CMU beats Ohio; Herd tops ODU
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Braylon Rayson and Luke Meyer each scored 14 points and Central Michigan pulled away from Ohio in the second half to earn a 72-49 win on Saturday.
Rayson added seven rebounds and Meyer had six. Chris Fowler finished with 11 points and nine assists for Central Michigan (10-9, 3-3 MAC), which shot 50.8 percent from the field while holding Ohio to a season-low 49 points on 37.3 percent shooting and 3 of 15 from 3-point range.
John Simons made a layup early in the second half which gave the Chippewas a double digit lead. Central Michigan continued to maintain a double figure lead through much of the second half. A Fowler jumper with 2:38 left made the lead 19, and a Corey Redman 3 on the final possession pushed it to 72-49.
Antonio Campbell scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for Ohio (11-7, 2-4).
Marshall 78, Old Dominion 75
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — James Kelly nailed a 3-pointer with four seconds to go and Marshall edged Old Dominion 78-75 on Saturday.
Kelly scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and had four steals with a blocked shot for the Thundering Herd (10-10, 6-1 Conference USA). Ryan Taylor scored 19 points with seven boards, Stevie Browning had 15 points and Jon Elmore added 13. Marshall shot 51 percent overall.
Trey Freeman led Old Dominion (10-10, 3-4) with a career-high 37 points. Brandan Stith scored 15 points and Zoran Talley added 10. Aaron Bacote, who averages 15.0 points per game, was held to three points on 1-of-8 shooting.
A close game throughout, Freeman’s layup with 31 seconds left tied it at 75. On the ensuing possession, Elmore’s layup attempt was blocked by Stith, but Marshall corralled the rebound and Kelly nailed a 3-pointer with four seconds left to put the Herd up. Freeman’s desperate attempt at the horn to tie was no good.