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Bulls fall to Miami (OH) in MAC matchup

U.B. loses a halftime lead and suffer their third conference loss of the season

February 20, 2018 - 11:48 pm

Kyle Powell reporting

The U.B. Bulls Men's Basketball team suffered only their third Mid-American Conference loss of the season on Tuesday night as the RedHawks from Miami (OH) played comeback to drop the Bulls by a final score of 84-81.

Buffalo's five-point edge at halftime was wiped away by the RedHawks as they caught fire in the second half and had Nate Oats' squad looking for answers.

The MAC loss drops U.B.'s overall record to (20-8, 12-3 MAC), while Miami (OH) improved to (14-14, 7-8 MAC) in the process with their triumph.

Junior guard Jeremy Harris was a point short of his career-high as he paced the Bulls with 23 points. Senior guard Wes Clark chipped in 18 points of his own and was 7-of-11 from the floor, good for 64-percent on the night.

Junior big-man Nick Perkins was a force off the bench for U.B., tallying 29 minutes for Oats while grabbing six rebounds and registering 18 points of his own.

Miami (OH) was led by the 21 points and three steals from guard Nike Sibande, as well as the 17 points and seven boards from Dalonte Brown.

U.B. will look to bounce back from the tough loss on Saturday, February 24th as they will be playing host to the Ohio Bobcats in their friendly confines of Alumni Arena.

Tip-off is slated for 3:30 p.m. and can be heard on our sister station, ESPN 1520. Be sure to tune in 30 minutes prior to game time to hear the Pre-Game Show led by Josh Whetzel as he paints a picture of what's ahead for the MAC-leading Bulls.

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