Scores

Final

Miami (OH) 55

(3-11, 0-1 MAC)

Buffalo 73

(8-4, 1-0 MAC)

    4:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    M-OH 23 3255
    BUFF 31 4273

    Top Performers

    Miami (OH): A. Fletcher 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

    Buffalo: R. Pierce 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Buffalo 73, Miami (Ohio) 55

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rodney Pierce scored 21 points as Buffalo beat Miami (Ohio) 73-55 on Saturday in the Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.

    Pierce hit three of the Bulls' seven 3-pointers, and Calvin Betts had 11 points and 11 rebounds as Buffalo (8-4) won for the fifth time in six games.

    The Bulls took a 9-1 lead on Betts' jumper, then scored 11 of the next 15 points to take a 20-5 lead on Sean Smiley's two free throws with 11:11 left in the first half.

    Miami (3-11) cut the deficit to 36-33 on Julian Mavunga's jumper with 15:52 left to play, but Titus Robinson's two free throws pushed the lead to 49-39 with 10:29 left.

    Max Boudreau added 11 points for Buffalo, which was playing for the first time since Dec. 30. The Bulls shot 63.6 percent from the field (14-for-22) in the second half.

    Adam Fletcher scored 21 points to lead Miami, which was 2-for-14 on 3-point attempts.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    M-OH
    BUFF
    Points 55 73
    FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 24

    2009-10 Season

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