- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

KENT, Ohio (AP) - CJ Massinburg scored 22 points and Nick Perkins added 17 to help Buffalo pull away midway through the second half to beat Kent State 82-69 on Tuesday night.

Kent State had its last lead, 64-59 with 8:44 to play before the Bulls closed the gap on a 23-5 run. Nikola Rakicevic scored eight of his 14 points, and Massinburg and Perkins each chipped in six points during the stretch. Kent State had six turnovers and missed 8 of 10 from the field.

Jimmy Hall had 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Golden Flashes (9-9, 1-4 Mid-American), who have lost four straight and hasn’t won since their MAC opener, a 100-90 victory over Ball State. Deon Edwin scored 11 points and Kevin Zabo had 10.

The Bulls (8-10, 2-3) have beaten Kent State seven straight games.

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