Central Michigan vs Toledo

Toledo 75, Cent. Michigan 72

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Dominique Buckley made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left as Toledo held off a furious rally by Central Michigan for a 75-72 win Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

The seventh-seeded Rockets (18-15) led by 11 with 4:16 left, but the Chippewas, forcing turnovers with their full-court press, pulled within one, 73-72, on Austin McBroom's 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining.

After Buckley knocked down his two foul shots, McBroom's off-balance 3 at the buzzer was way off.

Rian Pearson scored 20 and Julius Brown had 18, including five free throws in the final minute for Toledo, which plays third-seeded Ohio in Thursday's quarterfinals. The Rockets beat the Bobcats during the regular season.

Trey Zeigler scored 17 for the No. 11 seed Chippewas (11-21), but the sophomore missed two free throws with 13 seconds left.

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Scoreboard
Central Michigan (11-21)314172
Toledo (18-15) «354075

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Central Michigan Chippewas
A. Coimbra, F222-83-310047
A. Barnes, F90-10-00010
D. Jackson, G374-125-813116
A. McBroom, G344-142-252413
T. Zeigler, G308-161-684317
O. Mbaigoto265-103-381314
F. Craddock160-01-22041
J. Harden101-20-13122
A. Keel81-40-00002
Z. Saylor70-00-02010
J. Morris10-00-00000
Totals 25-6715-2539112372
 37.3%60% 
Toledo Rockets
M. Smith, F142-52-22046
R. Holliday, G364-52-491312
J. Brown, G355-127-1015118
R. Pearson, G337-176-7151220
D. Buckley, G192-52-22148
C. Dennis322-61-12126
D. Dear181-11-24153
R. Wonnell80-02-21022
A. Mathew50-00-01110
Totals 23-5123-3039112475
 45.1%76.7% 
Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Akron13-427-958
Ohio10-720-11118
Kent St.10-722-14142
Buffalo10-717-15146
Bowling Green7-1013-19225
Miami (Ohio)4-1311-21301
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ball St.10-721-13169
W. Michigan10-716-16174
Toledo8-917-17156
E. Michigan7-1016-17175
N. Illinois7-1015-17239
C. Michigan6-1116-16216
 
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