Scores

Final

Buffalo 77

(18-8, 10-7 MAC)

Ohio 90

(17-9, 11-6 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 2, 2005

    Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUFF 38 3977
    OHIO 37 5390

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: Y. Idbihi 13 Pts, 9 Reb

    Ohio: J. Fears 33 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ohio 90, Buffalo 77

    ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Jeremy Fears scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half to help Ohio defeat Buffalo 90-77 on Wednesday.

    Leon Williams added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Bobcats (17-9, 11-6 Mid-American Conference), who shot 60 percent from the field in the second half and 53 percent in the game. Mychal Green finished with 19 points.

    Turner Battle led Buffalo (18-8, 10-7) with 16 points, while Yassin Idbihi finished with 13. The Bisons, who had a five-game winning streak snapped, shot 38 percent from the field.

    Parnell Smith converted a layup to give Buffalo a 36-26 lead with 3:31 left in the first half. Fears then made a 3-pointer as Ohio scored 33 of the next 40 points in a surge that lasted into the second half.

    A layup by Fears made it 59-43 Bobcats with 14:01 remaining in the game.

    Fears and Green combined to go 10-of-16 from 3-point range and Sonny Troutman also had 10 points and seven rebounds for Ohio.

    Mario Jordan finished with 12 points and Roderick Middleton 10 for the Bisons.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    OHIO
    Points 77 90
    FG Made-Attempted 27-71 (.380) 26-49 (.531)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-24 (.250) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-29 (.586) 27-40 (.675)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 32 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 16

    2004-05 Season

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