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Division I55th55th

Bulls report: Getting inside

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Buffalo's season was originally thought to be over after its crushing loss to Kent State in the Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The CIT is a far cry from the Big Dance, but the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament proves to be a season saver nonetheless.

A postseason bid for the Bulls, also looked over for the NIT and CBI, came as a surprise considering where they finished in the MAC race. Buffalo was picked to finish last in the East Division and that's exactly where they placed.

The Bulls still have to be frustrated, however, because by most standards they enjoyed a surprisingly successful season. The team finished with 18 wins, matching the same total as last season, after losing six seniors. Freshman Javon McCrea was named the league's Freshman of the Year, while point guard Byron Mulkey was named second-team all-league. Shooting guard Zach Filzen was named honorable mention.

Despite any aggravation, the Bulls have remained optimistic. The tournament charges $31,500 for each round that a team hosts and if the Bulls defeat Quinnipiac there is a chance they will host a game at Alumni Arena in the second round.

The experience, however, will be priceless for the Buffalo underclassmen. They lose only Mulkey from next year's team and with four starters back it is a chance for further development of the Bulls chemistry.

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