MAC Men's Basketball Roundup (Feb. 2): Bowling Green downs Ball State

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BOWLING GREEN — Jordon Crawford had 19 points and eight assists off the bench to lead Bowling Green to a 70-59 victory over Ball State in a Mid-American Conference game on Saturday afternoon.

A’uston Calhoun had 17 points and Chauncey Orr 10 for the Falcons (8-13, 3-5).

Jauwan Scaife had 17 points and Jesse Berry 13 for the Cardinals (8-12, 2-6), who shot 57.5 percent (30 of 52) from the field despite making only 2 of 13 from beyond the arc.

Bowling Green outscored Ball State 38-22 in the paint.

Jauwan Scaife had 17 points and Jesse Berry 13 for the Cardinals (8-12, 2-6). Ball State has lost two in a row and six of its past seven.

Bowling Green led 41-28 at the break on Crawford’s layup with 1 second remaining.

Toledo 69, Northern Illinois 64

DEKALB, Ill. — Julius Brown scored 20 points and Toledo used a late rally to pull ahead and hold off Northern Illinois for a 69-64 victory Saturday afternoon.

Matt Smith added 14, and conference scoring leader Rian Pearson had 12, for the Rockets (9-10, 5-3 Mid-American).

Abdel Nader recorded his second consecutive double-double for the Huskies (5-15, 3-5) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Aksel Bolin chipped in 18 points and six boards.

Western Michigan 71, Buffalo 60

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Shayne Whittington scored 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had four steals to lead Western Michigan past Buffalo 71-60 on Saturday night.

Darius Paul had 15 points and eight rebounds, David Brown chipped in with 13 and Western Michigan (14-7, 6-2 Mid-American) out-rebounded the Bulls 40-30 while forcing Buffalo to commit 20 turnovers. The Broncos were 21 of 32 from the free-throw line.

Miami (Ohio) 70, Central Michigan 61

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Allen Roberts scored 19 points to lead Miami (Ohio) to a 70-61 win over Central Michigan Saturday night.

The Redhawks (8-12, 3-5 Mid-American) went ahead to stay at 51-48 on Roberts’ 3-pointer with 7:18 to play. Central Michigan stayed close and it was 59-57 when Roberts scored with 1:52 remaining. Miami was 8 for 8 at the free-throw line in the final minute.

— Associated Press

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