Scores

Final

Buffalo 52

(8-5, 1-1 MAC)

Ohio 60

(13-3, 1-1 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, January 11, 2012

Convocation Center, Athens, Ohio

1 2 T
BUFF 25 2752
OHIO 31 2960

Top Performers

Buffalo: M. Watt 18 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Blk

Ohio: D. Cooper 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio 60, Buffalo 52

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- D.J. Cooper scored 15 points and Nick Kellogg added 14 as Ohio pulled away from Buffalo for a 60-52 Mid-American Conference victory Wednesday night.

The Bobcats (13-3, 1-1) never trailed, jumping out to a 12-0 lead and taking a 31-25 advantage into halftime.

The Bulls (8-5, 1-1) got to 33-30 with 15:07 remaining, then Ohio pulled away with an 11-0 spurt, capped by a Cooper three-point play.

Neither team shot well, with Buffalo (8-5, 1-1) outshooting the Bobcats from the field 38 percent (19 of 50) to 32.2 percent (19 of 59).

Ohio, which came in ranked sixth in the nation in turnover margin, scored 22 points off 23 Bulls turnovers while committing 15 miscues.

Mitchell Watt's 18 points led Buffalo, whose 52 points were a season low. Bulls leading scorer Javon McCrae (17.3 points per game), scored only eight points on 4-for-13 shooting.

The Bobcats lead the series 23-8.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
OHIO
Points 52 60
FG Made-Attempted 19-50 (.380) 19-59 (.322)
3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 5-22 (.227)
FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 17-27 (.630)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 10

2011-12 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 11, 2012 @OHIO 60, BUFF 52Recap
Feb 22, 2012 OHIO 88, @BUFF 77Recap
Mar 9, 2012 OHIO 77, @BUFF 74Recap