Scores

Final

Buffalo 78

(16-8, 10-4 MAC)

Kent State 69

(15-12, 6-8 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    12:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUFF 33 4578
    KENT 32 3769

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: J. McCrea 31 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Kent State: K. Thomas 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    McCrea, Buffalo top Kent State 78-69

    Associated Press

    KENT, Ohio -- Javon McCrea scored 31 points and set the school career scoring mark as Buffalo earned its first-ever win at Kent State with a 78-69 victory Saturday.

    Buffalo (16-8, 10-4 Mid-American) used a 16-2 second-half run to open a 61-49 lead. Kent State (15-12, 6-8) cut the lead to 72-67 with 2:12 remaining, but McCrea answered with a three-point play as Buffalo pulled away.

    McCrea's point total gave him 1,920 career points, passing Rasaun Young's record of 1,908.

    McCrea also had 11 rebounds. Will Regan added 15 points and Justin Moss had 12.

    The Bulls overcame an early 19-7 deficit, as McCrea's 16 first-half points helped Buffalo to a 33-32 halftime lead.

    Kris Brewer led the Golden Flashes with 16 points. Kellon Thomas (13), Devareaux Manley (11) and Derek Jackson (10) also reached double figures.

    Buffalo entered the game 0-16 at the M.A.C. Center.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    KENT
    Points 78 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-52 (.423) 26-57 (.456)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-35 (.800) 8-17 (.471)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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