Nike Sibande scored 31 points, Milos Jovic made a go-ahead layup with 54 seconds to play and 12th-seeded Miami upset No. 5 Buffalo in Monday night’s first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.
The Redhawks (13-19) face No. 4 Northern Illinois in Thursday’s quarterfinals in Cleveland.
Jovic’s basket put the Redhawks up 79-77 and Mekhi Larry, Sibande and Dae Dae Grant combined for six free throws from there for the final score.
Sibande shot 9 for 10 from the line and added six rebounds.
Isaiah Coleman-Lands scored 13 points with eight rebounds and six assists for the RedHawks. Jovic finished with five points.
Ronaldo Segu scored 20 points and Jayvon Graves added 16 and four blocks for Buffalo (20-12). Josh Mballa scored 13 points with eight boards.
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