BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The University at Buffalo men's basketball team erased a 18-point first half deficit to win their 22nd game at home, a 90-76 victory over Central Michigan.
CMU took a 32-14 lead 12 minutes into the opening frame. THe Bulls would battle right on back, using a 24-6 run to erase the deficit. Montell McRae drained a three pointer to tie the game at 38 with just over two minutes in the first half. CMU added five more to their lead, and would head into the break with a 43-38 lead.
After falling behind 49-42 in the opening minutes of the second half, the Bulls would go on a 16-0 run and never relinquish the lead. CMU would battle back to cut UB's lead to three with just over 10 minutes to play, but the Bulls would take over from there. The Bulls used a 13-2 run late to seal the victory.
Jeremy Harris led the Bulls with 19 points and eight rebounds. C.J. Massinburg would tally 18 points, Dontay Caruthers would score 16, and Nick Perkins would round out the double figure scoring for the Bulls with 10 points and six rebounds.
With the win, the Bulls improve to 20-3 on the year and 8-2 in MAC play. It is just the eighth time in school history Buffalo has hit the 20-win mark and the fourth time in the last five years.
UB begins a two game road trip Tuesday in Akron.
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