Kent State comes back to beat Buffalo 76-71

The Associated Press

KENT, Ohio (AP) Justin Greene scored 18 points and Michael Porrini scored 14 of his 16 in the second half as Kent State came back to defeat Buffalo 76-71 Tuesday night.

The victory was the seventh in a row for the Golden Flashes (19-6, 9-3 Mid-American Conference), who are 15-0 at home against Buffalo.

Zach Filzen scored 20 points for the Bulls (16-7, 9-3), whose eight-game winning streak ended. The teams are tied for second in the conference's East Division, two games behind Akron.

After trailing 39-31 at halftime, Kent State rallied to go in front 57-48 with 10:48 remaining, but the Bulls responded with a 13-0 run to regain the lead, 61-57.

The Golden Flashes tied the game at 63 on a 3-pointer by Porrini and went ahead for good, 65-63, on Greene's layup with 5:55 left.

Randal Holt added 15 points for Kent State, and Mitchell Watt had 16 for Buffalo.