The Eagles (9-5, 1-0) looked to pull away early in the second half as Glenn Bryant's three-point play and ensuing dunk ignited a 9-0 run, putting Eastern Michigan up 35-27.
Bowling Green (6-8, 0-1) fought right back, with Anthony Henderson converting a three-point play and hitting a 3-pointer to tie the game at 36 near the midway mark. Eastern Michigan powered ahead from there with an 18-7 surge capped by a Talley free throw with 1:29 remaining.
Eastern Michigan was 21 of 30 from the free throw line and had 12 steals. Glenn Bryant had nine points and eight rebounds.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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