Buffalo at Ohio University, 6:00 PM Eastern, CBS Sports Network
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The Under the Radar Game of the Day shifts back to the Mid-American Conference tonight and the battle for the #2 seed in next week’s conference tournament. Although Akron already clinched the regular season title, there is a five-six team battle going on for seeds 2, 3 and 4 and a bye into the quarterfinal round. Ohio University currently leads the way at 10-6 in conference (18-9) overall. Tonight, they will be hosting one of the four teams currently sitting a game back at 9-7, Buffalo (15-14 overall).
Ohio U had their four game winning streak broken on Saturday when they lost by three points at Kent State. Jaaron Simmons had 15 points and 7 assists in the loss. However, the most remarkable thing about the Bobcats so far this year is how well they have played in the second half of the conference season. Antonio Campbell, their star player, went down for the season back on January 14. We had almost written the Bobcats off at that point, but they have been a very respectable 7-5 without him. Tonight’s opponent, Buffalo, had won six straight games before going 0-2 last week, losing to Kent State and Akron. Blake Hamilton had 23 points and CJ Massinburg had a double-double for the Bulls in their 6 point home loss on Friday to Akron. If they can get efforts like that again tonight, the Bulls have a chance to pick up the huge road win and put themselves in position for one of the conference’s top four seeds.