KENT, Ohio -- Brian Fitzpatrick scored 16 as Bucknell overcame Kent State 66-59 and snapped its 13-game home winning streak on Wednesday night.
Cameron Ayers made a 3-pointer with 4:53 to give Bucknell (3-4) the lead for good and hit another one on the next possession to extend the lead to 59-55.
Bucknell was 9 of 20 from 3-point range while Kent State was only 7 of 28.
Kent State (8-2) responded to Bucknell's second-half run with eight unanswered points to tie the game 53-53. The Golden Flashes had the ball down 61-57 with 44.3 seconds left but turned it over and had to send the Bison to the free throw line.
Darren Goodson had 18 points to lead Kent State.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.