MAC Men's Basketball Roundup: Diggs leads Akron past Central Michigan, 82-74

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Akron 82, Central Michigan 74

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Quincy Diggs scored 19 points and had four steals as Akron beat Central Michigan 82-74 on Saturday night.

Demetrius Treadwell — who led the team with 14 rebounds — and Jake Kretzer each added 15 points for the Zips (13-6, 5-1 Mid-American Conference). Reggie McAdams came off the bench to put up 11 points.

Diggs sank a jumper and a 3-pointer in the final minute of the first period to give Akron a 41-36 halftime lead.

The Chippewas (7-11, 0-6) went up by two at 14:24 in the second before Kretzer and McAdams teamed up for five 3-pointers within eight minutes to help put the Zips back on top for good.

Akron hit 52.6 percent from the field overall and 48 percent from the line.

Miami (Ohio) 70, Bowling Green 65

BOWLING GREEN — Willie Moore and Will Sullivan scored 16 points apiece Saturday as Miami (Ohio) beat Bowling Green 70-65.

Will Felder scored 12 and Quinten Rollins added 10 and the RedHawks (8-9, 4-2 Mid-American) outshot Bowling Green 46.7 percent to 41.8 percent.

Buffalo 75, Northern Illinois 67

DEKALB, Ill. — Javon McCrea’s 20 points and big second half Saturday helped Buffalo hold off a surging Northern Illinois for a 75-67 win.

McCrea scored 13 points in the second half, including a dunk that broke a 48-48 tie to give Buffalo (10-6, 4-2 Mid-American) a lead they never relinquished.

Ohio 58, Eastern Michigan 56

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Javarez Willis hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 28 seconds to play as Ohio rallied for a 58-56 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Ohio trailed the entire game before Willis’ big basket, which capped a 12-0 run. The Bobcats were behind 55-46 with 4:20 left. Nick Kellogg also made a 3-pointer during the run and Josh Smith and Maurice Ndour both made two baskets. Ndour’s last make tied the game at 55 with 1:36 remaining.

— Associated Press

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