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Buffalo rallies to beat Kent State 66-65

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Javon McCrea scored 25 points to help Buffalo rally then hold off visiting Kent State 66-65 on Saturday night.

McCrea, who leads the Mid-American Conference in shooting percentage at 63 percent, shot 9 of 16 from the field and 7 of 9 from the free throw line.

Buffalo (8-4) trailed by six, 58-52, after Randal Holt hit a 3-pointer with 8:22 left in the second half, but the Bulls used a 7-0 run to take a one-point lead, 59-58, with 5:37 left to play.

Holt hit another jumper at the four-minute mark to put the Golden Flashes (10-4) ahead by two, 62-60. But Buffalo closed the game on a 6-0 run and took a 66-62 lead with 10 seconds left.

Buffalo held Kent State scoreless over the final four minutes until Michael Porrini made a 3-pointer with five seconds left.

Porrini finished with 13 points.

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