Buffalo 80, Youngstown St. 72
Both Javon McCrea and Mitchell Watt tallied double-doubles,
leading Buffalo in an 80-72 win over Youngstown State on Saturday
McCrea scored 29 and pulled down 13 boards, while Watt had 20
points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls (6-2), who have won
back-to-back games for the third time this season. Zach Filzen
added 11 points for Buffalo.
The Bulls trailed 39-38 at the break, but McCrea scored
Buffalo’s first six points after halftime to put them up 44-42 less
than two minutes into the second half. A 3 by DuShawn Brooks put
the Penguins back on top, 45-44, but Titus Robinson then scored
four straight to put Buffalo back on top for good.
Youngstown State pulled back within 62-61 with 8:38 left, but
Tony Watson II hit a 3 to spark a 7-0 Bulls run to seal it.
Kendrick Perry scored 18 points to lead the Penguins (6-3).