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Half Time Reactions Buffalo 33 at Kent 32

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

By the time UB finally showed up to play ten minutes were gone and the Kent State Flashes were on the fun side of a 16-5 slobberknocking of the MAC East leading Buffalo Bulls.

For UB nothing went right through ten minutes. UB opened up 2-14 from the floor and committed the first three fouls of the contest. While UB was fouling, missing shots and turning the ball over Sophomore Guard Kellon Thomas was owning the game  with seven early points on 3 form 4 shooting.

When the Bulls finally did wake up half way through the first half they did not disappoint. Just after the U8 timeout Buffalo closed the score to 19-17. From that point on Kent and Buffalo would go back and fourth with the lead oscillating between two and seven point until Buffalo tied the game just after the four minute mark.

For UB free throw shooting was the saving grace, allowing the Bulls to climb back into a game which looked to get out of hand very early.  And it was four straight free throws inside of two minutes which gave UB their first lead of the game, two by Regan then two by McCrea.

Then a drive by McCrea with under 6 seconds left sent UB into the half with a one point lead.

Buffalo Bulls
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Will Regan, F 1-1 1-1 4-4 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 7
Javon McCrea, F 5-10 0-0 6-7 2 4 6 1 1 1 2 1 16
Xavier Ford, F 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jarod Oldham, G 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 2
Joshua Freelove, G 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Justin Moss, F 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 3
Jarryn Skeete, G 0-2 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 3 0 0 1 0 2
Shannon Evans, G 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 0
Auraum Nuiriankh, G 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
9-25 2-7 13-15 5 13 18 6 3 4 6 8 33
36.0% 28.6% 86.7%
Kent State
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Chris Ortiz, F 3-6 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 6
Khaliq Spicer, F 1-3 0-0 1-4 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 3
Darren Goodson, F 1-4 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Kellon Thomas, G 3-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 7
Derek Jackson, G 3-4 1-2 0-1 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 1 7
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Mark Henniger, F 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 0
Marquiez Lawrence, F 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Kris Brewer, G 1-4 0-1 1-1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 3
Devareaux Manley, G 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 3
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
13-29 4-11 2-6 4 12 16 6 4 0 6 11 32
44.8% 36.4% 33.3%