Scores

Final

Buffalo 71

(16-7, 9-3 MAC)

Kent State 76

(19-6, 9-3 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2012

    MAC Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUFF 39 3271
    KENT 31 4576

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: M. Watt 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 3 Ast

    Kent State: M. Porrini 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast

    Kent St. 76, Buffalo 71

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    KENT
    Points 71 76
    FG Made-Attempted 27-62 (.435) 25-55 (.455)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 11-18 (.611)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 15-26 (.577)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 8

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