The less-than-twenty-four-hour turnaround of UB's berth in the NCAA Championship and their placement on the bracket feels sudden and hectic, but it's probably best for us all.
Within the last hour, we learned that UB is headed to Columbus as a 12 seed, where they'll face the West Virginia and have a shot at Maryland or Valparaiso in a hypothetical second-round matchup.
The 12 seed is right where most people expected the Bulls to land with their high RPI and strong showing to end the season. In recent years, MAC teams have with the exception of Akron in 2013 been seeded 13 or lower. The last conference representative to enjoy a higher seed than Buffalo's 12 was Kent State, who claimed a #9 seed in 2008.
Buffalo's first-ever game in the NCAA Tournament will take place on the Friday-Sunday rotation. Tip-off time is not yet announced
Here's a quick look at the Mountaineers
Conference: Big XII
Record: 23-9 (11-7)
Best Wins: Kansas, Oklahoma
Worst Losses: LSU
Conference Tournament Results: Lost 80-70 to Baylor in first game
Leading Scorer: Juwan Staten, 14.5 ppg
Leading Rebounder: Devin Williams 8.2 rpg
Coach: Bob Huggins
Viral MopGuy Vines: Zero
We'll have more throughout the week. Go Bulls