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UB men's hoops wins MAC Championship

Posted at 9:32 PM, Mar 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-12 23:53:13-05

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team is heading back to the big dance.

The third-seeded Bulls upset top-seeded Akron 64-61 in the Mid-American Conference Championship game in Cleveland on Saturday night, qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.

Blake Hamilton scored the game-winning three-pointer with two seconds remaining in regulation.

Freshman CJ Massinburg led all scorers with 18 points.

UB is the first repeat winner of the MAC Tournament since Kent State in 2001-02.

The Bulls are the first team from Western New York's Big-4 to earn trips to consecutive NCAA Tournaments since Canisius did it three years in a row from 1955-57.