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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