Javon McCrea has been named the MAC East Player of the Week. McCrea led the Bulls to a pair of victories this past week as he averaged 22.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.5 blocks and 2.5 steals per game. The UB Senior is currently second in the MAC in scoring at 17.7 points per game and first in rebounding at 9.6 rebounds per contest.
In UB's 30-point win over Binghamton on Monday, McCrea scored 25 points and brought in 14 rebounds. It was Javon's fifth double-double of the season.
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To some extent you expect this against a shorthanded and overmatched 2-8 America East team, but man did Javon McCrea announce his presence this afternoon. After a successful first half in which he got into double digit scoring and was within one or two rebounds of a double double, the forward absolutely dominated the first five minutes of the second half, highlighted by 3 steals in the first 3 1/2 minutes, one of which ended with a BIG one-handed slam and and-one.
The bigger win of the week came on the road against Drexel. In that contest McCrea finished with 20 points and nine rebounds. He overcame serious foul trouble for most of the first half to drop scored 16 points in the second half.
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McCrea Drawing Fouls & Making them Pay Think Javon was excited to get on the floor after the break? The first few minutes of the second half were the Javon McCrea show, as the senior poured in a couple baskets, drew three fouls, and grabbed a handful of boards all before the first media timeout. His performance had the broadcasters complaining about the refs, and throughout the second half the only way Drexel was able to stop McCrea was by forcing bad passes and keeping the ball from getting to him in the first place.
Buffalo is in action at home this Friday against South Dakota State University.