Bulls get first Tournament win, shock Wildcats

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers has the first upset of the NCAA March Madness Tournament. But the biggest upset of the Opening Day of the Tournament belongs to the Buffalo Bulls.

The No. 13 seeded Bulls upset the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats, 89-68, at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. This is Buffalo’s first win in the NCAA Tournament.

Guard Wes Clark has the ball in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament against the Arizona Wildcats
Wes Clark has the ball in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament against the Arizona Wildcats (Photo by Buffalo Bulls Athletics)

The loss by the Wildcats leaves the Pac-12 Conference with no teams remaining in the Tournament.

The Bulls improved to 27-8 on the season. They will next play the No. 5 Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.

The Wildcats ended their season with a 27-8 record.

Wes Clark led the Bulls with 25 points. He also had four rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, and one steal.

Clark was one of four Buffalo players, who scored in double-figures. Jeremy Harris scored 23 points, while CJ Massinburg had 19 points, and Nick Perkins contributed 13 points.

The Bulls had 16 bench points. Perkins led the bench with his 13 points.

Dusan Ristić led the Wildcats with 16 points. He also had four rebounds, one assist, and one block.

Ristić was one of three Arizona players, who scored in double-figures. Denadre Ayton had 14 points and Allonzo Trier had 10 points.

The Wildcats had 13 bench points. Keanu Pinder led the bench with six points.

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