W. Illinois 67, Buffalo 58
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP)
Terell Parks chipped in 12 points and Adam Link had 10 for the Leathernecks (2-1). Parks' three blocked shots moved him into fifth place all-time at Western Illinois.
The back-and-forth game featured six ties and 13 lead changes before Western Illinois took the lead for good shortly after halftime. A 13-3 run, capped by two McAvoy free throws, put the Leathernecks ahead 50-40, and WIU would later lead by as many as 13.
Western Illinois shot 46 percent from the field, while Buffalo made 39 percent of its shots.