Jacey Brooks (Machias/Franklinville) led Buffalo State with 16 points and had six rebounds. Shareese Hamer (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent) had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Gina Apa (Buffalo/McKinley) added 11 points and six steals.
Buffalo State led by as many as 10 points in the opening half, and maintained a 24-17 advantage at the intermission. The Wildcats rallied and took the lead for good at 39-36 with 9:36 remaining. SUNYIT then used an 11-1 run to distance itself, and held the Bengals off down the stretch.
Buffalo State will host Potsdam for a SUNYAC game on Friday at 6 p.m.