Pippen scores 20 to lead Kent State past Buffalo 70-66

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)Danny Pippen had 20 points as Kent State narrowly beat Buffalo 70-66 on Friday night.

Pippen tied it at 64 on a 3-pointer with 45 seconds left, and he added six free throws in the final 23.9 seconds to secure it. He entered as a 71.8% free-throw shooter.

Troy Simons had 16 points for Kent State (14-6, 4-3 Mid-American Conference). CJ Williamson added nine rebounds and Mitch Peterson grabbed seven.

Davonta Jordan had 13 points and six assists for the Bulls (13-7, 4-3), whose four-game winning streak came to an end. Jeenathan Williams and Jayvon Graves each scored 11 points.

Kent State plays Toledo on the road on Tuesday. Buffalo plays Akron on the road on Tuesday.

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