Scores

Final

Buffalo 59

(18-12, 9-7 MAC)

Miami (OH) 73

(14-17, 9-7 MAC)

9:45 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

1 2 T
BUFF 21 3859
M-OH 32 4173

Top Performers

Buffalo: S. Smiley 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

Miami (OH): K. Hayes 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Miami (Ohio) 73, Buffalo 59

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Kenny Hayes scored 27 points and Miami (Ohio) defeated Buffalo 73-59 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Fourth-seeded Miami (14-17) meets Ohio in the semifinals Friday night.

Buffalo (18-12) led in the first 2 minutes before Miami took charge. The RedHawks built an 18-point lead midway through the first half and led 32-21 at halftime.

Buffalo chipped away early in the second half. Sean Smiley hit three straight 3-pointers, cutting the lead to 56-54 with 5:43 left. The RedHawks scored the next five points on Julian Mavunga's basket and a three-point play by Antonio Ballard.

Rodney Pierce's three-point play cut the lead to four with 2:38 left, but Buffalo would get no closer as Miami made 10 of 12 free throws in the final 2 minutes.

Smiley led Buffalo with 14 points while Pierce added 12. Mavunga scored 16 for Miami.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUFF
M-OH
Points 59 73
FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 22-38 (.579)
3P Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 7-14 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 7-10 (.700) 22-30 (.733)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 18

2009-10 Season

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Jan 9, 2010 @BUFF 73, M-OH 55Recap
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