Miami drops regular-season finale at Buffalo; MAC tourney up next

Credit: Shelby Wright

Credit: Shelby Wright

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Isaiah Adams scored 16 points and Isaac Jack secured the victory with a free throw with 47 seconds left as Buffalo knocked off Miami 68-63 on Friday night.

Adams added five rebounds for the Bulls (15-16, 9-9 Mid-American Conference). LaQuill Hardnett scored 13 points and added five rebounds. Zid Powell recorded 12 points and was 3 of 15 shooting, including 0 for 4 from distance, and went 6 for 7 from the line.

Anderson Mirambeaux led the way for the RedHawks (12-19, 6-12) with 18 points. Morgan Safford added 14 points for Miami. Mekhi Lairy also recorded 11 points and seven assists.

Adams scored six points in the first half and Buffalo went into halftime trailing 38-29. Hardnett scored a team-high 12 points for Buffalo in the second half. Buffalo outscored Miami by 14 points over the final half.

The eighth-seeded RedHawks open MAC Tournament play at 11 a.m. Thursday in the quarterfinals against top-seeded Toledo at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland.

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