Quaintance scores 14 as Kent State beats Buffalo, 68-63

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KENT, Ohio (AP)—Haminn Quaintance scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Kent State came from behind in the second half to beat Buffalo 68-63 on Sunday.

Buffalo (6-7, 0-1 Mid-American Conference) led by as much as 13 points in the first half, but Kent State (11-3, 0-1) used a 17-4 run in the second, spurred by Mike Scott’s nine points, to take a 50-46 lead with 9:23 to play.

After several lead changes, Mike McKee made a 3-pointer to make it 58-56 with 2:39 remaining, putting Kent State in front to stay.

Buffalo’s Andy Robinson led all scorers with 25 points. Rodney Pierce had 12 points and Calvin Betts added 10 for the Bulls.

Kent State used improved shooting accuracy—55 percent—in the second to jump ahead after shooting just 34.5 percent in the first. Al Fisher scored 13 points, Scott finished with 11 and McKee added 10 for the Golden Flashes.

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 Buffalo
A. Robinson A. Robinson
4-11,  25 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Kent St.
H. Quaintance H. Quaintance
4-8,  14 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists

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