Scores

Final

Buffalo 76

(14-19, 7-9 MAC)

Ball State 61

(15-15, 8-8 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

6:30 PM ET, March 13, 2013

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

1 2 T
BUFF 30 4676
BALL 36 2561

Top Performers

Buffalo: W. Regan 36 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Ball State: J. Scaife 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast

Buffalo 76, Ball St. 61

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Will Regan hit five 3-pointers en route to 36 points, and Buffalo defeated Ball State 76-61 Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Javon McCrea added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls (14-19), whose 74-72 overtime win against Central Michigan in the opening round snapped a two-game skid.

Ball State (15-15) built a 36-26 lead with 1:39 left to play in the opening frame. However, McCrea converted a layup on Buffalo's next possession, sparking a 29-8 run for the Bulls. Regan capped the run, which spanned nearly 8 minutes, with a 3-pointer.

McCrea and Regan hit back-to-back shots with just under 3 minutes left to give the Bulls their biggest lead, 74-54.

Buffalo made 16 of 25 shots and outscored Ball State 46-25 in the second half.

Jauwan Scaife scored 28 for fifth-seeded Ball State, which went 20-of-56 shooting. Majok Majok added 10 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
BALL
Points 76 61
FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 20-56 (.357)
3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 8-23 (.348)
FT Made-Attempted 19-22 (.864) 13-19 (.684)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 20 10

2012-13 Season

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