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.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Fresh off its first Sweet 16 berth in three years, Indiana seems to be trending back in the right direction under coach Tom Crean. This fall, though, will challenge the...
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds George Washington named Maurice Joseph its interim head men’s basketball coach last week. Will the 31-year-old be able to keep the Colonials humming in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Title Odds Villanova always understood the myriad challenges of defending a national title. Yet the program definitely couldn’t have foreseen Friday’s bit of bad news.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages