KENT, Ohio — Javon McCrea scored 31 points and set the school career scoring mark as Buffalo earned its first-ever win at Kent State with a 78-69 victory Saturday.
Buffalo (16-8, 10-4 Mid-American) used a 16-2 second-half run to open a 61-49 lead. Kent State (15-12, 6-8) cut the lead to 72-67 with 2:12 remaining, but McCrea answered with a three-point play as Buffalo pulled away.
McCrea's point total gave him 1,920 career points, passing Rasaun Young's record of 1,908.
The Bulls overcame an early 19-7 deficit, as McCrea's 16 first-half points helped Buffalo to a 33-32 halftime lead.
Buffalo entered the game 0-16 at the M.A.C. Center.