NCAA Basketball

Eastern Michigan Eagles (15-17)


Tue. 2/26 Sat. 3/2 Tue. 3/5 Fri. 3/8 Mon. 3/11
vs. CentMi 
L 66-77
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@ NIU 
W 75-69
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vs. BallSt 
W 68-61
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@ Toledo 
L 58-64
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vs. BallSt 
L 43-61
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Defense shines as Ball St. beats E. Michigan 61-43

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Tahjai Teague recorded 15 points as Ball St. topped Eastern Michigan 61-43 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tourney on Monday night. Ishmael El-Amin added 12 points for the Cardinals, who held the Eagles to 29.4 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Ball St. opponent.

Tayler Persons had 12 points and six rebounds for Ball St. (16-16). K.J. Walton added eight rebounds.

Ball St. entered halftime trailing 29-23, but the Cardinals were able to outscore the Eagles 38-14 in the second half to pull away for the victory. The Eagles' 14 points in the second half marked a season low for the team.

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Leaders
Points: P. Jackson14.3
Rebounds: J. Thompson IV10.9
Assists: P. Jackson4.6
FG%: P. Jackson37.5%
FT%: P. Jackson71.1%
3P%: E. Minnie32.6%
Steals: E. Minnie1.6
Blocks: B. Toure1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia35-3
2 Texas Tech31-7
3 Michigan State32-7
4 Duke32-6
5 Auburn30-10
6 Gonzaga33-4
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Purdue26-10
9 North Carolina29-7
10 Tennessee31-6
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
15 Buffalo 16-2 32-4
Bowling Green 12-6 22-12
Kent State 11-7 22-11
Akron 8-10 17-16
Miami (OH) 7-11 15-17
Ohio 6-12 14-17
West
Toledo 13-5 25-8
Central Michigan 10-8 23-12
Eastern Michigan 9-9 15-17
Northern Illinois 8-10 17-17
Ball State 6-12 16-17
Western Michigan 2-16 8-24
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.8 (280)
Rebounds: 12.6 (25)
Assists: 11.5 (298)
FG%: 44.9% (146)
FT%: 62.9% (347)
3P%: 29.5% (345)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 69.2 (116)
Rebounds: 23.5 (300)
Assists: 16.7 (353)
FG%: 43.0% (135)
FT%: 68.1% (64)
3P%: 34.1% (177)
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Teams Score Time
Interleague
New York 14 F
Minnesota 4
Washington 2 F
Baltimore 9
Arizona 19 F
Texas 4
American League
Seattle 2 F
Oakland 10
Tampa Bay   Postponed
New York  
Detroit 2 F
Cleveland 7
Toronto 4 F
Boston 5
Chicago 5 F
Kansas City 7
Houston 11 F
Los Angeles 2
Toronto   1:05pm
Boston  
Chicago   1:15pm
Kansas City  
Tampa Bay   7:05pm
New York  
Detroit   7:10pm
Cleveland  
Oakland   8:10pm
Minnesota  
Houston   9:07pm
Los Angeles  
National League
Pittsburgh 5 F
St. Louis 6
Atlanta 4 F
Milwaukee 5
Cincinnati 2 F
Chicago 5
San Francisco 11 F
Colorado 8
Los Angeles 7 F
Philadelphia 2
San Diego 3 F
Miami 2
San Diego   12:10pm
Miami  
Los Angeles   12:35pm
Philadelphia  
St. Louis   7:10pm
Cincinnati  
Washington   7:20pm
Atlanta  
Milwaukee   9:40pm
Arizona  
New York   9:45pm
San Francisco  
The Open Championship
Pos Name Score Thru
1 Darren Clarke -2 12
1 Sung-Jae Im -2 3
1 Romain Langasque -2 8
1 Shane Lowry -2 6
1 Alexander Noren -2 6
1 Eddie Pepperell -2 7
1 Xander Schauffele -2 2
8 Curtis Knipes -1 3
8 James Sugrue -1 11
MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR CUP SERIES AT KENTUCKY
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 1 Kurt Busch 4
2 18 Kyle Busch 10
3 20 Erik Jones 21
4 42 Kyle Larson 19
5 11 Denny Hamlin 18
6 14 Clint Bowyer 7
7 22 Joey Logano 11
8 41 Daniel Suarez 1
9 6 Ryan Newman 23
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES AT KENTUCKY
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 00 Cole Custer 5
2 20 Christopher Bell 2
3 2 Tyler Reddick 8
4 1 Michael Annett 10
5 98 Chase Briscoe 9
6 9 Noah Gragson 3
7 7 Justin Allgaier 4
8 8 Ryan Truex 12
9 39 Ryan Sieg 13
NASCAR GANDER OUTDOORS TRUCK SERIES AT KENTUCKY
Pos # Name Start Pos
1 17 Tyler Ankrum 9
2 52 Stewart Friesen 32
3 18 Harrison Burton 6
4 45 Ross Chastain 5
5 15 Dylan Lupton 20
6 22 Austin Self 16
7 24 Brett Moffitt 7
8 11 Spencer Davis 21
9 44 Jeb Burton 28