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Bulls' men's basketball team wins MAC title

U.B. takes down Toledo to punch their ticket to the 2018 NCAA Tournament

March 11, 2018 - 8:49 am

Mike Jafari reporting

For third time in the last four years, the Buffalo Bulls' men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.

The top-seeded Bulls punched their ticket to the "Big Dance" on Saturday night with a 76-66 win over the second-seeded Toledo Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. For the Bulls, it is the third time they have won the Mid-American Conference title, and their first championship since 2016.

Wes Clark led the charge for the Bulls with 26 points, while Nick Perkins chipped in 16 points.

The Bulls will find out their opponent for the Round of 64 during the Selection Sunday special this Sunday. ESPN's Joe Lunardi has the Bulls projected to be a 12th seed in the tournament and heading out to San Diego to play the fifth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.

As for the U.B. women's team, they didn’t have the same luck as the men on Saturday. The Bulls' ladies squad suffered a 96-91 loss to Central Michigan in the final of the women's MAC Tournament. Despite the loss, the 27-5 Bulls are the 19th ranked team in the nation, and still have a good chance to make it to the NCAA Tournament.

The women's team will find out their fate for the NCAA Tournament on Monday night.

Coverage of Selection Sunday starts at 7 p.m. on Sunday, and can be heard on WGR!


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