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Buffalo tops Western Michigan to advance in CIT

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The season continues for the Buffalo Bulls. The Bulls improved to 20-13 on the season with a win at Western Michigan on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan to eliminate their MAC foes and advance in the 2011 CIT Tournament. Buffalo trailed at the half 26-23 but was able to outscore WMU 26-22 in the second half to edge the home team 49-48 in a low scoring affair.

With the win, Buffalo will have to travel across the state of New York to face another NY team in Iona. UB will play @ Iona on Tuesday night with the winner advancing to the CIT’s Final Four teams.

Zips fall to Notre Dame, Buffalo @ WMU in CIT today

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

The Akron Zips made their 3rd NCAA Tournament appearance in school history on Friday but when the dust settled the Zips’ season was over. A #15 seed playing the #2 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Akron fell 69-56 leaving them 0-3 in Akron NCAA Tournament history. The loss dropped the MAC to 4-2 in postseason play in 2011 and means that the MAC has a single win in the NCAA Tournament in the past 10 years. Ohio’s dismantling of #3 seed Georgetown in 2010 is the only NCAA Tournament win for the Mid-American Conference since Kent State’s magical run to the Elite Eight in 2002.

Meanwhile, in other MAC postseason play the Tournament features Buffalo at Western Michigan today in a contest that guarantees the MAC a second team in the CIT Tournament quarterfinals. Ohio has also been advanced to the CIT quarterfinals after defeating Marshall on the road in the first round.

Ohio wins at Marshall to advance in CIT

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Any win over a rival is a good win, and the Ohio Bobcats not only were able to defeat a rival school on Tuesday night, they were also able to end their season. The Bobcats traveled to Huntington, West Virginia to face the Marshall Thundering Herd in the first round of the Tournament, aka the CIT, and came away with a 65-64 win. Marshall, a fast-improving program who many say should have been in the NIT this year, scored wins over both West Virginia & Memphis during the season, but seemed uninspired at times during the game. Ohio was led by DeVaughn Washington’s 17 points and Reggie Keely’s 10 point, 13 rebound, 4 blocked shot night as they pickup as postseason win for the third time in four years after a 2008 win in the CBI, a 2010 NCAA Tournament upset of #3 seed Georgetown and tonight’s win over Marshall in the 2011 CIT Tournament.

Ohio’s next opponent is to be determined per the CIT’s re-seeding of teams after the first round as four of 12 teams that advance get a bye into the quarterfinals. Other teams to advance in the CIT already includes Northern Iowa, East Tennessee State, Jacksonville, Air Force & Buffalo. Potential opponents for Ohio include East Tennessee State, Buffalo and Jacksonville as well of the winners of Tennessee Tech @ Western Michigan and Iona @ Valparaiso.