ATHENS, Ohio -- Ben Roderick scored a career-high 21 points. making six 3-pointers, and Ohio topped Buffalo 80-69 on Tuesday night, snapping the Bulls' four-game win streak.
Roderick was 6-for-8 shooting from beyond the arc, Jason Preston added 19 points with 10 rebounds for Ohio (14-14, 6-9 Mid-American Conference), which earned a fourth straight home victory. Ben Vander Plas added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Jordan Dartis had 12 points.
The Bobcats opened the game on an 18-0 run, featuring three straight 3s by Roderick and a 3 and a dunk from Vander Plas. The Bobcats maintained a double-digit lead for much of the game. Buffalo was outrebounded (39-36) for the first time since the MAC opener Jan. 4.
Graves became the 21st Buffalo player to surpass 1,000 career points, finishing with 1,013.
Jeenathan Williams, the Bulls' second-leading scorer (17 ppg), scored three on 1-for-6 shooting in 14 minutes.
Ohio faces Kent State at home on Friday. Buffalo plays Akron at home on Saturday.
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