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Jeenathan Williams’ floater lifts UB to seventh straight victory

Gritty performance by Williams, Mballa and Segu helps UB clinch MAC Tournament bid

Senior forward Jeenathan Williams (11) dunks the ball in a recent game against Western Michigan at Alumni Arena.
Senior forward Jeenathan Williams (11) dunks the ball in a recent game against Western Michigan at Alumni Arena.

Senior forward Jeenathan Williams hit a floater with four seconds remaining to give UB (17-8, 11-4 MAC) an 86-84 victory over Miami (OH) (8-17, 4-12 MAC) Tuesday night at Millett Hall in Oxford, OH.

Williams’ floater capped off a well-rounded 17-point performance that also included five rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks.

Senior forward Josh Mballa and senior guard Ronaldo Segu also shined for UB. Mballa commanded the paint with a dominating 23 points and 17 rebounds while Segu had 16 points, nine assists and six rebounds.

A back-and-forth affair, the RedHawks responded to every UB run and eventually took an 81-80 lead with 2:25 remaining. Tied at 84 with 27 seconds to go, Williams’ clutch shot extended the Bulls’ win streak to seven with just four games left on the schedule.

Tuesday night’s win clinched UB a spot in the upcoming Mid-American Conference tournament, which officially begins on March 10.

The Bulls will return to action Thursday night to face the Northern Illinois Huskies (11-13, 7-8 MAC) at the NIU Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL.

Anthony DeCicco is the senior sports editor and can be reached at anthony.decicco@ubspectrum.com and @DeCicco42 on Twitter 


ANTHONY DECICCO
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Anthony DeCicco is the Editor-in-Chief of The Spectrum. His words have appeared in outlets such as SLAM Magazine. In 2020, he was awarded First Prize for Sports Column Writing at the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. In his free time, he can be found watching ‘90s Knicks games and reading NFL Mock Drafts at 3 a.m. 

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