Toledo's Boothe hits 3 to beat Miami (Ohio) 65-64
Thursday, February 07, 2013 5:34 AM
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) - Nathan Boothe knocked down a 3-pointer with 1 second left to lead Toledo to a 65-64 victory over Miami (Ohio) in Mid-American Conference play.
Reggie Johnson's layup had given Miami a 64-62 advantage with 4 seconds remaining.
Julius Brown had 18 points and eight assists, Rian Pearson scored 16 and Boothe contributed 13 for the Rockets (10-10, 6-3), who have won four in a row.
Johnson scored 16 points, Allen Roberts had 15 off the bench, Geovonie McKnight scored 11 and Will Felder 10 for the RedHawks (8-13, 3-6).
Miami led 62-58 on Roberts' 3-pointer with 3:41 left, but Matt Smith's 3-pointer with 2:27 remaining closed it to 62-61. Brown tied it at 62 with a free throw at 1:03 before the final heroics.
The Rockets shot 51.1 percent from the field (24 of 47) to the RedHawks' 46.8 percent (22 of 47).
Ohio cruises to 69-42 victory over Ball State
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Walter Offutt scored 17 points, T.J. Hall added 10 and Ohio rode a dominant first half to a 69-42 victory at Ball State on Wednesday night.
Offutt was 6 of 9 from the field, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range, for the Bobcats (16-6, 7-1 Mid-American), who never trailed, led 34-14 at halftime and stretched their advantage to as many as 29 points in the second half.
Jauwan Scaife scored 18 points for the Cardinals (8-13, 2-7), but no other Ball State player had more than six points. Majok Majok, the MAC's rebounding leader at 10.4 per game entering play, had nine rebounds but scored just four points. The Cardinals shot just 26.5 percent from the field and now has lost three straight and seven of eight.
The victory was just Ohio's sixth in 24 games against Ball State in Muncie.
Western Michigan rallies past Kent State 82-76
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Shayne Whittington scored 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds, and Western Michigan scored the final seven points of the game to secure its seventh straight victory, 82-76 over Kent State on Wednesday night.
David Brown added 22 points off the bench, including two free throws with 1:41 left that turned out to be the game-winning points, for the Broncos (15-7, 7-2 Mid-American), and Nate Hutcheson scored 15.
Chris Evans had 19 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Flashes (12-11, 3-6), who went ahead 76-75 on Kris Brewer's 3-pointer with 1:59 to play. But Brown's free throws put Western Michigan ahead to stay before Whittington and Brandon Pokley combined to make five foul shots in the final minute to seal the win.
Kent State led the entire first half en route to a 38-32 halftime advantage, but the Broncos rallied to take several small leads in the second half.