Scores

Final

Buffalo 56

(10-1, 4-1 away)

Delaware State 51

(2-10, 0-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    Memorial Hall, Dover, Delaware

    1 2 T
    BUFF 19 3756
    DSU 33 1851

    Buffalo 56, Delaware State 51

    DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Delaware State University was outscored 37-18 in the second half of a 56-51 loss to Buffalo on Friday.

    DSU lost its fifth in a row to fall to 2-10 on the season, while Buffalo won its eighth straight to improve to 10-1.

    The Hornets led 33-19 at the half, and opened up a 36-19 lead when Darrin Shine hit a three-point shot with 19:01 left to play.

    Buffalo responded by scoring 11 of the next 14 points, and cut Delaware State's lead to 39-30 on a lay up by Parnell Smith with 15:01 remaining.

    The Hornets answered with a 6-2 run, and pulled ahead 45-32 on a jumper by Jahsha Bluntt with 12:27 left.

    Bluntt hit two free throws with 8:24 left to give Delaware State a 49-38 lead. Buffalo scored the next 13 points, and took its first lead 51-49 on a three-pointer by Smith with 4:12 remaining to play.

    The Hornets missed each of their three shots and committed two turnovers during Buffalo's go-ahead run.

    Delaware State tied the score at 51 on a jumper by Bluntt with 4:05 left.

    The Bulls took the lead for good when Yassin Idbihi hit a jump hook in the lane with 2:00 left.

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