Scores

Final

Akron 90

(17-9, 9-4 MAC)

Buffalo 96

(15-8, 9-4 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, February 19, 2014

    Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

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    AKR 42 4890
    BUFF 48 4896

    Top Performers

    Akron: D. Treadwell 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Buffalo: J. McCrea 20 Pts, 13 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Blk

    Buffalo beats Akron 96-90, ties for MAC lead

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Joshua Freelove scored a career-high 21 points and Javon McCrea and Jarod Oldham added 20 apiece as Buffalo held off Akron 96-90 on Wednesday.

    The Bulls (15-8, 9-4, Mid-American Conference) shot 63.3 percent to move into a tie with the Zips (17-9, 9-4) atop the East Division standings.

    McCrea, who moved within 19 points of the school career scoring record, also had 13 rebounds as the Bulls had a 34-24 on the glass and contributed a career-high eight assists.

    Demetrius Treadwell had 21 points for Akron with Nyles Evans adding 16 off the bench and Quincy Diggs 14.

    The Zips, down 14 at one point, were within 85-82 with 2:20 to play but the Bulls scored seven straight points. Freelove made a layup , Shannon Evans converted a three-point play and Oldham made two free throws. After Diggs drained a 3, Freelove quickly broke free for a dunk.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    BUFF
    Points 90 96
    FG Made-Attempted 35-67 (.522) 38-60 (.633)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-23 (.435) 7-13 (.538)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-15 (.667) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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