Tuesday's college basketball: Western Michigan falls to Buffalo 85-69, skid reaches four
Kalamazoo — Jeenathan Williams had 25 points and 14 rebounds as Buffalo defeated Western Michigan 85-69 on Tuesday.
Ronaldo Segu, Josh Mballa and Jayvon Graves each had 14 points for Buffalo (5-3, 3-1 Mid-American Conference). Mballa added nine rebounds and Graves had seven rebounds.
Patrick Emilien had 18 points for the Broncos (2-8, 1-4), who have now lost four straight games. B. Artis White (Canton) added 12 points. Rafael Cruz Jr. had six rebounds.
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►Kent State 94, (at) Central Michigan 85: Danny Pippen (Detroit Allen Academy) had 28 points and 11 rebounds as Kent State defeated Central Michigan.
Mike Nuga had 18 points and seven rebounds for Kent State (5-3, 2-2 Mid-American Conference). Malique Jacobs added 14 points and Giovanni Santiago had 11 points.
Travon Broadway Jr. had 20 points and five steals for the Chippewas (5-7, 1-4). Malik Muhammad added 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Meikkel Murray had 14 points.
►(At) Toledo 96, Eastern Michigan 63: Keshaun Saunders had a career-high 20 points coming off the bench and Toledo won its eighth straight game, easily beating Eastern Michigan 96-63 on Tuesday night. Saunders hit 5 of 6 3-pointers.
Spencer Littleson had 19 points and six rebounds for Toledo (11-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference). Marreon Jackson added 17 points and Ryan Rollins had 14 points and six rebounds.
Bryce McBride had 12 points for the Eagles (3-4, 1-3). Ty Groce added 10 points.
►(At) Oklahoma State 75, No. 6 Kansas 70: Cade Cunningham scored 18 points, and Oklahoma State held off a late rally to beat No. 6 Kansas.
Kansas trailed by three in the closing seconds and had possession, but Oklahoma State’s Bryce Williams stole the ball, drove the length of the floor and and dunked as time expired.
The Cowboys blew a 19-point lead in a loss to West Virginia eight days earlier and squandered a 16-point lead in the second half of this one before scoring the game’s final eight points.
Williams scored 17 points and Avery Anderson III added 14 for the Cowboys (9-3, 3-3 Big 12). It was the fifth time in the past eight tries that Oklahoma State has beaten the Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
David McCormack scored a season-high 24 points for Kansas (10-3, 4-2).
►No. 20 Virginia Tech 74, No. 18 Duke 67: Tyrece Radford had 18 points and 12 rebounds to lift No. 20 Virginia Tech over No. 19 Duke.
The double-double was the first of the season for Radford, who helped the Hokies (10-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) jump to an 18-point, first-half lead and hold off Duke’s second-half rally to win for the sixth time in seven games.
Keve Aluma added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Jalen Cone finished with 14 points for Virginia Tech.
Jeremy Roach led Duke (5-3, 3-1) with a game-high 22 points.
The Hokies led from the tip, making six of their first eight shots and shooting 63.3% (19 of 30) in the first half. Radford connected on 6 of 8 in the first half and finished 7 of 12 from the field.
Duke cut the deficit to 56-55 after Matthew Hurt hit a corner 3-pointer with 13:12 remaining. Radford scored the game’s next five points, and Duke went scoreless on six consecutive possessions. The Blue Devils got no closer than four points the rest of the game.
Hurt, the ACC’s leading scorer (19.6 points per game), finished with 20 points.