BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Javon McCrea had 26 points as Buffalo snapped the nation's longest winning streak, beating Akron 81-67 Saturday night in Mid-American Conference action.
The Zips (23-5, 13-1) had won 19 straight, two shy of the program record set in 1958-59.
Buffalo (12-17, 7-7) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win. The Bulls led 37-32 at halftime, and after falling behind 44-43 with 15:01 left, used a 17-6 stretch to build a 60-50 lead with 7:06 remaining.
Buffalo is now tied for third with Kent State in the MAC East standings.
Buffalo entered shooting 51 percent over its previous four games and hit 56 percent (28 of 50) Saturday, including 60 percent (15 of 25) after halftime.
Zeke Marshall led Akron with 17 points.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite