NCAA Basketball

Buffalo Bulls (19-11)


Thu. 2/24 Sat. 2/26 Tue. 3/1 Fri. 3/4 Thu. 3/10
@ NIU 
W 79-68
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vs. NIU 
W 70-60
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vs. Toledo 
L 76-92
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@ KentSt 
L 65-70
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@ Akron 
L 68-70
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Ali scores 19 to carry Akron over Buffalo 70-68 in MAC

CLEVELAND (AP) Ali Ali had 19 points and Greg Tribble made two free throws with 3.2 seconds left and fourth-seeded Akron edged fifth-seeded Buffalo 70-68 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tourney on Thursday.

Xavier Castaneda had 15 points and six rebounds for Akron (22-9). Mikal Dawson added 14 points. Enrique Freeman had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Buffalo missed a 3-pointer with 22 seconds to go. Tribble was fouled as he drove to the basket.

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Leaders
Points: J. Williams19.1
Rebounds: J. Mballa8.6
Assists: R. Segu5.1
FG%: J. Williams49.0%
FT%: J. Mballa64.7%
3P%: J. Williams45.1%
Steals: J. Williams1.4
Blocks: K. Mading1.0
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Toledo 17-3 26-8
Kent State 16-4 23-11
Ohio 14-6 25-10
Akron 14-6 24-10
Buffalo 13-6 19-11
Ball State 9-10 14-17
Miami (OH) 8-12 14-18
Central Michigan 6-12 7-23
Bowling Green 6-14 13-18
Northern Illinois 6-14 9-21
Eastern Michigan 5-15 10-21
Western Michigan 4-16 8-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 79.9 (9)
Rebounds: 14.2 (2)
Assists: 15.0 (49)
FG%: 45.5% (93)
FT%: 70.9% (197)
3P%: 34.2% (153)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.3 (264)
Rebounds: 28.3 (12)
Assists: 11.5 (83)
FG%: 42.3% (125)
FT%: 70.4% (110)
3P%: 31.6% (70)
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