Scores

Final

Buffalo 56

(9-18, 2-12 MAC)

Akron 76

(20-8, 10-4 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

    James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUFF 29 2756
    AKR 33 4376

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: G. Gamble 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Akron: C. Middleton 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Akron 76, Buffalo 56

    Associated Press

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Cedrick Middleton scored 20 points and Akron pulled away down the stretch to beat Buffalo 76-56 on Saturday night.

    Nick Dials added 17 points and Jeremiah Wood had 10 for the Zips (20-8, 10-4 Mid-American Conference). They never trailed after the Wood hit a layup at the 14:45 mark of the first half.

    Greg Gamble had 19 points, Jawaan Alston 11 and Max Boudreau 10 for the Bulls (9-18, 2-12).

    The Zips led just 33-29 at the half and built their advantage to 12 points before Buffalo made one last run with a 6-0 burst that cut the deficit to 54-49 on Gamble's jumper with 7:59 left.

    But Middleton answered with two 3-pointers and the lead never dropped below nine points again.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    AKR
    Points 56 76
    FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 13-22 (.591)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 23-29 (.793)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 12, 2008 AKR 76, @BUFF 68Recap
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