Scores

Final

E Michigan 69

(21-13, 10-8 MAC)

Buffalo 64

(19-10, 13-5 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:00 PM ET, March 13, 2014

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    EMU 29 4069
    BUFF 32 3264

    Top Performers

    Eastern Michigan: K. Ward 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl

    Buffalo: J. Freelove 26 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    E Michigan knocks off Buffalo in MAC, 69-64

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Karrington Ward scored 19 points to help No. 6 seed Eastern Michigan defeat third-seeded Buffalo 69-64 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

    EMU (21-13) will play second-seeded Toledo in the semifinals Friday.

    The Eagles erased a 10-point second-half deficit, storming back with a 27-10 surge to lead 64-57 with 2:07 remaining.

    Jarod Oldham dunked and hit a 3-pointer to pull the Bills within two and EMU's Glenn Bryant answered with a split pair of free throws. Will Regan corralled an offensive rebound following a Josh Freelove 3-point attempt, but turned it over trying to kick it back out to the perimeter. Mike Talley, who finished with 12 points, iced it with two free throws.

    Buffalo (19-10) sank 13 of 27 3-pointers, but went a cold 7 of 30 inside the arc. Freelove hit eight 3's to total 26 points and Regan had 16 with 10 boards.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EMU
    BUFF
    Points 69 64
    FG Made-Attempted 23-58 (.397) 20-57 (.351)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 13-27 (.481)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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