Scores

Final

Buffalo 75

(10-6, 4-2 MAC)

N Illinois 67

(7-11, 1-5 MAC)

2:00 PM ET, January 25, 2014

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
BUFF 34 4175
NIU 29 3867

Top Performers

Buffalo: J. McCrea 20 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Northern Illinois: A. Bolin 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl

Buffalo tops Northern Illinois 75-67

Associated Press

DEKALB, Ill. -- Javon McCrea's 20 points and big second half Saturday helped Buffalo hold off a surging Northern Illinois for a 75-67 win.

McCrea scored 13 points in the second half, including a dunk that broke a 48-48 tie to give Buffalo (10-6, 4-2 Mid-American) a lead they never relinquished.

Joshua Freelove scored 13 points and Will Regan added 12 for Buffalo.

Northern Illinois jumped to a 9-2 lead, but Buffalo stayed close and went up 21-19 on a 3-pointer by Regan, then pulled ahead for a 34-29 halftime edge.

The Huskies pulled to within two at 13:56 in the second on a layup by Aksel Bolin, then tied it at 48 on a free throw by Aaron Armstead, but Buffalo pulled away on McCrea's dunk and a layup and 3-pointer by Shannon Evans.

Bolin led the Huskies (7-11, 1-5) with 17, Darrell Bowie had 14 and Travon Baker 12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
NIU
Points 75 67
FG Made-Attempted 25-45 (.556) 19-55 (.345)
3P Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 3-17 (.176)
FT Made-Attempted 19-32 (.594) 26-31 (.839)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
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