Buffalo women advance to first-ever NCAA Tournament
CLEVELAND (AP) Stephanie Reid banked in a floater at the buzzer in overtime and eighth-seeded Buffalo became the highest seed to win the Mid-American Conference Tournament in a 73-71 victory over No. 2 seed Central Michigan on Saturday for the Bulls first trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Buffalo (20-13) knocked off top-seeded Ohio and fifth-seeded Akron to reach its first MAC title game.
Katherine Ups hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give Buffalo a 70-67 lead with 2:44 left. She had only taken one 3 in the first four quarters.
Central Michigan freshman Presley Hudson hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left to tie it at 71. Buffalo inbounded it a midcourt and Reid made history.
Reid finished with 10 points, 12 assists and just one turnover. Joanna Smith hit five 3-pointers and had 23 points for the Bulls.
Tinara Moore led Central Michigan (22-10) with 18 points.