CLEVELAND (AP) -Marcus Van scored 17 points and Robbie Harman added 13 to lead Central Michigan to a 62-49 win over Eastern Michigan in a first round game of the Mid-American Conference tournament Tuesday afternoon.
Central Michigan (12-18) took the lead for good midway through the first half and went on a 16-6 run in the second to take a 48-35 lead. Eastern Michigan (8-24) immediately scored seven straight points to get to within six with 6:41 left, but couldn't get closer.
Jacolby Hardiman responded with two baskets and Van converted a pair of three-point plays over the next several minutes to secure the win.
Hardiman finished with 11 points for the seventh-seeded for the Chippewas, which take on No. 2 seed Ball State in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Brandon Bowdry led Eastern Michigan, the No. 10 seed, with 13 points while Antonio Green added 11 points.
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