Top-Seeded Buffalo Advances to Semi-Finals
By: Deontae Shahid
The top-seeded Buffalo Bulls and eighth-seeded Central Michigan Chippewas faced off in the first quarterfinals game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Bulls were able to pull away at the end and won 89-74.
Bulls junior guard Jeremy Harris scored his season average of 15 points in the first half of the game and finished with 10 rebounds and a career high 27 points. Junior guard, CJ Massinburg, contributed18 points for the Bulls in the win.
The Chippewas were led by forward Cecil Williams’ 21 points. Kevin McKay provided a spark off the bench with 16 points.
The Bulls went into the half up by nine with a 47-38 lead. The Chippewas were able to pull within three, but the Bulls went on a 12-0 run with 2:17 left in the game.
The Bulls were able to outrebound the Chippewas 51-36 with 19 of those being offensive. The Bulls were also able to hold the Chippewas to 21.4 percent shooting from the three-point line.
Buffalo will play the winner of the Kent State and Ball State in the semifinals on Friday around 6:30 pm.