Graves scores 25 to carry Buffalo over Miami (Ohio) 83-78

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jayvon Graves had 25 points as Buffalo defeated Miami (Ohio) 83-78 on Friday night.

With the win, the Bulls avoided a 0-3 start in conference play for the first time since 2013 and Jim Whitesell got his first conference win as Buffalo’s head coach.

Ronaldo Segu had 16 points and six assists for Buffalo (10-6, 1-2 Mid-American Conference). Davonta Jordan added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Mballa had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the visiting team.

Dalonte Brown had 18 points and seven rebounds for the RedHawks (7-9, 0-3). Isaiah Coleman-Lands added 13 points. Dae Dae Grant had 11 points.

Buffalo takes on Ohio at home on Tuesday. Miami (Ohio) matches up against Kent State at home on Tuesday.