The Bobcats got out to . . .
BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Bulls snapped a two-game losing skid on Tuesday night with an 83-79 win at Ohio. The victory improved UB to 10-7 in conference play and in a tie for second place in the league leading into the final regular season games on Friday. Ohio (18-10, 10-7 MAC) dropped its second straight game after four straight losses.
The Bobcats got out to . . .
The Mid-American Conference on Monday announced it Men’s Basketball Players of the Week. This week’s honorees are Kent State senior forward Jimmy Hall and Western Michigan junior guard Thomas Wilder.
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By EVAN MEYER
KENT, OHIO - In a game that featured two of the hottest teams in the Mid-American Conference, the Kent State Golden Flashes came back from a 13-point deficit midway through the second half to defeat the Ohio University Bobcats 70-67 Saturday before a crowd of 4,183 at the MAC Center.
A 13-2 run moved KSU in front and the Flashes then held on for their fourth straight victory. Ohio absorbed its first loss after four straight wins.
Kent State's triumph also . . .
YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) – Eastern Michigan snapped a seven-game losing streak Saturday when it knocked off Northern Illinois in decisive fashion at the Convocation Center. The Eagles (14-15, 6-10 MAC) led by as many as 21 before defeating the Huskies (15-14, 7-9 MAC), 84-68.
EMU was hot on both ends of . . .
By MIKE SMITH
OXFORD, OH -- Bowling Green capped off a successful week with a 70-54 victory over the Miami RedHawks Saturday on Senior Day at Millett Hall.
The Falcons knocked off MAC East leader Akron (66-65) Tuesday, with the winning point coming on a free throw with three seconds left. Saturday’s win over Miami (10-19, 3-13 MAC) was less dramatic as Bowling Green (13-16, 7-9 MAC) outscored MU 40-30 after taking a 30-24 lead into intermission.
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Still, no small part of . . .
KALAMAZOO, Mich.- Tucker Haymond scored 21 points to help Western Michigan hand Ball State an 80-55 loss Saturday at University Arenan. The lopsided victory pulled WMU even with the Cardinals and into a tie for first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division standings with two regular season games to go.
After dropping six of its . . .
Zips hit 59 percent from beyond arc
AMHERST, N.Y. – The Akron Zips secured a share of the Mid-American Conference regular-season title after defeating Buffalo, 89-83, in front of a sold-out crowd at Alumni Arena on Friday night.
With the win, Akron moved to 23-6 overall and 13-3 in league play, The Zips are one win away from clinching the No. 1 seed for the MAC Tournament. Buffalo fell to 15-14 overall and 9-7 in the MAC.
For the seventh time . . .
TOLEDO, OH – Senior guard Jordan Lauf tallied a career-high 16 points and career-best 14 rebounds to help Toledo register a dominating 87-66 triumph over MAC West Division foe Central Michigan Friday at Savage Arena. The victory improved UT’s home record to 11-3 and sent the Chippewas to their fifth-straight defeat.
Lauf was one of five Rockets to . . .
It’s been an interesting week for me – calendar-wise, that is.
Feb. 19 has always stuck in my mind because it was on that date that I entered the U.S. Air Force. Boy, the things that went through my mind that next morning while waiting for the T.I. to reappear. He had made quite an impression upon our arrival the previous night. I do recall one question running through my mind over and over again – “What have I done?!?”
It was pretty much a . . .
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Senior Wes Alcegaire hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to lift the Bowling Green Falcons to a dramatic 66-65 victory over MAC-leading University of Akron on Tuesday evening at the Stroh Center.
The win, which snapped Akron's 17-game winning streak over the Falcons, marked BGSU's first victory over Akron since March 1, 2009. It was also BG's first over Akron in Bowling Green since Jan. 28, 2003 -- back in the Anderson Arena era.
Akron head coach Dambrot entered the . . .
BUFFALO, N.Y. –Kent State (16-12, 8-7 MAC) won its third straight game, and second on the road, over the Buffalo Bulls (15-13, 9-6 MAC) Tuesday, 77-69. The Flashes win snapped a six-game Buffalo win streak that followed two one-point road losses in late January.
"It's never easy getting a road win, certainly not against Buffalo, a good team that's well-coached with very good players," said head coach Rob Senderoff. "I'm proud of our guys. The whole team -- everyone on the roster --contributed in a major way to help us get this road win."
The Golden Flashes were led by . . .
DEKALB, Ill. – Five players scored in double figures, led by a season-high 18 points from sophomore Levi Bradley and a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds from senior Marin Maric, as the Northern Illinois Huskies downed Central Michigan, 89-66 on Tuesday night at McGuirk Arena.
Freshman Eugene German added . . .
MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Ball State maintained solo possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division with a come-from-behind, 79-72 victory over Eastern Michigan Tuesday at Worthen Arena.
The Cardinals (18-10, 9-6 MAC) won their third straight game and remained unbeaten against West Division opponents this season. Eastern Michigan (13-15, 5-10 MAC) lost its seventh straight contest and is 1-9 over the last 10 outings.
“This was a really . . .
Junior guard scores nearly half team’s points
TOLEDO, Ohio – After training 31-23 at halftime and by as many as 15 in the contest, Western Michigan extended its winning streak to five games with a 61-56 overtime win at Toledo Tuesday.
The Broncos (12-15, 8-7 MAC) have now won six of their last seven, while UT 14-14, 7-8 MAC) dropped its second game in three outings. The Rockets have now been part of eight overtime games, winning three. Two of those victories came in November.
Junior Thomas Wilder scored 30 of . . .
By MIKE SMITH
OXFORD, Oh -- Freshman forward Jason Carter got his first taste of the Ohio vs. Miami basketball rivalry Tuesday night, and it appears the menu agreed with him. Carter helped the Bobcats grab an early lead and he went on to score a career-high 25 points to lead Ohio past Miami, 79-62, at Millett Hall.
Joining Carter, who also had 11 rebounds, in double figures were
Jaaron Simmons and Mike Laster.
Simmons, a redshirt junior guard backed . . .