Updated: Ohio (9-5) and Buffalo (5-9) Face Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Buffalo 31 37 68 +14.5
  Ohio 53 33 86 -14.5
Wed, Jan 09 2013, 07:00 PM

Convocation Center (OH)
Athens, OH
Attendance: 4,846
TV: SportsTime Ohio

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Reputations will be at stake at Convocation Center (OH) on Wednesday as Ohio welcomes Buffalo in a MAC bout. Tip-off will be at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on SportsTime Ohio.

Both teams are jockeying for early position in the MAC. The Bobcats check in at 9-5 overall and this is their first MAC game. The Bulls maintain a record of 5-9 and this is also their first conference game. The RPI also gives the Bobcats the advantage, ranking them at No. 185 and the Bulls at No. 228.

In terms of team stats, Ohio has an advantage in a single key area, scoring, where the Bobcats have an edge over the Bulls, 74 pts/game to 64 pts/game. Last year, the Bobcats had a record of 3-0 against the Bulls, winning by an average margin of seven. Over the past four years, the Ohio record against Buffalo is 5-4, and 2-2 at home.

StatSmack! Ohio is better than Buffalo
  • More property crime happens in Buffalo so you better protect your valuables if you visit (when compared to Athens -- according to the FBI).
  • Ohio takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Buffalo (3 vs 0).
  • Ohio has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (0.585 to 0.465).
  • Ohio players are more experienced than Buffalo players (17,517 minutes played vs 7,376 minutes played).
UB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Javon McCrea 26 16 7 2 1 2 2
C Jarod Oldham 33 10 5 4 1 1 3
C Tony Watson II 29 9 3 4 1 0 1
C Will Regan 27 11 5 1 0 1 2
D+ A. Nuiriankh 27 6 5 2 0 0 2
D Xavier Ford 13 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Cameron Downing 13 5 3 1 0 0 2
D- Jarryn Skeete 15 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- C. Raley-Ross 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- R. Thomas-Edwards 14 1 3 1 0 0 1
F Andre McPhail 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
F R. Sebuharara 9 1 0 1 0 0 0
OHIO Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D.J Cooper 31 14 3 9 2 0 4
B- Ivo Baltic 29 9 6 3 2 1 3
B- Walter Offutt 30 12 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Reggie Keely 20 10 4 1 1 1 2
C Nick Kellogg 25 10 2 2 1 0 1
C Jon Smith 19 5 4 0 1 1 0
D+ Travis Wilkins 13 4 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Ricardo Johnson 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Kadeem Green 7 5 2 0 0 0 0
D Stevie Taylor 10 2 0 2 1 0 1
D T.J. Hall 11 3 1 0 0 0 1
D David McKinley 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick Goff 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

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1 Toledo 27-7 14-4
1 WMU 23-10 14-4
3 Buffalo 19-10 13-5
4 Akron 21-13 12-6
 5Ohio 25-12 11-7
6 Emich 22-15 10-8
7 NIU 15-17 8-10
7 Miami (OH) 13-18 8-10
9 Kent State 16-16 7-11
10 Bowling Green 12-20 6-12
11 CMU 10-21 3-15
12 Ball State 5-25 2-16
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#12 Drew Crabtree Fr G 6-0 185
#13 T.J. Hall Sr G/F 6-6 210
#11 Khari Harley Fr G/F 6-8 170
#20 Ricardo Johnson Sr G/F 6-5 207
#15 Nick Kellogg Sr G 6-3 198
#4 W. Mompremier Fr F 6-10 213
#5 Maurice Ndour Jr F 6-9 203
#0 Treg Setty So F 6-9 196
#21 Jon Smith Sr F 6-7 189
#22 Stevie Taylor Jr G 5-10 167
#24 Travis Wilkins Sr G 6-4 192
#3 Javarez Willis Jr G 5-11 175
#2 D.J. Wingfield Fr G/F 6-5 200