#10 Northern Illinois (7-22, 2-14 MAC) vs. #7 Buffalo (10-19, 8-8 MAC)
2013 First Energy Mid-American Conference Tournament First Round
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Site: Alumni Arena - Buffalo, NY
Radio: 1340 AM WLVL
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- Today's Game: For just the second time since 2007, the Bulls will be hosting a first-round playoff games in the 2013 Mid-American Conference Tournament. The Bulls are the seventh seed, finishing with an 8-8 MAC record under first-year head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. Buffalo is facing Northern Illinois in the MAC Tournament for the first time since 2009. Saturday will be the last home game for senior Nicki Hopkins.
- Bulls Honored By The MAC: Freshman Mackenzie Loesing and sophomore Christa Baccas were both honored by the MAC for their accomplishments this season as both players were named All-MAC Honorable Mention. Loesing was also one of five players named to the All-MAC Freshman team. These honors are the first postseason accolades for both players.
- Taking A Look At The Brackets: For the second year, the MAC is in its current seeding format where the top two seeds get byes directly into the semifinals. As the #7 seed, Buffalo will face NIU this afternoon. The winner will advance to the second round on Wednesday afternoon and play the winner of Miami-Ohio. Should the Bulls move on from that game, their half of the bracket includes #3 Akron in the quarterfinals and #2 Ball State in the semifinals.