Buffalo beats Central Michigan 56-55

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AMHERST, N.Y. (AP)—Andy Robinson scored 14 points as Buffalo defeated Central Michigan 56-55 Tuesday night in Mid-American Conference action.

The deciding basket came with 1:38 left when Calvin Betts hit a reverse layup to give Buffalo (15-5, 7-1 MAC) the final 56-55 lead.

Down by one, Central Michigan (6-14, 3-5 MAC) had numerous chances to counter: Jacolby Hardiman missed a layup with 21 seconds left. After the miss, Robinson was left alone and missed an authoritative two-handed slam dunk. Greg Gamble then compounded the Bulls mistake by missing two free throws with 12 seconds left.

On the Chippewas final opportunity, Jeremy Allen missed a free throw on the front end of a one-and-one.

Marcus Van got the rebound then missed a put-back layup with four seconds to go.

Robbie Harman scored a career-high 22 points for Central Michigan. Jordan Bitzer had 20.

Rodney Piece had eight points for the Bulls.

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 Cent. Michigan
Robbie Harman Robbie Harman
8-14,  22 Pts
1 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Buffalo
Andy Robinson Andy Robinson
5-10,  14 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists

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