Buffalo, NY (Sports Network) - Javon McCrea posted a double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Buffalo Bulls to a 68-65 victory over the Bowling Green Falcons in a Mid-American Conference contest at Alumni Arena.
For the Bulls (6-12, 1-3 MAC), Jarryn Skeet added 16 points.
Jordan Crawford led the Falcons (6-11, 1-3) with 18 points, while A'uston Calhoun finished with 16 points and Chauncey Orr chipped in 14 points.
Both teams struggled from the floor to start the game. Bowling Green shot just 39.4 percent from the field, but did connect on 6-of-8 from 3-point range that helped them to take a 33-25 lead into halftime. Buffalo made 34.6 percent of their field goal tries, including 3-of-12 from beyond the 3-point arc in the opening 20 minutes.
After the break, the Bulls picked up the pace, knocking down 53.8 percent of their field goal attempts, including 4-of-9 from 3-point distance. The Falcons shot just 34.6 percent from the field and missed all but one of their six 3- point tries after halftime. The teams traded leads throughout the second half. With the score tied, 63-63, in the final minute of play, McCrea scored four of the final five points to pull out the victory for the Bulls.
Bulls had a slight edge on the boards, outrebounding the Falcons 37-36. The Falcons had the edge in points in the paint, 30-22.