Scores

Final

Ohio 72

(22-8, 13-2 MAC)

Buffalo 69

(12-18, 7-8 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2013

Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

1 2 T
OHIO 42 3072
BUFF 37 3269

Top Performers

Ohio: D. Cooper 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Buffalo: J. McCrea 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio 72, Buffalo 69

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- D.J. Cooper reached a pair of milestones for Ohio in a 24-point performance that included the winning 3-pointer in a 72-69 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

Cooper hit 5 of 10 3-pointers to become the all-time leader with 264 for the Bobcats (22-8, 13-2 Mid-American Conference), breaking a tie with Tommy Freeman (2008-11). The senior guard also surpassed the 2,000-point mark in his career, reaching 2,018.

Cooper's 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining, which made it 70-69, capped Ohio's comeback from a 69-63 deficit with 3:51 to play.

Ohio had led by nine, 60-51, with 9 minutes left before the Bulls (12-18, 7-8) ran off 12 consecutive points.

Buffalo led 12-2 after less than 3 minutes of play, but the Bobcats came back to lead 42-37 at halftime.

Will Regan scored 20 points and Javon McCrea 19 for Buffalo, which also got 11 points and 11 rebounds from Tony Watson.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OHIO
BUFF
Points 72 69
FG Made-Attempted 29-60 (.483) 26-53 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 4-12 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 13-18 (.722)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 9 10

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 9, 2013 @OHIO 86, BUFF 68Recap
» Mar 5, 2013 OHIO 72, @BUFF 69Recap

Research Notes

D.J. Cooper of Ohio had 24 points tonight giving him 2,018 points for his career. He becomes the first Division I player in history with at least 2,000 points, 900 assists, 600 rebounds and 300 steals in a career.

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