NCAA Basketball

Miami (OH) RedHawks (13-20)


Sat. 2/27 Tue. 3/1 Fri. 3/4 Mon. 3/7 Thu. 3/10
vs. KentSt 
W 74-65
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@ Buff 
W 67-59
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vs. Ohio 
L 65-67
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@ BallSt 
W 49-47
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@ Buff 
L 81-94
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Conner leads Buffalo to 94-81 win over Miami in MAC tourney

CLEVELAND (AP) Willie Conner scored 25 points, Blake Hamilton grabbed 16 rebounds and defending champion Buffalo advanced to the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals on Thursday night with a 94-81 win over Miami (Ohio).

The third-seeded Bulls (18-14) made three straight 3-pointers early in the second half to open a 12-point lead and never let the RedHawks (13-20) get closer than seven the rest of the way.

Buffalo will play second-seeded Ohio in Friday's second semifinal. Top-seeded Akron will face No. 12 seed Bowling Green in the other semifinal.

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Leaders
Points: E. Washington13.9
Rebounds: G. McKnight4.0
Assists: E. Washington4.6
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: E. Washington79.9%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: E. Washington1.6
Blocks: L. Livingston Jr.0.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 13-5 26-9
Ohio 11-7 23-12
Kent State 10-8 19-13
Buffalo 10-8 20-15
Miami (OH) 6-12 13-20
Bowling Green 5-13 16-18
West
Ball State 10-8 21-14
Central Michigan 10-8 17-16
Northern Illinois 9-9 21-13
Eastern Michigan 9-9 18-15
Toledo 8-10 17-15
Western Michigan 7-11 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 63.3 (338)
Rebounds: 9.9 (242)
Assists: 10.2 (342)
FG%: 40.3% (325)
FT%: 72.9% (62)
3P%: 30.6% (320)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 68.2 (85)
Rebounds: 22.5 (339)
Assists: 12.8 (152)
FG%: 43.4% (166)
FT%: 75.0% (347)
3P%: 35.8% (253)
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