 from 3-point
range, to take a 43-30 edge into the intermission.
The Chippewas improved after halftime to hit 45.2 percent of their attempts
from the field, but Buffalo drained 18-of-21 at the charity stripe over the
final 20 minutes to extend its advantage.
The Bulls held a sizeable, 39-22 edge in total rebounds and outscored CMU,
42-30, in the paint to capture the victory.
01/30 21:50:44 ET