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

Associated Press Published: January 26, 2014 4:00 AM

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.

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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

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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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