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Bulls fall to A&M on the road

UB's offense stalls in second half as Bobby Hurley's coaching debut is spoiled in College Station

Javon McCrea scored a team high 14 points in Friday's loss
Javon McCrea scored a team high 14 points in Friday's loss
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COLLEGE STATION, TX - Texas A&M finished the game on a 25-6 run.

After the Buffalo Bulls were within one point of the Aggies on opening night in college basketball, the Bulls' offense went stale and fluttered down the stretch as A&M took down Buffalo 82-58.

Javon McCrea scored a team-high 14 points and pulled down five rebounds, but found himself on the bench during crucial times of the second half in foul trouble.

The Bulls lead 25-17 with just over six minutes remaining in the first half, but trailed 39-31 at the break.  In the second half, the Bulls once again found themselves hanging around, before the SEC foe began to pull away.

All five Aggies starters were in double figures with Kourtney Roberson and Jordan Green leading the way with 15 points each.

Josh Freelove was the only other Bull in double figures with 11 points.  Jarryn Skeete had nine points, but it took him 12 shots to do and he was 3 of 10 from beyond the arch.

In Bobby Hurley's coaching debut, the Bulls shot 31.2 percent from the floor, and 30.4 percent from three-point land.  They were also just 57.9 percent from the free throw line.  They were out rebounded by three, and turned the ball over 14 times in the loss.

Newcomer Justin Moss scored seven points off the bench for the Bulls, while Xavier Ford chipped in with six.  Jarod Oldham, who played in his first game since breaking his wrist last December, scored seven points and dished out five assists and recorded four rebounds.

The Bulls will next travel to Lewiston on Wednesday Nov. 13, to play Big 4 rival Niagara at 7 pm.