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2015 NCAA Tournament: Buffalo Bulls the 12 seed in the Midwest Region, to face West Virginia

Buffalo's first ever bid to the NCAA tournament and the Bulls are headed to Columbus Ohio to face the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Bobby Hurley's Bulls did what few expected of them this season. Despite being picked to finish 5th in the East a young UB team got hot in February and carried that momentum into Cleveland. By beating the Central Michigan Chippewas yesterday they punched the school's first-ever dance ticket.

The Bulls wrapped up a 21-9 regular season with a come-from-behind home win against Bowling Green. The win gave UB the East Division and the conference's #2 seed. The Bulls took a bye to the semis, where they and Central Michigan waited for the other 10 teams in the conference to sort themselves out.

In the semifinals the Bulls survived a scrappy Akron team and then yesterday did away with the Chippewas.

The Bulls are headed to the Midwest Region where they'll be a 12-seed. The UB will open NCAA Tournament play on Friday against fifth-seeded West Virginia of the Big 12. Joining the two in the region are the #1 seeded Kentucky, the winner of the play-in game between Manhattan and Hampton as the 16, eighth-seeded Cincinnati, ninth-seeded Purdue,  fourth-seeded Maryland, 13th-seeded Valparaiso, seventh-seeded Wichita State, 10th-seeded Indiana, second-seeded Kansas, and 15th-seeded New Mexico State. The winner of UB-WVU will face the winner of Maryland and Valparaiso.

The next first for the Bulls would be winning a game in the Tournament. UB will be a clear underdog but trendy upset pick as they take on West Virginia, but as we've seen with this team, when they are on their game they can play with anybody.