Eastern Michigan vs Central Michigan

Cent. Michigan 61, E. Michigan 59


MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Olivier Mbaigoto scored 14 points but none were bigger than his last two which gave Central Michigan a 61-59 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.

The Eagles tied the score at 59 on a Glenn Bryant dunk with 1:49 remaining in the game but Olivier Mbaigoto hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:19 to play on Central Michigan's next possession to give the Chippewas a 61-59 lead. The Eagles' Derek Thompson missed a 3-pointer with 59 seconds left and Matt Balkema committed a turnover with 1 second remaining on the clock and Central Michigan (11-18, 4-11 Mid-American) was able to hold on.

Thompson was the leading scorer for Eastern Michigan (14-16, 7-8) with 14. Bryant finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Daylen Harrison had 12 points and five rebounds.

Kyle Randall had 23 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead the Chippewas, which had lost 10 of their last 11 before the win over the Eagles.

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Eastern Michigan Eagles
G. Bryant, F356-121-270213
J. Harris, F244-61-24129
D. Thompson, G355-110-021314
D. Harrison, G315-80-053012
J. Sims, G302-60-01314
J. Ross120-40-01000
M. Balkema111-20-13032
D. Riley112-41-25015
A. Harper60-00-00210
A. Strickland50-10-03100
Totals 25-543-736111359
Central Michigan Chippewas
B. Hibbitts, F294-92-242113
J. Simons, F260-02-22122
K. Randall, G398-171-141023
C. Fowler, G343-40-041026
D. Richardson, G100-20-01110
O. Mbaigoto235-84-660414
A. Keel190-41-22011
F. Craddock160-32-21012
Z. Saylor30-00-00010
S. Krannitz10-00-00000
Totals 20-4712-1524151361
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Bowling Green0-07-4196
Miami (Ohio)0-07-4107
Kent St.0-05-5281
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan0-08-284
E. Michigan0-08-2170
Ball St.0-06-479
N. Illinois0-06-4221
W. Michigan0-06-4168
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