Scores

Final OT

Buffalo 81

(11-17, 6-7 MAC)

Kent State 83

(16-12, 6-7 MAC)

7:00 PM ET, February 27, 2013

Memorial A & C Center, Kent, Ohio

1 2 OT T
BUFF 41 32 881
KENT 32 41 1083

Top Performers

Buffalo: J. McCrea 32 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 8 Blk

Kent State: R. Holt 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Kent St. 83, Buffalo 81

Associated Press

KENT, Ohio -- Chris Evans' jumper at the overtime buzzer gave Kent State an 83-81 victory over Buffalo in a Mid-American Conference game Wednesday night.

The victory was the 16th in a row for the Golden Flashes (16-12, 6-7) at home against the Bulls (11-17, 6-7).

Buffalo was ahead 60-49 with 11:58 left in regulation before Melvin Tabb and Darren Goodson led a 16-4 run that gave Kent State a 65-64 lead.

The Golden Flashes built an 81-76 lead with 1:19 left in overtime before Buffalo tied it with 19 seconds remaining after a layup by Javon McCrea and a 3-pointer by Tony Watson. Watson was fouled on his basket but missed the free throw.

Randal Holt scored 28 points for Kent State. He had 27 when the Golden Flashes defeated Buffalo 80-68 on Jan. 16.

McCrea had 32 points and 15 rebounds to lead Buffalo. He scored 33 in the first meeting.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
KENT
Points 81 83
FG Made-Attempted 31-61 (.508) 29-73 (.397)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 11-28 (.393)
FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 14-18 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 5

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Jan 16, 2013 KENT 80, @BUFF 68Recap
» Feb 27, 2013 @KENT 83, BUFF 81Recap
Mar 14, 2013 @KENT 70, BUFF 68Recap

Research Notes

Javon McCrea had 32 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks for Buffalo in Wednesday's overtime loss to Kent State. He is the first D-I player to have at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and eight blocks in a game in over 10 years. David Harrison of Colorado was the last person to accomplish this feat, when he had 31 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks against Stetson on Nov. 24, 2002.

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