The Red Dragons led 35-32 at halftime and never relinquished the lead over the final 20 minutes en route to the nine-point road victory. Cortland hit 24-of-37 from the charity stripe and was 20-of-49 (41%) from the field. Buffalo State shot 22-of-50 (44%) from the field, and was just 11-of-20 from the free throw line.
Rod Headley (Peekskill/Peekskill) led Cortland with 23 points and seven rebounds. Headley was 6-of-8 from the field and was 11-of-17 from the free throw line. Brian Kirchhoff (Webster/Webster) and Justin O’Garrow (Port Washington/PD Schreiber) each added 11 points.
Gregg Jones (Syracuse/Nottingham) led Buffalo State with 18 points. John Lawal (Hempstead/Uniondale) added nine points and a career-high 10 rebounds. Jobany Tirado (Syracuse/Corcoran) scored eight points and had five rebounds.
Buffalo State will travel to SUNYIT this Friday.