Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Buffalo falls to 2-7 on the season and will next play at Milwaukee on Wednesday night.
Central Michigan 85, NCCC 77
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Eric Maney canned a game-high 37 points for the winners, including eight, 3-point baskets in the second half at the Columbus State Tournament.
Jake Hughes paced head coach Bill Beilein’s Thunderwolves with 23 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with six blocked shots for the 6-7 Niagara-Wheatfield graduate.
Also for NCCC, Eric Sandoval had 20 points and 7 rebounds; and John Marsh added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
“We were down 33-26 at halftime and were missing a lot of energy. That really put us in the hole,” Beilein said. “I thought we were much better offensively in the second half, scoring 51 points, but did not play well defensively.”
Next up for the Thunderwolves is a game at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Medaille.
Niagara travels to Central Michigan
Coming off a difficult Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference road game and preparing for another one Wednesday, the Purple Eagles visit the Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference today (2 p.m., WWKB 1520 AM).
Niagara (2-4) has lost the first two of five games away from the Gallagher Center, but is 3-0 all-time against Central Michigan (3-3). The most recent matchup was a 2011 BracketBuster contest that the Purple Eagles came back from nine points down in the second half to win 61-55.