Kent State 94, Northern Illinois 68
Bowling Green's Five Double-Digit Scorers Lead Falcons Past Buffalo, 90-75
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Bowling Green had five players finish in double figures led by Len Matela with 23 in a 90-75 win Wednesday over Buffalo.
Bowling Green (6-6, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) was aided by nearly 71 percent shooting from the field in the second half. The Falcons hit 17 of 24 shots in
the half, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range. Bowling Green had missed all eight of its 3 pointers in the opening half.
The Falcons led 35-34 at halftime, but fell behind by as many as five points early in the second half.
Trailing 46-44, Bowling Green went on an 13-2 run to take a 57-48 lead with 11:31 remaining. The Falcons were aided by back-to-back 3 pointers by Brandon
Pardon, who finished with 17.
Bowling Green, which never trailed after taking its second-half lead, maintained a double-digit margin through most of the game's final 10 minutes.
Trent Jackson scored 20, Keith McLeod 13 and Josh Almanson 11 for the Falcons.
Buffalo (2-9, 0-4) was led by Louis Campbell with 20. Robert Brown added 16 and Damien Foster 15 for the Bulls.
Buffalo, which shot 52 percent from the field in the opening half, was held to 40.6 percent shooting in the second half, including 1 of 10 on 3 pointers. For the
game, the Bulls were outrebounded 39-26.
RedHawks Lead Wire-to-Wire, Defeat CMU, 73-61
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Jason Grunkemeyer scored the first basket of the game on a 3-pointer and Miami University, went on to lead all the way in beating Central
Michigan 73-61 Wednesday night.
Grunkemeyer and freshman Julius Johnson finished with 16 points each to lead Miami (6-8, 2-1 Mid-American Conference). Doug Davis added 12 and Eugene
David Webber had 25 points for Central Michigan (7-4, 1-1), and Mike Manciel had 12.
Central Michigan twice trailed by only one in the first seven minutes before the RedHawks put together a 12-0 run to pull away. Johnson hit two free throws to
start the run and made a pair of 3-pointers to end it.
After leading 40-26 at halftime, Miami started the second half with a 9-3 run, a 3-pointer by Webber accounting for all of Central Michigan's points in the first
Miami's 73 points equalled a season high for the RedHawks, who shot a season-best 50 percent (23-of-46) from the field, including 9 of 16 from 3-point range.
Rockets Fly Past Eagles, 74-55
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Rory Jones came off the bench to lead Toledo with 16 points in a 74-55 Rockets' win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday.
Nick Moore added 15 points, five 3-pointers, for Toledo in a game where the only time the Rockets trailed was in the first 30 seconds of the game when Eastern
(2-10, 0-3 Mid-American Conference) led 2-0.
After trailing 40-24 at the break, the closest Eastern ever got again came early in the second when the Eagles closed in to trail by just seven. But Toledo quickly
widened the gap, leading by as much as 25 points with four minutes left in regulation.
Toledo outrebounded Eastern 36-22 and scored 33 points on 3-pointers. Toledo also scored 16 points off turnovers.
Terry Reynolds scored 12 points, four 3-pointers, for Toledo (11-3, 2-0).
Shamar Herron and Melvin Hicks led Eastern with 14 points each. Tyson Radney led the team with seven rebounds.
Kent by Northern Illinois in a Golden Flash, 94-68
KENT, Ohio (AP) -- Kyrem Massey had 28 points in a display of streak scoring as Kent State beat Northern Illinois 94-68 Wednesday night in Mid-American
Kent State (10-5 overall, 3-1 MAC) got 17 points from Trevor Huffman and 15 from Demetric Shaw. Northern Illinois (2-10 and 1-2) was led by Al Sewasciuk
and Leon Rogers with 14 points apiece.
Massey hit 13 of 18 shots from the floor, including an assist, dunk and layup as Kent State widened its lead from 19-18 with 11:38 left in the first half to 27-18
with 9:01 to go.
Massey also hit back-to-back baskets to push Kent State's lead to 49-33 at halftime and hit two jumpers and a layup as the Golden Flashes widened their lead to
66-40 with 14:54 left.
Kent State, which shot 58.6 percent in the second half and 56.1 percent for the game, led by as much as 36 at 83-47 with 6:46 to play. Kent State forced 17
Northern Illinois turnovers and scored 25 points off them to 9 points scored by Northern Illinois off turnovers.