Buffalo vs Kent State

Kent St. 76, Buffalo 71


KENT, Ohio (AP) - Justin Greene scored 18 points and Michael Porrini scored 14 of his 16 in the second half as Kent State came back to defeat Buffalo 76-71 Tuesday night.

The victory was the seventh in a row for the Golden Flashes (19-6, 9-3 Mid-American Conference), who are 15-0 at home against Buffalo.

Zach Filzen scored 20 points for the Bulls (16-7, 9-3), whose eight-game winning streak ended. The teams are tied for second in the conference's East Division, two games behind Akron.

After trailing 39-31 at halftime, Kent State rallied to go in front 57-48 with 10:48 remaining, but the Bulls responded with a 13-0 run to regain the lead, 61-57.

The Golden Flashes tied the game at 63 on a 3-pointer by Porrini and went ahead for good, 65-63, on Greene's layup with 5:55 left.

Randal Holt added 15 points for Kent State, and Mitchell Watt had 16 for Buffalo.

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Buffalo Bulls
J. McCrea, F265-111-461311
M. Watt, F236-113-393316
Z. Filzen, G317-132-410020
J. Oldham, G312-91-24705
A. Nuiriankh, G160-10-03020
D. Barnett233-50-05247
T. Robinson231-22-25124
T. Watson II202-70-00146
C. Downing71-30-00012
Totals 27-629-1538151971
Kent State Golden Flashes
J. Greene, F376-156-962218
J. Manns, F141-20-02032
R. Holt, G355-131-256015
C. Guyton, G333-62-232311
M. Porrini, G305-103-569416
C. Evans201-22-54134
P. Jackson203-60-22016
E. Gaines91-11-10024
K. Brewer10-00-00000
M. Henniger10-00-00000
Totals 25-5515-2636201876
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.10-722-14142
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
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Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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