Buffalo's prospects for getting out fo the campus round took a nose dive yesterday as a Xavier Ford leaner fell short at the Buzzer. Action around the MAC elevated Bowling Green to first place, dropped UB to a seventh seed and set up a very nice story line for the tail end of the regular season as CMU and Toledo will battle for the MAC West and a bye.
Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Toledo Rockets basketball final score: Kent State wins 76-75 in overtime - Hustle Belt
Kent State once more got the best of Toledo in one of the tightest games of the MAC season.
Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Akron Zips men's basketball final score: Defense pulls through, EMU lands 78-75 win over Zips - Hustle Belt
Mike Talley's fast play, Karrington Ward's sixth double-double, Raven Lee's 32 points and Akron's poor shooting, but Akron stayed in this.
Ohio Bobcats vs. Miami RedHawks men's basketball final score: 'Hawks earn fans' love in defeating Ohio 77-66 - Hustle Belt
It was an emotional day in Oxford, and the Redhawks gave their fans a fitting finish by defeating rival Ohio
Western Michigan Broncos vs. Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball final score: Austin Richie returns, Broncos win 69-65 - Hustle Belt
Western Michigan was just good enough on Valentine's Day to hold off a pesky NIU squad. Austin Richie returned to action for the Broncos; his first since January 21t.
Buffalo Bulls 74, Central Michigan Chippewas 75: Halftime lead goes for naught in third consecutive loss - Bull Run
CMU took the game 75-74 after erasing a 13-point hafltime deficit. Every Bull that saw the floor scored, save Christian Pino, but Justin Moss was a near-nonfactor for much of the game and finished with 13 points. CMU shot just 1-8 from three in the first half, but erased the deficit and took a lead on the strength of 5-10 shooting from beyond the arc in the second.
FalconBlog--Triumphs and Trials in the BGSU Falcon Nation: Falcons take sole possession of first with win
The only bump in the road came when Coach Jans pulled his starters out with 6:30 left to play and BG leading by 22 points. He admitted later that was a rookie mistake. It was one thing against WMU because they had already pulled their starters, but we found that while BG's starters were 24 points better than Ball State's starters, the reserves were no match. Ball State sliced the lead to 10 in less than 4 minutes and BG had to put everybody back in to close the game out 79-65.