Scores

Final

Buffalo 68

(9-6, 3-2 MAC)

Ball State 71

(4-12, 1-4 MAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, January 23, 2014

John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana

1 2 T
BUFF 36 3268
BALL 30 4171

Top Performers

Buffalo: J. McCrea 28 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Ball State: C. Bond 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 4 Ast, 4 Stl

Ball State edges Buffalo 71-68

Associated Press

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Franko House hit the go-ahead jumper with 45 seconds to go and Jesse Berry padded the lead with a pair of free throws as Ball State edged Buffalo 71-68 for its first Mid-American Conference win of the season Thursday night.

Trailing 36-30 at the break, Ball State (4-12, 1-4) opened the second half with a 10-4 run capped by a trio of Berry free throws, then kept the score close as the lead see-sawed between the teams down the stretch.

Berry scored 21 points, hitting a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line, while Chris Bond contributed 16 points and 13 rebounds. House and Majok Majok had 12 points each for the Cardinals.

Buffalo (9-6, 3-2) tied the game at 67 on layup by Josh Freelove with 1:14 to play, but couldn't recapture the lead.

Javon McCrea led the Bulls with 28 points and 11 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
BALL
Points 68 71
FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 28-57 (.491)
3P Made-Attempted 1-14 (.071) 5-17 (.294)
FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 10-14 (.714)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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