By Raymond Rolak
CLEVELAND– Buffalo had too much depth and as they say in coach speak, “They were long in the bench,” as the Bulls overwhelmed Toledo 76-66 in the 2018 Men’s Mid-American Conference Basketball Championship presented by Visit Myrtle Beach. Senior guard Wes Clark from Detroit had the hot hand for the winners, firing in 26 points. He was also named tourney MVP.
Toledo tied it up 63-63 with 4:48 left and then that is when Clark sealed the deal for UB as he hit for a short jumper in the paint and sank two free throws.
This was Buffalo’s third MAC championship in the last four years. Third-year head coach Nate Oats was named the 2018 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.