Unbeaten Buffalo State recorded its 16th win in a row, 88-69, over Penn State-Behrend at Erie, Pa., while the University of Buffalo won on its Florida trip, 74-66, over Barry in Miami Monday night.
The Bengals' Jason Slaughter and Nate Gainey combined to blank Behrend's Dave Gurska, who had been averaging 16 points a game and also was No. 2 in NCAA Division III in three-point field goals with an average of four. The Bengals also held Behrend to 1 of 16 on three-pointers. The Erie school was fourth in Division III, averaging eight three-pointers a game.
UB's Ricky Coleman scored 17 of his game-high 24 points in the first half while reserve Kevin Lee from Hutch-Tech scored his season-high 10 points in the second half to spark the Bulls (9-5).
UB led at the half, 46-41, on two free throws by Coleman.
In the second half, Coleman and Lee sparked a nine-point UB run to put the Bulls ahead, 68-61, with 2:16 left. Coleman hit a three-point goal and Lee had two field goals.
Lee later added four consecutive free throws to make it 72-64 with 49 seconds left.
Meanwhile, the Bengals reserves played well filling in when five players incurred two personal fouls each in the first half.
Sean Gray scored nine points in his 26 minutes of playing time, while 6-foot-5 reserve center Bill Gorman (West Seneca East) had six rebounds in 21 minutes, subbing mainly for Jerry Young.
Chuck Swierski (West Seneca East) scored nine of his game-high 22 and Slaughter 10 in the first half.
Young's dunk, which ended up as a three-point play, put the Bengals up by 27, with about 12 minutes left in the game.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Dee Ross and Sarry Jones led a second-half surge to carry Buffalo State to a 77-69 win over Penn State-Behrend. Ross scored 15 of her 28 and Jones 11 of her 15 in the second half as the Lady Bengals broke from a 33-33 halftime score to shoot 69 percent (16 of 23) after intermission. Arlene Eagan added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Bengals (11-1). Penn State-Behrend is 6-10. . . . Debbie Pike's 26 points led host Fredonia State to a 76-58 win over Rochester Institute of Technology. Sherri Ervin (Salamanca) had 15 points for Fredonia (5-8). Ellen Monile (Orchard Park) scored 12 for RIT (0-10).