NCAA Tournament 2018: Arizona falls to Buffalo in enormous upset

Arizona lost to Buffalo late Thursday night, bringing the Wildcats’ season to a close way ahead of schedule.

This game was easily Thursday’s biggest upset, easily topping No. 11-seed Loyola Chicago’s win over No. 6-seed Miami. Arizona was a Final Four team in 18 percent of brackets on ESPN’s bracket challenge, and now it’s a team that is headed home after only one game in March Madness.

And it wasn’t even close.

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Buffalo, the No. 13 seed in the South Region, cruised to an easy win with almost no resistance. Arizona shot below 15 percent on 3-pointers, and Buffalo ran away with the game in the second half. Buffalo held a 40-38 lead at halftime, which seemed not that weird. Arizona even took a lead. But Buffalo kept its scoring up around the 12-minute mark and Arizona didn’t. Buffalo extended its lead to the 89-68 final score

For Arizona, it was an uneventful end to a wild season. The Wildcats were in the midst of a scandal that saw an ESPN report allege the FBI had a recording of Arizona head coach Sean Miller allegedly discussing paying $100,000 to Arizona freshman big man DeAndre Ayton, then saw a defiant Miller say the report was inaccurate.

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