Scores

Final

Bowling Green 51

(13-12, 6-7 MAC)

Buffalo 64

(15-9, 8-5 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 17, 2010

    Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    BGSU 20 3151
    BUFF 35 2964

    Top Performers

    Bowling Green: S. Thomas 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Stl

    Buffalo: R. Pierce 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Buffalo 64, Bowling Green 51

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rodney Pierce scored 18 points and Sean Smiley 14 as Buffalo pulled away in the second half to beat Bowling Green 64-51 on Wednesday night.

    A 12-0 run gave the Bulls (15-9, 8-5 Mid-American Conference) a 28-15 lead en route to a 35-20 halftime advantage. The Falcons (13-12, 6-7), however, closed the gap to 37-34 as Buffalo missed six of its first seven shots in the second half while turning the ball over three times.

    The Bulls then abruptly rediscovered the range, led by Pierce and Smiley.

    Pierce stole the ball and assisted on a 3-pointer by John Boyer, then, after a Bowling Green basket, hit a 3-pointer himself.

    After another Bowling Green basket, Pierce assisted on a pair of 3-pointers by Smiley, then hit a 2-point basket to make it 51-38 with 9:59 remaining.

    Scott Thomas scored 21 points to lead Bowling Green.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BGSU
    BUFF
    Points 51 64
    FG Made-Attempted 21-45 (.467) 23-45 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-9 (.111) 10-25 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 17

    2009-10 Season

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