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20-15, 3rd in MAC E

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School puts 'Buffalo' back on its logo

Step aside, "New York." The name "Buffalo" is reclaiming its place of prominence in the University at Buffalo Bulls sports teams' logo.

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How to bet Friday's NCAA tourney games

After an exciting start to the NCAA tourney on Thursday, Chalk's experts offer an in-depth game-by-game betting breakdown of all 16 games on Friday.

Rising 'Canes

Miami's Ja'Quan Newton throws it up to Davon Reed, who completes the alley-oop in the Hurricanes' win over Buffalo.

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Miami won this season in part through unobtrusive but cumulatively effective methods like shooting more free throws than the opponent. That held true against Buffalo, as Sheldon McClellan's 10-of-13 performance at the line helped offset 10 made 3s by the Bulls (four by Nick Perkins).

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Miami knocks off pesky Buffalo

The 3-seed Hurricanes had five players scoring in double digits, led by 23 from Angel Rodriguez and 20 from Sheldon McClellan in the 79-72 win over the upset-minded Bulls. Box score

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Miami trying to pull away from Buffalo

Angel Rodriguez has 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals, as the Hurricanes lead the Bulls by 5 with less than four minutes left. Follow live

Miami holds slim lead over Buffalo at half

Buffalo's Lamonte Bearden's layup came just after the buzzer, allowing the 3-seed Hurricanes to keep a 35-33 lead. Buffalo is down 2 despite shooting just 30% from the field. Sheldon McClellan has a game-high 12 points for Miami. Box score

Buffalo leads cold-shooting Miami early

The 14-seed Bulls are just 2-for-12 from 2-point range, but 4-for-8 from beyond the arc for the early 5-point lead midway through the first half over the 3-seed Hurricanes, who are shooting just 33% from the field. Follow live

Stats & Info

First Round: Buffalo (14) vs. Miami (3)

The key plays in this game for both teams will come in transition. The Canes average 1.19 points per play in transition, third among major conference teams, while the Bulls average 18.1 transition points per game. Preview

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BPI says Buffalo's very beata-bull

The Basketball Power Index projects Miami as a near-lock to get past Buffalo and advance to the second round.

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Buckets for days in Buffalo-Miami

Buffalo should run up and down the floor. However, Miami will be happy to join the track meet as it has better and deeper guards. What's the best pick for this matchup? Betting guide (Insider)

Can Buffalo pull off a round 1 upset?

The odds don't look good (6 percent) for the MAC champ to knock off No. 3 Miami. The Bulls' best chance? It might be to launch 3s, but Buffalo is shooting just 33.5 percent from beyond the arc. Giant Killers (Insider)

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The field is set, and Buffalo is a No. 14 seed in the South Region. Make your picks and challenge your friends before the tournament tips off. Sign up now

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Numbers to know for all 68 tourney teams

Is it possible to overstate Tyler Ulis' importance to Kentucky? Are we being unfair to North Carolina's defense? Find the most pressing numbers for UK and UNC -- and the rest of the field.

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BPI odds to win: Miami vs. Buffalo

BPI heavily favors No. 3 Miami, giving the Hurricanes an 82 percent chance of advancing past No. 15 Buffalo in the Round of 64.

Team Stats

Points Per Game72.0
Rebounds Per Game31.0
Assists Per Game8.0
Points Allowed79.0Tied-99th