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UB men stunned in first round of MAC tournament

The defending MAC champions won't make it to Cleveland this year as the Bulls were upset by Miami (OH).
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Buffalo Davonta Jordan (4) carries the ball against Kent State during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Fans probably can't remember the last time UB men's basketball didn't make it to Cleveland in the MAC tournament. The Bulls were trying to win their fifth MAC title in the last six years, something that has never been done. 

But they were stunned in the first round on Monday as Miami (OH) beat the Bulls, 85-79 at Alumni Arena. 

UB overcame a ten-point halftime deficit and took the lead in the second half but the Redhawks rallied and took the lead for good with less than a minute left in regulation. 

Jim Whitesell ends his first season as head coach with a 20-12 overall record.

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