BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Javon McCrea scored 20 points as Buffalo cruised past Western Michigan 84-63 on Wednesday.
Buffalo (11-6, 5-2 Mid-American) shot 52 percent from the floor and won the rebound battle 41-27. Shannon Evans had 17 points, Justin Moss and Joshua Freelove added 14 apiece and Will Regan chipped in with 10 points and eight boards.
Shayne Whittington led Western Michigan (11-8, 4-3) with 13 points, while Tucker Haymond and David Brown both had 11 points.
Western Michigan led for the first 6 minutes of the game, but McCrea made five straight baskets, including a dunk, to give Buffalo a lead it never relinquished. The Bison led by 14, 39-25, at the half.
An 8-2 run to open the second half extended Buffalo's lead to 19 and they were never challenged in the frame.