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A poor second half proved costly Sunday to the University at Buffalo's women's basketball team, which was stunned by Marshall, 77-64, in Huntington, W.Va.

The Bulls (8-4) made only 9 of 39 shots (23 percent) and were outscored 45-27 after halftime as their four-game winning streak came to an end.

The Thundering Herd (3-8) erased a 37-32 deficit with a 16-4 run to take a 48-41 lead with 14:58 left in the game. Buffalo got as close as 62-59 before Marshall pulled away for its second straight win.

The Herd outrebounded the Bulls, 51-32, with forward Kristina Behnfeldt leading the way with 17 boards. She added 18 points.

Marshall also had a big edge at the free throw line, making 33 of 41 attempts while UB was 14 of 20. The Bulls got whistled for 26 fouls, nine more than the Herd.

Catherine Jacob scored 18 points, Megan McCray added 12 and Charissa Gardner netted 10 for UB, which plays Mid-Continent Conference newcomer Oral Roberts Saturday night in Alumni Arena. Marshall hosts Canisius Tuesday night.

HOCKEY: Clarkson scored three power-play goals in a 5-1 rout of Niagara in the consolation game of the Syracuse Invitational. The Golden Knights (8-5-2) fired 49 shots at Niagara sophomore goaltender Greg Gardner, whose 79 saves in two games set a tournament record and earned him a spot on the all-tourney team. Freshman Timo Makela scored for the Purple Eagles (5-4-0), who were held to just 14 shots.

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