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Kent, Ohio — Jimmy Price had 15 points and 15 rebounds and Devareaux Manley and Kris Brewer each scored 16 for Kent State in a 63-53 Mid-American Conference victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.

Kent State (15-5, 6-1) took command with a 17-0 run early in the second half.

Manley scored seven during the spurt.

Central Michigan (14-4, 4-3) had a 12-0 run of its own but couldn't get any closer than six points.

Chris Fowler scored 15 for the Chippewas. John Simons and Braylon Rayson had 10 apiece.

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(At) Buffalo 77, Western Michigan 71: David Brown scored 29 for Western Michigan (13-7, 4-3 MAC). Thomas Wilder had 12 and Connar Tava 11.

Justin Moss had 23 points and 10 rebounds to lead Buffalo (13-6, 4-3). Xavier Ford scored 16. An 8-0 second-half run sealed it for Buffalo.

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(At) No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth 72, George Washington 48: Freshman Terry Larrier scored 15 and VCU (17-3, 7-0 Atlantic 10) pulled away with a 16-2 run early in the second half for its 12th consecutive victory.

Kethan Savage scored 18 to lead George Washington (16-5, 6-2) and Joe McDonald had 11.

No. 17 West Virginia 65, (at) Kansas State 59: Tarik Phillip matched a career-high 12 points and West Virginia (17-3, 5-2 Big 12) forced Kansas State (12-9, 5-3) into 25 turnovers.

(At) Oklahoma State 64, No. 20 Baylor 53: Phil Forte scored 16 points and Le'Bryan Nash added 13. Forte, a 5-foot-11 shooting guard, made 4 of 7 3-pointers and matched a career high with five rebounds for the Cowboys, who claimed their second win over a ranked opponent this season.

Michael Cobbins had six points, a season-high 11 rebounds and matched a career high with five blocks. Anthony Hickey had eight points and a career-high 10 assists and freshman Tavarius Shine added a season-high 11 points for the Cowboys (14-6, 4-4 Big 12), who will host No. 24 Oklahoma on Saturday.

Lester Medford scored 13 points, Taurean Prince added 12 and Rico Gathers added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Baylor (15-5, 3-4), which had won four of five. Baylor shot just 34.5 percent from the field and posted a season-low point total.

Xavier 66, (at) No. 21 Georgetown 53: Myles Davis scored 19 in his third start and Xavier (14-7, 5-4 Big East) held Georgetown without a basket for more than 11 minutes in the first half and completed a season sweep.

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