BUFFALO, N.Y. -- D.J. Cooper reached a pair of milestones for Ohio in a 24-point performance that included the winning 3-pointer in a 72-69 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday night.
Cooper hit 5 of 10 3-pointers to become the all-time leader with 264 for the Bobcats (22-8, 13-2 Mid-American Conference), breaking a tie with Tommy Freeman (2008-11). The senior guard also surpassed the 2,000-point mark in his career, reaching 2,018.
Cooper's 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining, which made it 70-69, capped Ohio's comeback from a 69-63 deficit with 3:51 to play.
Ohio had led by nine, 60-51, with 9 minutes left before the Bulls (12-18, 7-8) ran off 12 consecutive points.
Buffalo led 12-2 after less than 3 minutes of play, but the Bobcats came back to lead 42-37 at halftime.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
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.