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MAC Tournament 2012: Ohio Beats Buffalo, 77-74; Advances To Championship

The Ohio Bobcats held off a determined Buffalo Bulls team for a 77-74 win in the 2012 MAC tournament semifinals.

D.J. Cooper led the Bobcats with 18 points. He added nine assists to his stats on the night as well. Cooper hit five of his 11 three-point attempts, pacing a Bobcats team that shot nearly 50 percent on their 25 three-point attempts.

Mitchell Watt paced the Bulls with 32 points and 11 rebounds. Javon McCrea scored 12 points. Zach Filzen took 12 three-point shots, but made just three of them.

Ohio will face the Akron Zips in 2012 MAC championship, which is scheduled for Saturday at 8:00 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.

The full 2012 MAC tournament schedule can be found at the link.

For more on the 2012 MAC Championship, visit SB Nation's MAC hub Hustle Belt. For more coverage of Championship Week and Selection Sunday, visit SB Nation DC's college basketball hub.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.