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MAC Tournament Roundup: Miami RedHawks pull upset of Bowling Green

Associated Press Published: March 12, 2013 4:00 AM


BOWLING GREEN -- Jon Harris scored 14 points as 11th-seeded Miami (Ohio) snapped a nine-game losing streak in beating sixth-seeded Bowling Green 63-52 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament Monday night.

The RedHawks (9-21) ended the regular season losers of 12 of their final 13 games, including a 52-44 loss to Bowling Green on Feb. 27, when they blew a 31-24 halftime lead.

Miami made amends Monday, expanding a 34-31 intermission edge with a 9-0 run to open the second period.

Bowling Green's later 9-0 run brought the Falcons (13-19) within 47-45, but Reggie Johnson's 3-pointer gave the RedHawks a 55-49 cushion with 1:40 left. Bowling Green trailed by at least five points the rest of the way.

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The Falcons' A'uston Calhoun had 10 points and six rebounds, and now has 603 boards for his career.

Kent Roosevelt graduate Cameron Black II, a junior, scored two points, had four rebounds and blocked three shots for the Falcons.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Javon McCrea scored six of his 21 points in overtime as Buffalo defeated Central Michigan 75-72 on Monday.

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McCrea went 8-of-10 shooting to go with eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Will Regan added 15 points, Tony Watson 14 and Raphell Thomas-Edwards came off the bench to score 10 for the eighth-seeded Bulls, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

The game saw 18 lead changes in regulation before Kyle Randall's 3-pointer drew it to 67-all with 21 seconds left -- the 11th tie of the night.

Randall, who led ninth-seeded Central Michigan with 31 points, missed two straight layups and had a third blocked as part of a 0-for-5 overtime-opening shooting performance.


YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Jalen Ross' 3-pointer with 32 seconds left gave Eastern Michigan a 45-44 victory over Northern Illinois in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament Monday night.

Da'Shonte Riley had 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots for the seventh-seeded Eagles (15-17).

Wednesday's Games: No. 5 Ball State vs. No. 8 Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. (SportsTime Ohio); No. 7 Eastern Michigan vs. No. 11 Miami, 9 p.m. (STO).

Thursday's Games: No. 4 Kent State vs. Ball State-Buffalo winner, 6:30 p.m. (STO); No. 3 Western Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan-Miami winner, 9 p.m. (STO).

-- Associated Press

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