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.