NCAA Basketball

Bowling Green Falcons (16-16)


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vs. Akron 
L 79-81
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@ KentSt 
L 63-64
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@ Ohio 
L 59-75
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vs. Buff 
L 70-100
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@ CentMi 
L 77-81
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Central Michigan powers past Bowling Green 81-77 in OT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Cecil Williams had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists on Monday night and No. 8 seed Central Michigan dominated overtime for an 81-77 win over ninth-seeded Bowling Green in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

The Chippewas (19-13) opened the extra period on a 7-0 run and led the rest of the way. Williams made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to make it 79-74 and Central Michigan held on to advance to a quarterfinal matchup with No. 1 seed Buffalo.

Central Michigan had the largest lead of the final 10 minutes of regulation at 54-50 with eight minutes to go. It went back-and-forth from there with Shawn Roundtree's jumper with 40 seconds left tying it at 65 and forcing overtime.

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Leaders
Points: J. Turner15.9
Rebounds: D. Wiggins10.1
Assists: R. Caldwell2.6
FG%: J. Turner40.6%
FT%: J. Turner81.3%
3P%: J. Turner37.9%
Steals: J. Turner1.5
Blocks: D. Koch0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Buffalo 15-3 27-9
Kent State 9-9 17-17
Miami (OH) 8-10 16-18
Bowling Green 7-11 16-16
Ohio 7-11 14-17
Akron 6-12 14-18
West
Toledo 13-5 23-11
Eastern Michigan 11-7 22-13
Ball State 10-8 19-13
Western Michigan 9-9 17-15
Central Michigan 7-11 21-15
Northern Illinois 6-12 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 75.9 (105)
Rebounds: 11.6 (69)
Assists: 13.3 (191)
FG%: 42.1% (300)
FT%: 73.2% (105)
3P%: 34.9% (178)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 77.8 (299)
Rebounds: 26.7 (69)
Assists: 14.3 (248)
FG%: 45.8% (272)
FT%: 72.1% (226)
3P%: 36.8% (284)
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