BUFFALO, NY - As Mid-American Conference Champions, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team will head to Boise, ID as the #13 seed and will face #4 Arizona in the NCAA First Round. The game will take place on Thursday, March 15 at approximately 9:45pm EST. It will air nationally on CBS.
The Bulls are heading to the big dance for the third time in four years following last night's 76-66 victory over Toledo in the MAC Championship game in Cleveland. UB is 26-8 on the season, setting a new school record for wins this year, while winning the outright MAC title for the first time ever.
This will mark the first ever meeting between Buffalo and Arizona and the Wildcats will be just the third Pac-12 school that UB has ever faced.
Arizona is currently ranked 15th in the country as they claimed their second straight Pac-12 Tournament Title on Saturday night. The Wildcats are 27-7 on the season.
The Buffalo-Arizona winner will face the winner of the game between #5 Kentucky and #12 Davidson on Saturday.
With limited tickets available, seating priority will be given to UB students and Blue & White Fund donors based on loyalty points. Tickets for the game will be $100. Fans must commit to purchasing tickets for both the first and second round, but will only be charged for second round tickets if the Bulls advance. Check back at UBBulls.com for more information.