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Washington State sneaks by Buffalo 65-54
By STEVE HUNTER, Associated Press Saturday, Dec 22, 2012

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP)—DaVonte Lacy scored 19 points, Brock Motum added 15 and Washington State used a big second half run to escape with a 65-54 victory over Buffalo on Friday night

Buffalo led 49-48 with 7:02 left before the Cougars used a 13-1 run to pull away. The Bulls went nearly six minutes without a field goal during Washington State’s run.

Lacy tied his career high with five 3-pointers for Washington State (8-4), which has won three straight and six of seven. Motum had eight of his 15 points in the second half for the Cougars and Dexter Kernich-Drew added 10.

Motum had two put-backs to ignite the run, including one after a missed free throw. Kernich-Drew hit a 3-pointer to make it 56-50 with 4:53 remaining in the game.

Tony Watson scored 18 points to lead Buffalo (4-8), which had won two in a row, and Auraum Nuiriankh added 13.

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 Buffalo
Tony Watson Tony Watson
7-14,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Washington St.
DaVonte Lacy DaVonte Lacy
5-7,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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