BUFFALO, N.Y.-- Louis Campbell scored on a layup with 11 seconds to play in the game to lead Buffalo to a 73-72 victory over the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team on Saturday afternoon in front of 882 fans at Alumni Arena.
The Wildcats, which fell to 0-6 on the season, trailed by as many as 12 points (49-37 with 19:28 to play in the second half before clawing their way back and into a position to win the contest.
Down by seven points (66-59) with 7:58 to go, the 'Cats put together a 9-0 run, capped off by a pair of made free throws by senior forward Chris Brown to make the score 68-66 in favor of the visitors with 5:32 to go in the contest. Brown had five points during the UNH comeback, including a key three-pointer.
The Bulls (3-2) took a three-point lead (71-68) with 2:56 to play, but a Brown layup closed the margin to one point with 2:10 remaining. Following a Buffalo turnover, Brown struck again, this time making two shots at the line to give the Wildcats a one-point lead (72-71) with 1:12 left on the clock.
After a missed layup by the Bulls and a missed three-pointer by UNH's Allen Gould, Campbell scored the winning basket on a layup with 11 second to play. The Wildcats had one more chance to steal the victory, but sophomore guard Marcus Bullock missed a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded.
Gould played a tremendous game for the 'Cats after returning to the lineup due to a knee injury. The sophomore guard poured in 20 points on 8x16 shooting from the floor and 4x5 marksmanship from the free throw line, while also grabbing a team-high eight rebounds. Brown finished the day with 15 points and seven boards, while Bullock added 12 points and senior forward Assane Faye contributed 11 to round out the double-digit scorers.
Buffalo had four players score in double figures and was led by Campbell with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
UNH shot a respectable 41.4 percent from the floor (24x58), while Buffalo shot 40.3 percent (25x62). The Bulls outrebounded the 'Cats by a 46-40 margin.
The Buffalo game marks the third contest this season that UNH has lost by three points or less. The other two include No. 17 Boston College on Nov. 21 (80-77) and Dartmouth (72-70).
The UNH men's basketball team will return to action on Thursday, Dec. 6, when the squad entertains New England College. Game time is 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.