Hayes scores 20 to lead Miami of Ohio over Buffalo 64-57

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP)—Kenny Hayes scored 20 points to lead Miami of Ohio to a 64-57 win over Buffalo on Sunday.

Tim Pollitz added 18 points for the RedHawks (7-9, 1-3), while Eric Pollitz contributed 10.

Miami of Ohio trailed 31-29 at halftime and was behind halfway through the second half, but the RedHawks caused two Buffalo turnovers and followed those up with fast-break lay-ups to take a 47-44 lead with 9:53 to go. Miami led the rest of the game.

Sean Smiley led Buffalo (6-10, 0-4) with 13 points and Calvin Betts had 12.

Miami got the win despite poor shooting. The RedHawks shot just 37 percent from the field, including 1-for-12 (8 percent) from behind the 3-point line.

Buffalo shot just 35 percent from the field.

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 Buffalo
C. Betts C. Betts
5-9,  12 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Miami (OH)
T. Pollitz T. Pollitz
8-17,  18 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists

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