MAC Men's Basketball: Akron wins third straight MAC game, tops Miami

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Akron 59, Miami (Ohio) 52

AKRON -- Demetrius Treadwell scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Akron topped Miami (Ohio) 59-52 for its fifth straight victory.

Akron (11-5, 3-0 MAC) trailed nearly the entire first half but took the lead early in the second and never fell behind again, leading by as many as 11 with less than 3 1/2 minutes remaining.

Miami (5-9, 1-2) cut the deficit to 55-50 with 1:09 to play but then ultimately couldn't capitalize after Akron turned the ball over and missed a free throw on its next two possessions.

Nick Harney added 11 points and Quincy Diggs had 10 for Akron, which remained undefeated in conference play and held Miami to just 35.2 percent shooting from the field.

Will Felder led Miami with 16 points.

Toledo 67, Buffalo 65

Julius Brown knocked down a 15-footer at the buzzer to give the University of Toledo a 67-65 win today over Buffalo in a thriller at Savage Arena.

With 2.4 seconds to go, Matt Smith inbounded the ball at full court, throwing a baseball pass to Nathan Boothe. Boothe handed off to Brown, who beat the buzzer for his 20th point.

UT (14-2, 2-1) got 13 points from J.D. Weatherspoon and 12 a piece from Justin Drummond and Rian Pearson.

Javon McCrea led Buffalo (8-5, 2-1) with 20 points.

Bowling Green 67, Central mich. 57

BOWLING GREEN -- Richaun Holmes scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had four blocks to lead Bowling Green to a 67-57 victory over Central Michigan on Wednesday.

Spencer Parker also had 20 points and Anthony Henderson added 13 for Bowling Green (7-9, 1-2 MAC). Holmes and Parker combined to make 14 of 19 shots from the field. Jehvon Clarke was just 3-of-12 for nine points but handed out seven assists.

Chris Fowler made 7-of-16 shots and finished with 19 points for Central Michigan (7-8, 0-3). Blake Hibbitts added 14 and freshman Braylon Rayson made his first career start for the Chippewas.

Central Michigan pulled within five points with 9:15 remaining, but Parker and Holmes scored Bowling Green's next six points for a 54-43 lead. The Chippewas only made three field goals in the final seven minutes -- all 3-pointers by Fowler and Hibbitts.

OTHER MEN'S SCORES

Ohio 71, Ball State 51

MAC WOMEN'S SCORES

Bowling Green 72, Ball State 61

Eastern Michigan 83, Western Michigan 77

Buffalo 51, Toledo 46

Miami 79, Akron 76

Central Michigan 65, Northern Illinois 60

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