Buffalo beats Central Michigan 56-55
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.