Scores

Final

Akron 62

(18-10, 9-4 MAC)

Buffalo 57

(17-9, 9-4 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2009

    Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    AKR 30 3262
    BUFF 25 3257

    Top Performers

    Akron: D. Roberts 10 Pts, 2 Reb

    Buffalo: R. Pierce 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast

    Akron 62, Buffalo 57

    Associated Press

    AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) Akron moved into a tie for first place in the Mid-American Conference's East Division with a 62-57 victory over Buffalo Thursday night.

    The Zips, who have won nine of their last 11, were led by Chris McKnight's 11 points.

    Akron (18-10, 9-4 MAC) got 10 points each from Darryl Roberts, Anthony Hitchins and Brett McClanahan.

    Buffalo (17-10, 9-4 MAC), which lost its fourth-straight game, was led by Rodney Pierce, who scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the first half. Greg Gamble added 14 points.

    Buffalo took a 50-49 lead on a layup by Andy Robinson at 5:38.

    Akron took the lead with two free throws by McKnight at 5:15 and the Zips never trailed again. Akron made nine of its last 13 free throws to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    BUFF
    Points 62 57
    FG Made-Attempted 23-44 (.523) 21-51 (.412)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 3

    2008-09 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 13, 2009 BUFF 63, @AKR 61Recap
    » Feb 26, 2009 AKR 62, @BUFF 57Recap
    Mar 14, 2009 AKR 65, @BUFF 53Recap