KENT, Ohio (AP)– Mike Nuga had 23 points as Kent State narrowly defeated Buffalo 84-81 on Tuesday.

Kent State led 47-26 at halftime, but tracked 81-75 with 2:02 staying. Nuga tied it at 81 on a layup and he made 3 of 4 complimentary throws in the final 14 seconds.

Justyn Hamilton had 16 points for Kent State (7-3, 4-2 Mid-American Conference), which made its fourth straight win. Tervell Beck added 12 points and seven rebounds, and Malique Jacobs had 7 rebounds and six helps.

Buffalo amounted to 55 second-half points, a season high.

Josh Mballa had 22 points and seven takes for the Bulls (5-5, 3-3). Jeenathan Williams included 20 points and 8 rebounds, and Ronaldo Segu had 19 points. Jayvon Graves, who was second on the Bulls in scoring entering the contest with 17 points per game, scored just five points on 2-of-12 shooting.

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