Jeremy Harris scored 31 factors, C.J. Massinburg added 17 and No. 18 Buffalo gained its fourth Mid-American Conference title in five years — and additional stamped itself as a staff to worry within the NCAA Event — by beating Bowling Green 87-seventy three on Saturday night time.
The highest-seeded Bulls (31-three), who dominated the MAC in the course of the common season, withstood a robust effort by the Falcons (22-12), one in every of three groups to beat Buffalo in the course of the common season.
But the Bulls confirmed their championship poise down the stretch and accomplished a 3-day sweep at Quicken Loans Area, a friendly house away from house for the past few years.
Buffalo’s five-yr run atop the league is unprecedented in MAC history, and the title only boosts a resume that ought to make the Bulls the very best ever seeded MAC workforce when the NCAA brackets are unveiled Sunday.
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Harris, a silky clean left-hander, went thirteen of 20 and was named the event’s MVP.
Jayvon Graves also added 17 factors for the Bulls, who needed to play the final 4 minutes with out middle Nick Perkins after he fouled out when he was referred to as for a technical foul.
Bowling Inexperienced made three free throws to get within seventy four-seventy one, but Graves hit a three-pointer and Harris soon adopted with one which hit…