TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Justin Drummond scored 22 points and Toledo took
down Eastern Michigan 77-66 Saturday to capture a share of the
Mid-American Conference regular season title.
Toledo (26-5, 14-4) tied Western Michigan in the conference
standings, but Western Michigan has a better division record and holds
the top seed in the conference tournament.
Leading 35-32 at half, Toledo opened the second half on a 9-0 run.
Eastern Michigan cut the lead to 56-53, but Drummond responded with nine
straight points as the Rockets pulled away.
Rian Pearson had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Toledo while Julius
Brown had 13 points and tied Drummond with seven assists. Jonathan
Williams added 12 points.
Karrington Ward led Eastern Michigan (18-13, 10-8) with 20 points. Raven Lee added 14 and Mike Talley 12.
Toledo earned its school record 26th win of the year, and finished the season undefeated home for the first time since 1966-67.
Buffalo routs Bowling Green
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Javon McCrea scored a career-high 34 points,
hitting 13 of 18 from the field, as Buffalo routed Bowling Green 88-65
on Saturday to clinch its first outright Mid-American Conference East
Buffalo (19-9, 13-5 Mid-American) went on an 18-3 run in the second
half to extend a nine-point lead to 66-42 with less than 10 minutes to
play. The Bulls led by double digits for the rest of the game.
Jarryn Skeete added 11 points and Joshua Freelove had 10 as Buffalo
avenged a 74-68 loss on Feb. 2 to Bowling Green (12-19, 6-12). The Bulls
have now won eight of their last 10.
Buffalo committed just five turnovers while forcing 16, which the Bulls converted into 25 points.
Cameron Black had 19 points for Bowling Green, which has now lost eight of its last 10.