Scores

Final

Buffalo 68

(14-20, 7-9 MAC)

Kent State 70

(20-12, 9-7 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:30 PM ET, March 14, 2013

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    BUFF 32 3668
    KENT 30 4070

    Top Performers

    Buffalo: T. Watson II 23 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kent State: C. Evans 25 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Kent St. 70, Buffalo 68

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Chris Evans scored six of his 25 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to help fourth-seeded Kent State hold off eighth-seeded Buffalo 70-68 Thursday night in the third round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

    The Golden Flashes (20-12) took a 62-61 lead on two Darren Goodson free throws with 3:15 to play. Evans added a jumper with 2:20 left for a three-point lead, and then layup and two foul shots down the stretch to maintain the advantage.

    Evans added a career-high 15 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. Randal Holt chipped in 17 points and Goodson finished with 12.

    Tony Watson paced the Bulls (14-20) with 23 points and 11 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes for the sixth straight game. Javon McCrea managed 20 points, breaking Buffalo's single-season record with 593 points.

    The Golden Flashes will face top-seeded Akron Friday at 6:30 p.m.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BUFF
    KENT
    Points 68 70
    FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 25-51 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-27 (.296) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-18 (.778) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 8

    2012-13 Season

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    Jan 16, 2013 KENT 80, @BUFF 68Recap
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