ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Hunter had 25 points and 19 rebounds and scored the go-ahead basket in overtime as Ohio beat Miami University, 62-60, on Saturday (Jan. 13).
Hunter hit a jumper to give the Bobcats (8-5, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) a 61-59 lead with 2:47 remaining. He missed two free throws with 18 seconds to play, but Ohio got the ball back when Miami's Mike Ensminger lost the rebound out of bounds.
The RedHawks (6-9, 2-2) were forced to foul Anthony Jones, who hit one of two free throws with 11 seconds left to close the scoring.
Doug Davis led Miami with 23 points, including a three-point play that put the RedHawks ahead 54-47 with 3:56 to go in regulation.
Hunter made two free throws to cut it to 54-50. Steve Esterkamp followed with a 3-pointer and Dustin Ford hit two at the line to give Ohio a 55-54 lead with 1:03 to play.
Alex Shorts hit two free throws with 40 seconds left to put Miami on top 56-55. Ford had a chance to give the Bobcats the lead with four seconds to go, but he missed one of two free throws.
Jones scored 14 points and Patrick Flomo blocked eight shots for Ohio. The Bobcats made only 23-of-39 free throws, including 9-of-18 by Hunter, who also had seven turnovers.
Shorts scored 18 points and Jason Grunkemeyer had 12 for Miami.
Webber's 27 Points Lead Chippewas Past Buffalo, 86-77
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- David Webber scored a game-high 27 points, bringing his career total to 1,011, as Central Michigan beat Buffalo 86-77 on Saturday.
The Chippewas (8-4, 2-1 Mid-American) never lost the lead after Tim Kisner made three consecutive 3-pointers in the first 5 1/2 minutes to make the score 9-5. Central held a 32-24
advantage at halftime.
Buffalo (2-10, 0-5) improved to 19-of-31 (61.3 percent) shooting in the second half, including 8-of-13 on 3-pointers. But the Bulls sent the Chippewas to the free-throw line 40 times for
the game, resulting in 35 points.
Webber played the full 40 minutes for Central and was 10-of-10 from the free-throw line.
Chad Pleiness scored 18 points for the Chippewas on 6-of-7 shooting. Kisner finished with 16 points.
Robert Brown and Louis Campbell led Buffalo with 18 points apiece. Damien Foster added 17.
WMU Notches Road Win Over Ball State, 76-70
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Jon Powell scored 23 points to lead Western Michigan to a 76-70 win over Ball State Saturday as the Broncos won for just the second time this season.
Robby Collum added 17 points for Western Michigan (2-12, 2-3 in the Mid-American Conference). Steve Reynolds scored 13 and Reggie Berry added 10.
Western Michigan built a 21-10 lead in the first 8:39, led by 10 points from Powell. Ball State answered with a 22-10 run to go up 32-31 with 2:14 to play in the first half.
Collum hit a two-pointer and Anthony Kann hit a layup to put Western Michigan up 35-32 at the half.
The Cardinals (6-6, 1-2) opened the second half with a 22-12 run to go up 54-47 with 12:50 to go. The Broncos answered with a 15-4 over the next 4:00 to go up 62-58.
Ball State's Theron Smith hit a layup with 6:26 to play to put the Cardinals back up 63-62, but Powell hit a layup and Collum hit two free throws to put Western Michigan back on top by
A basket and free throw by Lonnie Jones tied the score at 66 with 3:43 to play. But Western Michigan scored the game's next seven points, and Ball State never recovered.
Smith led the Cardinals with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Jones added 13, and Josh Murray and Patrick Jackson scored 10 each for Ball State.
Toledo Nips Bowling Green, 76-73; Remains Undefeated In MAC Play
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Greg Stempin had 23 points, including a go-ahead three-pointer in the closing minutes, as Toledo beat Bowling Green, 76-73, Saturday to stay
unbeaten in conference play.
Stempin shot 7-of-15 with three 3-pointers and had 13 rebounds. Nick Moore made 4-of-9 3-point attempts and had 20 points for Toledo (12-3, 4-0). Toledo made
10-of-23 3-point attempts as a team.
Stempin's 3-pointer gave Toledo a 70-68 lead with 1:40 remaining and the Falcons never recovered.
Len Matela led the Falcons with 22 points. Keith McLeod scored 19 and Trent Jackson added 16 for Bowling Green (6-7, 2-2)