March Fever Has Hit Buffalo Basketball

Mark SimoncelliContributor IMarch 8, 2009

Going into the last Sunday of regular season in MAC play, Buffalo Bulls fans are in a strange position. 

No, they are not getting ready for next year, but they are going through all the tie-breaking scenarios for the Bulls to finish in first place.

After a year of strange ups and downs, which include a bounce away from knocking off UConn at the International Bowl, the Bulls have entered the last day of the regular season in a four-way tie for first place.

At top of the Mid-American Conference right now are the Bulls, Miami RedHawks, Akron Zips, and the Bowling Green Falcons, who all have a record of 10-4.  Buffalo takes on Miami at home at 2 p.m., Akron travels to Kent State at noon, and Bowling Green hosts Ohio at 2 p.m. as well.

So what is on the line for the Bulls?

A win guarantees a first round bye in the upcoming MAC tournament and secures a bid to at least qualify for the NIT Tournament.  But for the Bulls to be the regular season champs of the MAC, they need both Akron and Bowling Green to lose.   Miami can take the division with a win since it swept Bowling Green and then would split both games with Akron and Buffalo.

So if anything comes from this day, it is much excitement for the upcoming MAC tournament this week.  Also, it will add some drama to the upcoming tournament since all these teams have played each other the past two weeks and will probably meet again.

Enjoy your Sunday afternoon. GO BULLS!