Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 43

(6-17, 3-7 MAC)

Buffalo 72

(15-7, 7-3 MAC)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    7:30 PM ET, February 8, 2011

    Alumni Arena, Buffalo, New York

    1 2 T
    CMU 21 2243
    BUFF 33 3972

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: J. Thomas 18 Pts, 8 Reb

    Buffalo: B. Mulkey 29 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Buffalo 72, Cent. Michigan 43

    Associated Press

    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Byron Mulkey scored a career-high 29 points and Buffalo routed Central Michigan 72-43 on Tuesday night.

    The Bulls (15-7, 7-3 Mid-American Conference), coming off Saturday's 72-71 loss to Ball State that snapped their six-game winning streak, jumped out to a 26-10 lead.

    The Chippewas (6-17, 3-7) closed to 33-21 at halftime, then fell behind by 30 as they scored only seven points in the first 12:43 of the second half.

    Mulkey was 9 of 13 from the field, including 4 of 6 3-pointers, and made 7 of 8 free throws.

    Zach Filzen added 15 points for Buffalo, which shot 46 percent from the field (23 of 50) and hit 9 of 21 3-pointers.

    The cold-shooting Chippewas, who have lost five of their last six, shot 27.3 percent (15 of 55), making 1 of 12 from long range.

    Jalin Thomas led Central Michigan with 18 points, hitting 4 of 16 field goals and 10 of 11 free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    BUFF
    Points 43 72
    FG Made-Attempted 15-55 (.273) 23-50 (.460)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-12 (.083) 9-21 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 32

    2010-11 Season

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