Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 60

(10-21, 3-15 MAC)

E Michigan 72

(19-13, 10-8 MAC)

    7:50 PM ET, March 10, 2014

    Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan

    1 2 T
    CMU 24 3660
    EMU 27 4572

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: J. Simons 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast

    Eastern Michigan: K. Ward 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    E. Michigan pulls away from Cent. Michigan 72-60

    Associated Press

    YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Karrington Ward scored 20 points, hitting 6 of 9 3-pointers, as sixth-seeded Eastern Michigan pulled away from 11th-seeded Central Michigan on Monday in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

    Eastern (19-13) had a double-figure lead, but after back-to-back 3s from Blake Hibbitts, Central (10-21) trailed 46-44 with 8:37 to go. However, Eastern then reeled off 18 straight points, fueled by Ward's three treys, making it 64-44 with 3:27 left.

    The Eagles will play seventh-seeded Northern Illinois on Wednesday when the tournament resumes in Cleveland.

    Eastern had six players hit 3s, making a season-high 12 of 28 from behind the arc. Daylen Harrison had 13 points, and Ray Lee and Mike Talley scored 11 each.

    The Chippewas finished 10 of 32 from 3-point range. John Simons had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Hibbitts added 11 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    EMU
    Points 60 72
    FG Made-Attempted 21-53 (.396) 26-55 (.473)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-32 (.313) 12-28 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 9 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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