Kent State vs Buffalo

Kent St. 80, Buffalo 68


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Randal Holt scored 27 points and Chris Evans added 25 points and 14 rebounds as Kent State pulled away late in an 80-68 victory over Buffalo Wednesday night.

Holt hit 5 of 5 from 3-point range and is now fourth on the Kent State (11-6, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) all-time list with 199 career 3-pointers, one shy of Armon Gates and current Golden Flashes' assistant coach Eric Haut.

Buffalo (5-12, 0-3) trailed most of the game until a 13-4 run led to a 60-56 advantage with 9:29 left. The lead changed three times after that, last when Devareaux Manley scored five straight points to put Kent State ahead 69-66 with 4:42 left. The points started a 16-2, game-ending run for Kent State, with Buffalo held scoreless after Javon McCrea's two free throws with 1:59 left.

McCrea made 15 of 15 free throws and led the Bulls with a career-high 33 points.

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Kent State Golden Flashes
C. Evans, F349-156-10142225
M. Henniger, F80-22-41052
K. Brewer, G330-65-80315
R. Holt, G327-128-872027
D. Goodson, G253-61-20158
D. Manley234-70-013010
C. Ortiz150-40-00140
K. Spicer90-10-01020
M. Tabb80-02-22052
K. Thomas70-10-01100
B. Pope60-11-21051
Totals 23-5525-3632132980
Buffalo Bulls
J. McCrea, F359-1215-15100333
W. Regan, F252-64-45149
T. Watson II, G401-122-22105
J. Skeete, G332-65-54239
A. Nuiriankh, G261-51-23354
R. Thomas-Edwards140-11-23021
X. Ford111-13-40035
C. Downing90-02-43042
R. Sebuharara70-00-00220
Totals 16-4333-383792668
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E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
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