Scores

Final

Buffalo 79

(12-6, 4-2 MAC)

W Michigan 68

(10-9, 3-3 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 25, 2011

    University Arena (MI), Kalamazoo, Michigan

    1 2 T
    BUFF 37 4279
    WMU 38 3068

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: D. Barnett 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Michigan: D. Ward 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast

    Buffalo 79, W. Michigan 68

    Associated Press

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Zach Filzen hit five 3-pointers among his 19 points to pace Buffalo to a 79-68 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night.

    Dave Barnett and Javon McCrea both went 5-for-6, Barnett scoring 16 points and McCrea 12, as the Bulls (12-6, 4-2 Mid-American Conference) won their fourth in a row. Byron Mulkey added 11 points and Mitchell Watt 10 for Buffalo, which shot 56.3 percent (27 of 48).

    Three Western Michigan players scored 21 apiece and accounted for all but five points by the Broncos (10-9, 3-3).

    Demetrius Ward, Flenard Whitfield and Juwan Howard Jr. each scored 21. Ward hit nine baskets, Whitfield nine free throws and Howard three 3-pointers. Whitfield also had a game-high nine rebounds.

    After Ward tied it at 42 with 17:45 left, Mulkey sandwiched baskets around one from Barnett to put Buffalo ahead to stay at 48-42. The lead never fell below five after that.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    WMU
    Points 79 68
    FG Made-Attempted 27-48 (.563) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-15 (.467) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 19-34 (.559)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 6

    2010-11 Season

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