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Mid-American Conference Men Basketball

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MAC Ranking
East Division
 1. Buffalo 13-5(24-7) 
 2. Akron 11-7(20-10) 
 3. Miami, OH 10-8(19-13) 
 4. Kent St. 10-8(17-14) 
 5. Ohio 6-12(13-19) 
 6. Bowling Green 5-13(15-17) 
West Division
 1. Ball St. 10-8(19-13) 
 2. Cent.Michigan 10-8(17-14) 
 3. N.Illinois 9-9(21-11) 
 4. E.Michigan 9-9(18-14) 
 5. Toledo 8-10(17-15) 
 6. W.Michigan 7-11(13-19) 

Points Per Game
 Nathan BOOTHE
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Boothe, Toledo19.3 
 2. Wilder, W.Michigan18.0 
 3. Campbell, Ohio17.8 
 4. Williams, Toledo17.6 
 5. Fowler, Cent.Michi.16.6 
 6. Hall, Kent St.16.3 
 7. Rayson, Cent.Mic.16.2 
 8. Haymond, W.Mic.15.9 
 9. Lee, E.Michigan15.6 
 10. Simmons, Ohio14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Thompson IV, E.Mic.10.6 
 2. Campbell, Ohio9.9 
 3. Boothe, Toledo9.0 
 4. Maric, N.Illinois8.7 
 5. Calhoun, Ball St.8.7 
 6. Johnson, Akron7.7 
 7. Hall, Kent St.7.6 
 8. Simons, Cent.Michi.7.2 
 9. Hamilton, Buffalo6.9 
 10. Nazione, E.Michig.6.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Simmons, Ohio7.8 
 2. Fowler, Cent.Michi.5.9 
 3. Simmons, Cent.Mic.5.0 
 4. Washington, Miami,4.6 
 5. Bearden, Buffalo4.1 
 6. Mosley, Toledo3.9 
 7. Ali, Bowling Green3.8 
 8. Robotham, Akron3.8 
 9. Baker, N.Illinois3.8 
 10. Jackson, Akron3.5 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Bond, E.Michigan1.9 
 2. Bearden, Buffalo1.6 
 3. Wilder, W.Michigan1.6 
 4. Washington, Miami,1.6 
 5. Toney, E.Michigan1.6 
 6. Lee, E.Michigan1.4 
 7. Baker, N.Illinois1.4 
 8. Hamilton, Buffalo1.3 
 9. Fowler, Cent.Michi.1.3 
 10. Mangum, E.Michigan1.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Campbell, Ohio1.7 
 2. Spicer, Kent St.1.6 
 3. Forsythe, Akron1.4 
 4. Thompson IV, E.Mic.1.4 
 5. Maric, N.Illinois1.3 
 6. Johnson, Akron1.3 
 7. Mompremier, Ohio1.2 
 8. Meyer, Cent.Mic.1.1 
 9. Moses, Ball St.1.0 
 10. Cheatham, Akron1.0 

MAC Women 2015-2016
Official Web Site


The University of Buffalo 2015-16
Nate Oats Nate Oats Oats
Ikenna Smart
Jarryn Skeete
Willie Conner
Blake Hamilton
Nick Perkins
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
34  Smart Ikenna 208 (6'10'') F 95 Nigeria USA
10  Skeete Jarryn 190 (6'3'') G 93 Canada
2  Conner Willie 193 (6'4'') G 93 USA
0  Hamilton Blake 198 (6'6'') G/F 94 USA
33  Perkins Nick 203 (6'8'') F 96 USA
20  Wigginton Rodell 196 (6'5'') G/F 92 Canada
3  Massinburg CJ 190 (6'3'') G 97 USA
1  Bearden Lamonte 190 (6'3'') G 95 USA
4  Kadiri David 203 (6'8'') F 95 USA
21  Rakicevic Nikola 198 (6'6'') SG 97 Serbia
15  DiSalvo Zac 180 (5'11'') PG Greece
31  Johnson Raheem 208 (6'10'') F 91 USA
24  Pino Christian 170 (5'7'') PG 94 USA
Head Coach: Nate Oats
Coach Assistant: Bryan Hodgson
Coach Assistant: Donyell Marshall


Blake Hamilton (6'6''-G/F-94) made a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left as Buffalo defended its Mid-American Conference title - and pulled off a rare double for the school - with a 64-61 win over Akron in the title game on Saturday night.

Hamilton's shot from the right wing sent the third-seeded Bulls (20-14) back to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. This was supposed to be a rebuilding season after Buffalo lost its coach and two of its top players. But the Bulls are stampeding into the NCAAs again and so are Buffalo's women, who beat Central Michigan in overtime for their first MAC championship earlier.

The Zips (26-8) had one last chance, but a long inbounds pass was picked off by Hamilton. When the clock showed zeroes, the Bulls poured onto the floor mobbed each other around the center circle. Moments later, they were joined by their schoolmates and fellow champions, who set the tone for the greatest day in Buffalo basketball history.

Two titles. Dou-Bulls.

Freshman CJ Massinburg (6'3''-G-97) scored 18 for Buffalo and Hamilton had 14 and 11 rebounds.

Antino Jackson (5'11''-PG-96) had 14 points for Akron, which may have to sit home and watch the NCAA tourney for the third straight year.

It's a remarkable run for these Bulls, who won their first championship last year under coach Bobby Hurley. The program then took a major hit when Hurley accepted the job at Arizona State and took guard Shannon Evans (6'1''-G-94) with him.

If that wasn't tough enough, Justin Moss (6'7''-F-93, college: Buffalo), the conference's player of the year in 2015, was kicked out of school after he was involved in an on-campus robbery.

But first-year coach Nate Oats , an assistant under Hurley, got his player to believe and the Bulls put it together just in time. They beat second-second-seeded Ohio and then took down the top-seeded Zips, who were appearing in their eighth final in 10 years.

Akron now must hope its resume is strong enough to get an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Lamonte Bearden (6'3''-G-95) added 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Buffalo. Willie Conner (6'4''-G-93) scored just 7 in the finale, but was named the tournament's MVP.

Isaiah Johnson (6'10''-C-94), the Zips' beefy center, scored 12 points - but only 2 in the second half, perhaps worn out playing his third game in three days. Akron, which has relied on 3-pointers all season, went 13 of 33 behind the arc.

The Bulls opened the second half with a 16-2 run to take control - temporarily.

Hamilton spent the final 13 minutes of the first half on the bench with two fouls, but he dropped a 3-pointer to trigger the run, and when Massinburg hit another 3 to make it 49-35, Buffalo's blue fans roared loud enough to be heard all the way back in Tonawanda.

Akron, though, fired back.

One of the nation's deadliest 3-point shooting teams, the Zips made five 3-pointers in a span of 5:26 and were within 54-53 when Reggie McAdams (6'7''-F-93) knocked a 3 down from the corner.

The Zips took their first lead on Johnson's basket with 6:50 left, but only stayed ahead for 1:43.

Courtesy of MAC

MAC Tournament Final: Buffalo - Akron 64-61
MAC Tournament Semifinals:
Akron - Bowling Green 80-66
Buffalo - Ohio 88-74

All-MAC Awards 2016 - Mar 13, 2016

All-MAC 1st Team 2016
Isaiah Johnson
Chris Fowler
Jimmy Hall
Antonio Campbell
Nathan Boothe

All-Tournament MVP: Willie Conner (6'4''-G-93) of Buffalo
Player of the Year: Antonio Campbell (6'8''-F-94) of Ohio
Defensive Player of the Year: Khaliq Spicer (6'9''-C-94) of Kent St.
Freshman of the Year: James Thompson IV (6'10''-C) of E.Michigan
Sixth Man of the Year: Isaiah Johnson (6'10''-C-94) of Akron
Coach of the Year: Keith Dambrot of Akron

1st Team
C: Isaiah Johnson (6'10''-C-94) of Akron
G: Chris Fowler (6'1''-G) of Cent.Michigan
F: Jimmy Hall (6'8''-F-94) of Kent St.
F: Antonio Campbell (6'8''-F-94) of Ohio
C: Nathan Boothe (6'9''-C-94) of Toledo

2nd Team
F: Reggie McAdams (6'7''-F-93) of Akron
F: Franko House (6'6''-F-94) of Ball St.
C: James Thompson IV (6'10''-C) of E.Michigan
G: Jaaron Simmons (6'1''-G-95) of Ohio
G: Thomas Wilder (6'3''-G) of W.Michigan

3rd Team
G: Lamonte Bearden (6'3''-G-95) of Buffalo
G/F: Blake Hamilton (6'6''-G/F-94) of Buffalo
PG: Braylon Rayson (5'9''-PG) of Cent.Michigan
C: Marin Maric (6'10''-C-94) of N.Illinois
G: Jonathan Williams (6'3''-G-95) of Toledo

Honorable Mention
Antino Jackson (5'11''-PG-96) of Akron
Spencer Parker (6'7''-F-93) of Bowling Green
Raven Lee (6'3''-G) of E.Michigan
Eric Washington (5'10''-PG-93) of Miami, OH
Geovonie McKnight (6'3''-G-94) of Miami, OH

All-Defensive Team
F: Franko House (6'6''-F-94) of Ball St.
G: Willie Conner (6'4''-G-93) of Buffalo
G: Tim Bond (6'7''-G) of E.Michigan
C: Khaliq Spicer (6'9''-C-94) of Kent St.
G: Aaric Armstead (6'5''-G-93) of N.Illinois

All-Tournament Team
G: Willie Conner (6'4''-G-93) of Buffalo
G: Lamonte Bearden (6'3''-G-95) of Buffalo
G: CJ Massinburg (6'3''-G-97) of Buffalo
F: Antonio Campbell (6'8''-F-94) of Ohio
C: Isaiah Johnson (6'10''-C-94) of Akron

All-Freshman Team
G: Josh Williams (6'2''-G) of Akron
G: CJ Massinburg (6'3''-G-97) of Buffalo
C: James Thompson IV (6'10''-C) of E.Michigan
G: Marshawn Wilson (6'2''-G) of N.Illinois
G: Jordan Dartis (6'3''-G) of Ohio


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