Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan

Cent. Michigan 60, E. Michigan 56

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Derek Jackson scored 15 points and Trey Ziegler added 11 points and 15 rebounds to lead Central Michigan to a 60-56 victory against Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night.

Austin McBroom had 13 points for the Chippewas (7-8, 2-0 MAC).

Jamell Harris had 12 points and Antonio Green 11 for the Eagles (6-10, 1-1), who competed on their home floor for the first time since Nov. 27. Eastern Michigan played seven road contests and two neutral-site games.

A 3-pointer by Darrell Lampley got the Eagles within 50-48 with 4:18 remaining. But two McBroom free throws and a Jackson 3-pointer gave Central Michigan a seven-point cushion, and the Chippewas protected the lead at the free-throw line.

Central Michigan, which is 2-0 in MAC play for only the third time in 20 years, overcame a miserable first half in which it shot 30.8 percent (8 for 26) from the floor and trailed 25-19 at the break.

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O. Mbaigoto, F172-71-24005
J. Harden, F90-00-00030
T. Zeigler, G374-103-8143111
D. Jackson, G355-132-221115
A. McBroom, G313-84-401113
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F. Craddock141-22-22314
A. Keel120-20-10110
J. Morris91-20-00002
A. Barnes50-00-00000
Z. Saylor41-10-00012
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Eastern Michigan Eagles
J. Harris, F354-84-680112
A. Strickland, F160-30-03010
D. Riley, C262-41-310125
A. Harper, G334-52-224510
D. Lampley, G293-112-224510
A. Green314-111-252211
M. Balkema143-30-02026
J. Sims110-30-00210
Q. Dailey40-00-01000
A. Chandler11-10-00012
Totals 21-4910-1535132056
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Ohio11-723-1281
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Ball St.10-821-14179
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E. Michigan9-918-15113
Toledo8-1017-15182
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