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MAC Tournament: Ohio advances with 63-55 win over Miami

Published: March 13, 2014 4:00 AM

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Nick Kellogg had 20 points, including a key late three-point play, as Ohio defeated Miami (Ohio) 63-55 in a second-round game at the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

The victory over the eighth-seeded RedHawks sent the fifth-seeded Bobcats (23-10) into a Thursday semifinal with No. 4 seed Akron.

With Ohio up one point with 38 seconds left, Kellogg got behind the RedHawks' full-court pressure to score on a breakaway layup. He added a free throw for a 59-55 lead.

Javarez Willis, who scored 13 points, added two free throws and Kellogg another layup for the final eight-point margin, largest of the second half. Maurice Ndour added 12 points for Ohio.

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Willie Moore scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the RedHawks (13-18) with Jaryd Eustace adding 15 points.

The Bobcats led 27-23 at halftime. The score was tied five times and lead changed hands six times in the second half.

In the late game on Wednesday, Northern Illinois and Eastern Michigan battled back-and-forth throughout the first half, but the game was not completed by press time.

Women's Basketball

Ball St. 61, N. Illinois 47

Toledo 72, W. Michigan 61

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