The Buffalo Bulls were 7-2 in the MAC and had skyrocketed up our power rankings after being an after thought. The Bulls own a very impressive victory as they are the only school to beat Northern on their home floor. They also have swept the season series with Kent State and played close with Akron in their two contests. It seems like everyone in the MAC had a tough four to five game stretch where they just couldn't buy a victory. After defeating Eastern Michigan the Bulls lost at home to Toledo by two, to Akron on the road and 19 points to Ohio. It was a wakeup call and needed for the Bulls but they have responded very well taking care of business at home against Kent State and Bowling Green. The Bulls seem destined for a 3-7 seed depending on how the last two games shake out for teams.
The RedHawks opened MAC play at 0-7 and they looked like they were going to be the laughing stock of the MAC. Since then, they've gone on a 5-4 stretch taking down NIU, Akron and Kent State at home and Bowling Green and Western Michigan on the road.
The rough part for Miami as they'll lose their two leading scores to graduation this year Eric Washington and Geovonie McKnight. They are only two RedHawks to average double figures so they'll count on their youth and the emergence of Rod Mills next season. Until then, there's no time like the present for these three to help Miami go on a ridiculous hot streak.