Ohio edges Toledo 95-90 in overtime

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Ohio 95, Toledo 90 (OT)

ATHENS -- Maurice Ndour scored 28 points and Stevie Taylor added 23 as Ohio edged Toledo 95-90 in overtime Saturday.

Ndour's dunk with 1:06 left gave Ohio (16-5, 6-2 Mid-American) a 91-90 lead. On Toledo's next possession, Taylor forced a turnover with a five-second call and hit a shot at the other end to open a 93-90 lead.

Julius Brown, who led Toledo (18-3, 6-2) with 28 points, missed a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left and Taylor secured the win with a fast-break layup.

Nick Kellogg had a ball knocked out of bounds off his leg with 16 seconds left and Ohio leading 83-81, setting up an opportunity for Toledo. Brown's jumper with 10 seconds left tied it, and Taylor's buzzer-beater attempt missed.

Ndour added 12 rebounds, while Kellogg had 18 points and nine assists.

J.D. Weatherspoon added 16 points for Toledo. Jonathan Williams had 14 points and Justin Drummond 12.

Northern Illinois 67, Ball State 65 (OT)

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Aaric Armstead scored 14 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State 67-65 in overtime Saturday.

Travon Baker made 1-of-2 free throws with 17 seconds left to put Northern Illinois up 67-65, and Chris Bond's shot with 3 seconds remaining missed as the Huskies (9-11, 3-5 Mid-American) held on. Armstead had a steal with 18 seconds left, setting up Baker's free throw attempts.

Baker tied the game at 60 on a 3-pointer with 9 seconds remaining in regulation, and Bond's runner at the buzzer missed.

Ball State (4-15, 1-7) led by 15 in the first half and 10 in the second half before the Huskies came back. Northern Illinois took its first lead since the game's opening minutes at 55-54 with under 4 minutes to go, setting up a tight finish.

Bond scored 16 while Jesse Berry had 13 and Zavier Turner added 11.

Miami 65, Eastern Michigan 61

OXFORD -- Will Felder, who had 17 points and 15 rebounds, hit a go-ahead jumper with 25 seconds left to lift Miami (Ohio) past Eastern Michigan 65-61 Saturday.

The RedHawks (9-10, 5-3 Mid-American) shot 43.1 percent from the field. Will Sullivan finished with 19 points and Geovonie McKnight had 10.

Ray Lee paced Eastern Michigan (12-9, 4-4) with 18 points and Karrington Ward had 16 with seven boards.

Miami trailed by eight at halftime, but crawled back to take the lead as Sullivan hit a 3-pointer, Bill Edwards sank a jumper, and Felder made three free throws to lead 59-53 with 4:04 remaining.

Lee hit two straight 3-pointers to tie it at 61. Miami corralled an offensive rebound after Felder's first jumper was blocked and he drained the next attempt.

Lee couldn't connect on a 3-pointer in the final seconds and Sullivan made two free throws to cap the scoring.

Western Michigan 75, Central Michigan 72

KALMAZOO, Mich. -- David Brown scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Western Michigan handed Central Michigan its eighth-straight conference loss with a 75-72 victory Saturday.

Shayne Whittington added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Broncos (12-8, 5-3 MAC). Connar Tava scored 10 points and Tucker Haymond and Austin Richie each had eight.

Western Michigan dominated the first period with Whittington hitting from inside paint and from the line to help put the Broncos up 23-9 midway. They led 42-25 at halftime.

Central Michigan came alive late in the second with a 26-13 surge to take the lead by one, 69-68, with 2:13 to play. The Broncos responded with three Brown free throws and layups by Haymond and Richie for the win.

The Broncos hit 52 percent from the field, 94.7 percent from the line and outrebounded the Chippewas 33-17.

Chris Fowler led the Chippewas (7-13, 0-8) with 27 points.

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