Scores

Final

E Michigan 59

(14-16, 7-8 MAC)

Cent Michigan 61

(11-18, 4-11 MAC)

    7:00 PM ET, March 5, 2013

    McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

    1 2 T
    EMU 24 3559
    CMU 33 2861

    Top Performers

    Eastern Michigan: D. Harrison 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Central Michigan: K. Randall 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Cent. Michigan 61, E. Michigan 59

    Associated Press

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Olivier Mbaigoto scored 14 points but none were bigger than his last two which gave Central Michigan a 61-59 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.

    The Eagles tied the score at 59 on a Glenn Bryant dunk with 1:49 remaining in the game but Olivier Mbaigoto hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:19 to play on Central Michigan's next possession to give the Chippewas a 61-59 lead. The Eagles' Derek Thompson missed a 3-pointer with 59 seconds left and Matt Balkema committed a turnover with 1 second remaining on the clock and Central Michigan (11-18, 4-11 Mid-American) was able to hold on.

    Thompson was the leading scorer for Eastern Michigan (14-16, 7-8) with 14. Bryant finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Daylen Harrison had 12 points and five rebounds.

    Kyle Randall had 23 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead the Chippewas, which had lost 10 of their last 11 before the win over the Eagles.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EMU
    CMU
    Points 59 61
    FG Made-Attempted 25-54 (.463) 20-47 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 14

    2012-13 Season

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