Kent State Defeats Buffalo, 58-52
BUFFALO, N.Y. _Andrew Mitchell scored 17 points and Trevor Huffman had 16 as Kent State beat Buffalo 58-52 Wednesday night.
Despite shooting 22 percent in the second half and getting outrebounded 38-23 in the game, the Golden Flashes hit 28-of-31 free throws to hold off the Bulls in the
Mid-American Conference game.
Kent State (11-5, 4-1 MAC) made only one field goal in the first 10 minutes and trailed by as much as 22-12 in the first half. But Kent State finished the first half on a 17-3
run to take a 29-25 halftime lead.
Robert Brown led Buffalo (2-11, 0-6) with 18 points and 6-of-10 shooting. Nine different players scored for the Bulls.
Kent's five starters combined to score all the team's points.
Ball State Nips Toledo, 52-51
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) _ Patrick Jackson scored on a layup with 11 seconds left and Ball State hung on to beat Toledo 52-51 Wednesday night.
The Rockets (12-4, 4-1 Mid-American Conference) went scoreless over the final 2:25, but had a chance to win in the closing seconds. After Jackson scored, Terry
Reynolds drove down the lane, but couldn't get off a shot as the ball went out of bounds with three-tenths of a second to play.
The officials couldn't decide if the ball went off Reynolds or a defender, so Toledo got the ball on the alternate possession rule. Rory Jones missed a 3-pointer at the
The Cardinals (8-6, 3-2) rallied from a 50-45 deficit with 3:08 remaining. Theron Smith, who scored 18 points, hit a 3-pointer to pull Ball State within three points, and Josh
Murray scored on a layup to make it 51-50.
Ball State won despite hitting 32 percent (18-of-56) of its field-goal attempts. Murray had six points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinals.
Toledo was 21-of-60 (35 percent) from the floor, including only 3-of-22 on 3-pointers.
Jones led Toledo with 15 points. Greg Stempin scored 12 points on 5-of-18 shooting, including 1-of-8 on 3s, and Robierre Cullars scored 11 for the Rockets.
Central Michigan Downs Ohio, 75-69
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - David Webber scored 24 points, including a three-pointer that put Central Michigan ahead for good with 1:54 left to play Wednesday night (Jan. 17),
as the Chippewas beat Ohio, 75-69.
Chad Pleiness added 13 points for Central (10-4, 4-1 Mid-American). Tim Kisner added 12.
Steve Esterkamp came off the bench to score 18 points for the Bobcats (8-6, 3-2). Brandon Hunter had 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Two Webber free throws gave the Chippewas their biggest lead of the game, 36-28, with 2:01 left in the first half.
Trailing 36-28 at the break, Ohio tied the score four times and took the lead three times in the second half. A Hunter layup and free throw with 2:13 remaining gave the
Bobcats a 65-63 lead before Webber's 3-pointer put Central in front for good 19 seconds later.
Webber hit another 3-pointer with 1:12 left - accounting for the Chippewas' only treys of the game. Kisner hit four free throws and Webber added two down the stretch for
Northern Illinois Tops Eastern Michigan, 58-52
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Leon Rodgers scored 21 points Wednesday to lead Northern Illinois to a 58-52 victory over Eastern Michigan in Mid-American Conference action.
The game was close throughout, with the Huskies (3-11, 2-3) holding a 28-27 lead at the half despite better shooting from Eastern Illinois over the first 20 minutes.
Eastern Michigan (2-12, 0-5) was led by Ryan Prillman and Mosi Barnes, who scored 14 points apiece.
Mike Brown scored 18 points for Northern Illinois.