After winning just their second game since the start of December against Western Michigan on Saturday, Kent State again found itself in the loss column, falling 61-53 to Buffalo at the M.A.C. Center.
The Golden Flashes (5-19, 2-11 Mid-American Conference) had trouble getting going offensively, shooting just 10-of-27 (37 percent) in the first half and trailing 37-27 at halftime.
They did improve their efficiency in the second half, outscoring the Bulls 26-24, but the deficit built in the first half was too large to overcome.
Larissa Lurken led the Golden Flashes with 14 points. CiCi Shannon added 11 and Montia Johnson had 10 points and a team-high six rebounds.
The Bulls (15-9, 8-5) were led by Mackenzie Loesing’s 15 points. Alexus Malone added 12.