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EMU topples Bobcats, 68-55

Published 11:45pm Saturday, February 11, 2012

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Derek Thompson came off the bench to score 23 points and lead Eastern Michigan to a 68-55 victory over Ohio on Saturday.

Antonio Green added 13 points and Jamell Harris 12 for the Eagles (11-14, 6-5 Mid-American), who broke a three-game skid. Darrell Lampley had nine points and nine assists.

D.J. Cooper’s 15 points topped the Bobcats (19-6, 7-4), who dropped their second straight. Reggie Keely had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Walter Offutt scored 11.

Eastern Michigan bolted to a 9-0 lead, holding Ohio off the scoreboard until Offutt gave the Bobcats their first points after 10:10 had elapsed.

The Eagles led 27-17 at halftime. Ohio went only 5 of 22 in the first half, finishing with 31 percent accuracy, and never got closer than five in the second half.

The Eagles hit 18 of 36 (50 percent) and sank 8 of 12 3-pointers.

E. MICHIGAN 68, OHIO 55

OHIO (19-6)

Hall 1-4 0-0 3, Keely 4-6 6-10 14, Offutt 3-9 4-6 11, Cooper 3-12 6-9 15, Kellogg 0-2 1-2 1, McKinley 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 0-2 1-2 1, Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Taylor 3-11 1-2 8, Baltic 0-0 0-0 0, Goard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-48 19-31 55.

E. MICHIGAN (11-14)

Harris 3-7 5-6 12, Riley 0-2 3-4 3, Green 4-5 3-4 13, Dailey 0-1 2-2 2, Lampley 3-9 2-4 9, Sims 2-2 0-0 5, Harper 0-0 0-0 0, Thompson 6-9 8-10 23, Strickland 0-1 0-0 0, Balkema 0-0 1-3 1, Janton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-36 24-33 68.

Halftime—E. Michigan 27-17. 3-Point Goals—Ohio 6-26 (Cooper 3-10, Hall 1-3, Offutt 1-4, Taylor 1-7, Kellogg 0-2), E. Michigan 8-12 (Thompson 3-4, Green 2-2, Sims 1-1, Harris 1-1, Lampley 1-3, Dailey 0-1). Fouled Out—Green, Offutt. Rebounds—Ohio 28 (Keely 11), E. Michigan 34 (Harris 7). Assists—Ohio 11 (Cooper, Offutt 3), E. Michigan 13 (Lampley 9). Total Fouls—Ohio 25, E. Michigan 25. Technical—Lampley. A—1,473.

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