Geneseo led 23-19 at halftime, despite 15 first-half turnovers. The Blue Knights held their biggest lead of the game at 49-38 with 5:35 remaining in the second stanza, but Buffalo State mounted an 11-0 run to finally even the score at 49-49 with 41 seconds to play. Irving connected on the jumper on the next possession and Buffalo State was unable to get a clean look in the closing seconds despite two desperation shot attempts.
Annie Verdino (Yorktown Heights/New Hyde Park) paced Geneseo with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Irving finished with seven points, three steals and three assists.
Toya Parks (Brooklyn/MLK) led Buffalo State with 17 points, four assists and five steals. Darnika Moseley (Liverpool/Liverpool) added 11 points and six boards.
The Bengals will travel to Potsdam and Plattsburgh this Friday and Saturday respectively.