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Buffalo 66, Kent St. 65


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Javon McCrea scored 25 points to help Buffalo rally then hold off visiting Kent State 66-65 on Saturday night.

McCrea, who leads the Mid-American Conference in shooting percentage at 63 percent, shot 9 of 16 from the field and 7 of 9 from the free throw line.

Buffalo (8-4) trailed by six, 58-52, after Randal Holt hit a 3-pointer with 8:22 left in the second half, but the Bulls used a 7-0 run to take a one-point lead, 59-58, with 5:37 left to play.

Holt hit another jumper at the four-minute mark to put the Golden Flashes (10-4) ahead by two, 62-60. But Buffalo closed the game on a 6-0 run and took a 66-62 lead with 10 seconds left.

Buffalo held Kent State scoreless over the final four minutes until Michael Porrini made a 3-pointer with five seconds left.

Porrini finished with 13 points.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
M. Henniger, F242-51-33155
J. Greene, F207-102-252516
C. Guyton, G363-100-01417
M. Porrini, G294-112-263213
R. Holt, G254-111-122010
J. Manns163-40-12036
P. Jackson141-20-02012
K. Brewer122-30-12114
E. Gaines120-12-41122
C. Evans90-30-00040
D. Manley30-00-01000
Totals 26-608-1430142465
Buffalo Bulls
D. Barnett, F382-61-27127
J. McCrea, F299-167-962325
M. Watt, F273-84-880210
Z. Filzen, G301-31-23134
J. Oldham, G291-61-23614
T. Robinson225-64-761314
T. Watson II211-40-11422
C. Downing20-00-01010
A. Nuiriankh20-00-01000
Totals 22-4918-3142151766
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N. Illinois0-06-064
Ball St.0-05-2175
E. Michigan0-04-2125
W. Michigan0-03-4306
C. Michigan0-02-3332
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