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Miami (Ohio) knocks off MAC-leading Buffalo 84-81

February 21, 2018

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Nike Sibande scored 21 points, freshman Isaiah Coleman-Lands added 17 points with five 3-pointers — both season highs — and Miami (Ohio) beat Mid-American Conference-leader Buffalo 84-81 on Tuesday night.

Buffalo guard Wes Clark completed a 3-point play on a driving layup with 22 seconds to go to pull to 80-78. Sibande was quickly fouled and made two free throws, Clark missed a layup and Sibande added two more at the stripe for a six-point lead with 14 seconds left.

Dalonte Brown scored 13 points of his 17 points in the first half for Miami (14-14, 7-8 MAC).

Jeremy Harris had 23 points with five 3-pointers and eight rebounds for Buffalo (20-8, 12-3), which sits atop Toledo (11-4) in the conference standings. Clark and Nick Perkins each added 18 points.

Each team shot over 50 percent from the field, made 11 3-pointers and hit double-digit free throws.

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