UB women win the MAC Tournament, claim automatic bid to NCAA Tournament

The Bulls beat Ohio, 77-61, Cierra Dillard takes MAC Tournament MVP

Derek Kramer
March 16, 2019 - 2:04 pm

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The UB women's basketball team won their second MAC Tournament in four years after a 77-61 win over the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cierra Dillard led the team in scoring with 22 points and was named the MAC Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Summer Hemphill added 16 points, along with a MAC Tournament-record 21 rebounds. 

This is the Bulls' second MAC Championship and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. It's the second straight season that UB has made the NCAA Tournament, and the third time in their program's history. 

UB took over right from the start with sharp shooting from three-point range to break out to a 43-28 lead at halftime. While Ohio got to within eight points, the Bulls held strong to win by double digits. Buffalo finished the game shooting an impressive 44.8-percent (13-of-29) from three-point range. 

The Bulls now await Selection Monday to see what seed that they get in the NCAA Tournament. 

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