Scores

Final

Buffalo 59

(9-4, 2-3 MAC)

Akron 75

(8-5, 2-3 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUFF 23 3659
    AKR 39 3675

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: Y. Idbihi 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Akron: R. Travis 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Akron 75, Buffalo 59

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Romeo Travis scored 21 points and Darryl Peterson finished with 20 points and seven rebounds to lead Akron to a 75-59 victory over Buffalo on Wednesday.

    Bubba Walther had 10 points and Dru Joyce passed for 10 assists for the Zips (8-5, 2-3 Mid-American), who forced 16 turnovers and held Buffalo to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field.

    Mark Bortz paced the Bisons (9-4, 2-3) with 13 points off the bench and Yassin Idbihi pitched in 12 points and nine rebounds. Buffalo outrebounded Akron 48-36.

    A dunk by Akron's Rob Preston ignited a 15-2 run to close out the first half for the Zips. Walther and Peterson made 3-pointers and Travis scored five straight points during the run, which gave Akron a 39-23 lead at the break.

    The Zips led by as many as 19 points in the second half, maintaining a double-digit lead throughout.

    Akron shot 42 percent from the field and made 20 of 29 free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    AKR
    Points 59 75
    FG Made-Attempted 22-66 (.333) 24-57 (.421)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-16 (.125) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-21 (.619) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 18

    2004-05 Season

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