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Buffalo vs Miami Florida

When: 6:50 PM ET, Thursday, March 17, 2016
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
TV: 6:50 p.m. ET, TNT
Line: Miami -14, Total: 148.5
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Buffalo Bulls vs Miami Hurricanes Preview

Miami (25-7) has a balanced offense, with four players averaging in double figures – led by Sheldon McClellan (15.8 points), Angel Rodriguez (11.8) and Davon Reed (11.5), each of whom hit more than 40 3-pointers this year. The Hurricanes are also solid defensively, holding opponents to 66.6 points on 43 percent shooting from the field. C Tonye Jekiri led the ACC in rebounds in league play, averaging 10.9 boards. Buffalo (20-14) became the first team in 14 years to defend its MAC tournament title despite being the No. 3 seed, upsetting top-seeded Akron on Saturday. Buffalo freshman CJ Massinburg has been hot of late, scoring in double figures in three of his last four outings, including a game-high 18 points in the MAC tournament title game.

BUFFALO BULLS
Blake Hamilton 12 PTS, 6 REB, 42.9 FG%
Lamonte Bearden 11 PTS, 3 REB, 3.7 AST
CJ Massinburg 10 PTS, 4 REB, 41.1 FG%

MIAMI (FLA.) HURRICANES
Sheldon McClellan 21 PTS, 5 REB, 51.1 FG%
Angel Rodriguez 16 PTS, 3 REB, 5.9 AST
Davon Reed 14 PTS, 5 REB, 0.5 BLK

Score Prediction
Miami 80 – Buffalo 62