Buffalo beats Kent St. 65-62 in MAC tourney

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CLEVELAND (AP)—Max Boudreau scored 13 points and Calvin Betts had 11 points and 18 rebounds to lead Buffalo to a 65-62 win over Kent State in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament Thursday afternoon.

Buffalo (20-10) took the lead for good, 54-53, on Mitchell Watt’s layup with 5:39 to play, and the Bulls held on with free throw shooting.

Kent State’s Al Fisher was 2-of-14 from the field, scoring just nine points after scoring 25 in Tuesday’s first round win over Northern Illinois. Chris Singletary, returning from a one-game suspension, scored 13 points for the Golden Flashes but fouled out with 4:37 remaining.

Tryee Evans scored 11 points and Jordan Mincy added 10 for Kent State (19-14), which couldn’t extend its 10-year streak of 20-win seasons.

Titus Robinson scored 10 points for the Bulls, which meets Ball State in the semifinals Friday night.

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 Top Performers
 Kent St.
Jordan Mincy Jordan Mincy
4-8,  10 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
Calvin Betts Calvin Betts
3-8,  11 Pts
18 Rebs, 2 Assists

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