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Washington State Sneaks By Buffalo 65-54

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - DaVonte Lacy scored 19 points, Brock Motum added 15 and Washington State used a big second half run to escape with a 65-54 victory over Buffalo on Friday night. 

Buffalo led 49-48 with 7:02 left before the Cougars used a 13-1 run to pull away. The Bulls went nearly six minutes without a field goal during Washington State's run. 

Lacy tied his career high with five 3-pointers for Washington State (8-4), which has won three straight and six of seven. Motum had eight of his 15 points in the second half for the Cougars and Dexter Kernich-Drew added 10. 

Motum had two put-backs to ignite the run, including one after a missed free throw. Kernich-Drew hit a 3-pointer to make it 56-50 with 4:53 remaining in the game. 

Tony Watson scored 18 points to lead Buffalo (4-8), which had won two in a row, and Auraum Nuiriankh added 13.

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