Updated: Kent State (15-12) vs. Buffalo (11-16)

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1ST2ND OT TOTAL SPREAD
  Buffalo 41 32 8 81 +6.5
  Kent State 32 41 10 83 -6.5
Wed, Feb 27 2013, 07:00 PM

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center
Kent, OH
Attendance: 2,255

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On Wednesday, Kent State plays host to Buffalo at Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. EST. The Golden Flashes beat the Bulls 80-68 on Jan. 16 and are 6-5 against them over the last four years.

Buffalo and Kent State are close in the MAC, holding down fifth and sixth place, respectively.

The Golden Flashes got past Loyola (Chicago) 70-63 on Feb. 23 with the help of 16 points and 10 rebounds from Chris Evans. He leads the team in points with 17 per game, rebounds with 7.6 per game, and steals with 2 per game. For the Bulls, Javon McCrea put up 15 points and 11 rebounds in the 65-64 loss to Manhattan on Feb. 23. He contributes a team-leading 17 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 2.5 blocks per game.

StatSmack! Kent State is better than Buffalo
  • The Kent State assist leader (Kris Brewer, 70 assists) has more assists than the Buffalo assist leader (Tony Watson II, 69 assists).
  • Kent State players are more experienced than Buffalo players (11,089 minutes played vs. 10,176 minutes played).
  • Kent State has a better record in close games than Buffalo this season (5-5 vs. 3-6).
  • A for effort, but Kent State has emerged victorious against Buffalo the last two times they've played.
UB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Javon McCrea 29 17 8 2 1 2 3
C Jarod Oldham 33 10 5 4 1 1 3
C Tony Watson II 33 11 3 3 1 0 1
C- Will Regan 26 10 4 1 0 0 2
D+ A. Nuiriankh 28 6 5 2 1 0 2
D+ Jarryn Skeete 25 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Cameron Downing 14 5 2 1 0 0 1
D- Xavier Ford 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D- C. Raley-Ross 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
D- R. Thomas-Edwards 12 1 3 0 0 0 1
F R. Sebuharara 9 1 0 1 0 0 1
F Andre McPhail 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
KSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Chris Evans 33 17 8 2 2 1 3
C+ Randal Holt 32 14 3 2 1 0 2
C Kris Brewer 30 10 3 3 1 0 3
C- Darren Goodson 19 7 3 2 0 0 1
D+ Mark Henniger 20 5 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Bryson Pope 18 5 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Melvin Tabb 14 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Chris Ortiz 11 3 2 0 0 0 0
D D. Manley 11 5 1 0 0 0 0
D Kellon Thomas 14 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Khaliq Spicer 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Brian Frank 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D E. Morris Jr. 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Brunswick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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MAC Standings

OverallConf
1 Toledo 27-7 14-4
1 WMU 23-10 14-4
3 Buffalo 19-10 13-5
4 Akron 21-13 12-6
5 Ohio 25-12 11-7
6 Emich 22-15 10-8
7 NIU 15-17 8-10
7 Miami (OH) 13-18 8-10
 9Kent State 16-16 7-11
10 Bowling Green 12-20 6-12
11 CMU 10-21 3-15
12 Ball State 5-25 2-16
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#1 Kris Brewer Jr G 6-3 185
#3 Devin Carter So G/F 6-4 200
#11 Jon Fleming Fr G 5-9 160
#42 Darren Goodson Sr F 6-5 245
#35 Jimmy Hall So F 6-7 215
#13 Mark Henniger Sr F 6-9 230
#23 Derek Jackson Jr G 6-1 175
#20 M. Lawrence Fr F 6-8 200
#0 D. Manley Jr G 6-4 195
#4 Chris Ortiz So F 6-8 225
#5 Tyler Scott Fr G 6-5 202
#14 K.K. Simmons So G 6-3 190
#21 Khaliq Spicer So F 6-9 210
#32 Melvin Tabb Sr F 6-9 255
#2 Kellon Thomas So G 5-11 180
#41 Blake Vedder Sr C 7-4 235