Big third quarter powers Buffalo past Kent State, 81-51, in final home game

Buffalo capitalized on six Kent State turnovers and held the Flashes to three of 17 shooting in the third quarter and won its 10th straight MAC game Wednesday, 81-51.

Kent State kept the game fairly close in the first half against the Bulls, No. 14 of 349 Division I teams in the latest RPI rankings. Buffalo led 36-28 at halftime.

The Bulls added 10 points to that lead in the first three minutes of the second half.

Jordan Korinek led Kent State with 14 points. McKenna Stephens had 10. It was the last game in the M.A.C. Center for the two players, who started throughout their four-year careers.

Four Buffalo starters scored in double figures, even though none played more than 27 minutes and not at all in the fourth quarter.

Buffalo is 15-2 in the MAC and 24-4 on the season. Kent State is 5-12 and 12-17.

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