- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Willie Conner scored 22 points, and CJ Massinburg had six of his 20 points in the final minute to help Buffalo pull away and beat Central Michigan 99-93 on Tuesday night for its fifth straight win.

Central Michigan’s Braylon Rayson made two free throws and then converted a 4-point play to tie the game at 93 with 1:19 remaining. Massinburg answered with a jumper with 43 seconds to go, and Marcus Keene missed a jumper on the Chippewas’ next possession. Blake Hamilton grabbed the rebound and Massinburg shot 4 of 4 from the line to seal it.

Conner was 7 of 13 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Massinburg was 5-of-13 shooting, made three 3s and all seven free-throw attempts for Buffalo (14-12, 8-5 Mid-American Conference), who had six score in double figures.

Rayson scored 28 points to lead Central Michigan (16-10, 6-7). Keene added 27 points, and is now the program’s single-season scoring leader with 775.

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