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Miami Downs Buffalo 84-81

NCAA Basketball: Buffalo at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

A last second half court shot was not enough to help UB comeback from a double digit deficit against the Miami RedHawks. The Bulls, led by Jeremy Harris’ 23 points, came back to within two points with 22 seconds left but Miami was solid all night from the free throw line.

The Bulls have been plagued by cold snaps all season, and last night wsa no exception. After building a 10 point lead early in the first half UB’s shooting went south and Miami clawed back to within 5 at the half. Then sloppy play by UB, who as a team committed 17 turnovers, allowed the RedHaws to jump all over Buffalo early in the second.

Miami took the lead for the final time at 12:31, when Isaiah Coleman-Lands made three point jumper. Within three minutes they stretched that 1 point lead to a ten point advantage.

While UB would surge and challenge Miami for much of the half, closing to within a score or two on several occasions. But the Bulls defense had no answers for Miami who was hot from distance, solid under the net, and automatic at the free throw line.

After starting conference play like a juggernaut UB is 3-3 in their last six games, all of those losses coming on the road. The question for Buffalo is can the Bulls find their early season form before the MAC tournament in Cleveland begins?