DURHAM. N.H.-- Louis Campbell scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 17 seconds to play, to lead Buffalo to an 81-78 victory over New Hampshire Tuesday in a men's basketball matchup at Lundholm Gymnasium.
The Bulls, now 1-2 on the season, led by as many as 10 points (27-17) with 13:10 to play before the intermission. However, the Wildcats (0-2) chipped away at the lead in the closing minutes and trailed by just one point on a Marcelle Williams three-pointer at the top of the key. UNH trailed by two at the half (42-40) after Rick Fox hit a pair of free throws with time expired.
The Wildcats went up by one point at 16:53 of the second stanza on a dunk by forward Chris Brown off a full-court pass from Colin Donahue that made the score 47-46. Buffalo then led by as many as nine points after scoring 10 unanswered points from 16:53 (47-46) until 12:53 (56-47) on a free throw by Michael Sinclair.
New Hampshire was led in scoring by Williams, who tallied 15 points on the Evening. Assane Fay checked in with a career-high 13 points on 6x9 shooting from the floor.
Campbell, in addition to his 20 points, finished with seven rebounds and four steals.
Buffalo outrebounded the Wildcats by 52-43 margin and shot .813 from the free throw line (26-32) as compared to UNH, which shot 10 for 18 a mark of .556 from the charity stripe.