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Central Michigan vs Eastern Michigan

E. Michigan 58, Cent. Michigan 52


YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Jalen Ross scored 13 points to lead Eastern Michigan to a 58-52 victory over Central Michigan Tuesday night.

Jamell Harris had 11 points and six rebounds and Glenn Bryant had 10 points and five blocked shots for the Eagles (8-9, 1-2 Mid-American), who ended a four-game losing streak.

Eastern Michigan shot 58 percent in the first half in building a 30-19 lead. The Eagles maintained a double-digit lead most of the second half, mostly at the free-throw line where they were 17 of 30 after the break. Finis Craddock's 3-pointer for Central Michigan with 19 seconds left ended the game's scoring.

Oliver Mbaigoto led the Chippewas (8-8, 1-2) with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Kyle Randall scored 13 points and Craddock scored 12, all on 3-pointers. Central took 27 more shots than Eastern but only made three more and finished at 32 percent.

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Central Michigan Chippewas
O. Mbaigoto, F288-152-4142118
J. Simons, F200-20-03120
K. Randall, G355-122-231313
C. Fowler, G261-41-21553
A. Keel, G120-20-01000
B. Hibbitts281-73-43056
F. Craddock194-60-010412
S. Krannitz140-60-01220
D. Richardson120-30-11010
A. Stewart60-20-01110
Totals 19-598-1333122452
Eastern Michigan Eagles
G. Bryant, F313-54-842110
J. Harris, F252-27-860211
D. Riley, C252-30-25124
J. Ross, G334-72-433213
D. Harrison, G211-42-24134
D. Thompson272-53-62019
J. Sims241-32-43325
A. Strickland111-30-02002
M. Balkema30-00-00020
Totals 16-3220-3434101558
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Kent St.12-623-1294
Bowling Green12-721-12109
Miami (Ohio)8-1113-19230
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan12-623-970
W. Michigan11-819-14120
E. Michigan9-1021-14140
N. Illinois8-1114-16186
Ball St.2-177-23284
Other games
ND 63 Final
SJU 67
NIOWA 68 Final
WISC 64 Final
IND 59