Miami (Ohio) holds off Buffalo 70-67

Julian Mavunga scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds
as Miami (Ohio) defeated Buffalo 70-67 in Mid-American Conference
play Thursday night.

The RedHawks (7-9, 2-0) led 65-63 with 1:15 left before two free
throws from Mitchell Watt tied the score at 65 with 53 seconds
remaining.

Nick Winbush hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds on the clock and
Quinten Rollins knocked down two free throws with 13 seconds to go
to help Miami seal the victory.

Antonio Ballard and Winbush scored 15 points apiece for the
RedHawks, who shot 53.3 percent from the floor (24 of 45).

The Bulls (8-6, 0-2) were led by Javon McCrea’s career-high 26
points, but his layup with 1:59 left was Buffalo’s final field goal
of the game.

The RedHawks led 28-16 with 8:18 left in the opening half, but
were outscored 14-3 over the next 5:02 and held a 38-37 advantage
at halftime.