Hooping it up in the region

Western New York has joined the madness again.

After a decisive win in the Metro Atlantic Conference final, the University of Buffalo will take on either St. John’s or Arizona State as a sixth seed in the West at 4 p.m. Friday. Both the Red Storm and Sun Devils have a play-in game on Wednesday.

For the Bulls, it was a record-setting year. The team was ranked 18th in college polls while racking up 31 victories — the most ever in the MAC.

What’s unfortunate is the absence of St. Bonaventure, which went on a nice run in the Atlantic 10 tournament before falling in the final to Saint Louis.