AMHERST N.Y. (AP) -- Turner Battle scored 17 points to lead
Buffalo to an 82-64 win over Bowling Green Wednesday night.
Daniel Gilbert and Jason Bird each scored 14 points for the
Bulls (1-3, 1-0 Mid-American Conference), while Mario Jordan and
Roderick Middleton had 12 apiece.Buffalo took command of the game with an early 20-1 run early
highlighted by two 3-pointers from Bird. Battle and Middleton also
hit 3-pointers during the run that saw Bowling Green held without a
field goal for 4:31. The Bulls, who led 24-10 when the run closed
with 12:41 left in the first half, never trailed the rest of the
way.Bowling Green (2-2, 0-1) closed to within 46-40 with 13:49 to
play after a quick 7-0 run ignited by a 3-pointer from Austin
Montgomery. The Falcons, however, came no closer as Buffalo went
28-32 from the free throw line in the second half. Buffalo came
into the game ranked last in the MAC in free-throw shooting.Montgomery led Bowling Green with 20 points. Ronald Lewis had 14
and Kevin Netter scored 10.Bowling Green committed 22 turnovers.