AKRON, Ohio — Gabe Grant buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining then blocked a 3-point try as time was running out, lifting Buffalo to a 77-74 victory over Akron.
Antwain Johnson scored 18 points and Mballa had 13 points and 17 rebounds for Buffalo. Jayvon Graves scored 13 points, Davonta Jordan 11 and Jeenathan Williams 10 for the Bulls. Grant had five points, one rebound and two huge plays.
Loren Cristian Jackson had 28 points and six assists for the Zips (16-5, 6-2). He made five 3-pointers and all 11 of his free-throw attempts.