MAC Northern Illinois stops Kent State
The Golden Flashes' eight-game winning streak went down the drain, 67-61.
KENT -- Todd Peterson came off the bench to score 17 points and Anthony Maestranzi hit two free throws with 13 seconds remaining, as Northern Illinois beat Kent State 67-61 on Saturday.
The Huskies' bench outscored Kent State's substitutes 27-7, as the Golden Flashes' eight-game winning streak came to an end.
Peterson hit 5-for-10 3-point attempts and also led the Huskies (11-9, 8-3 Mid-American Conference) with seven rebounds. Eugene Bates added 14 points and Marcus Smallwood had 12.
Eric Haut led the Golden Flashes (17-3, 10-2) with 22 points. Anthony Wilkins had 15 points and Antonio Gates 12 -- 10 under his average.
Ohio 61, Buffalo 49
ATHENS -- Brandon Hunter had 16 points to go with his 20 rebounds and Steve Esterkamp led the way with 17 points to lead Ohio.
Thomas Stephens and Jaivon Harris each added 10 points for Ohio (7-11, 4-6 MAC).
Turner Battle scored 11 points and B.J. Walker had 10 for the Bulls (3-16, 0-10).
Marshall 56, Bowling Green 54
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Ronald Blackshear scored 22 points, including the last four of the game to lift Marshall.
Ron Lewis finished with 18 points for Bowling Green (10-10, 6-6). Kevin Netter added 12 points.
E. Michigan 76, Toledo 72
YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Steve Pettyjohn and Markus Austin each had 18 points for Eastern Michigan.
Four players scored in double figures for Toledo (9-11, 3-7), led by Keith Triplett's 19 points. A.J. Shellabarger scored 17 points and Nick Moore and Sammy Villegas each added 11 points.
Michael Ross had 15 points, six assists and five rebounds and Ryan Prillman added 14 points for Eastern (10-9, 4-6).
Cent. Michigan 99, Akron 92
AKRON -- Chris Kaman had 28 points and 12 rebounds and Mike Manciel scored 23 for Central Michigan.
J.R. Wallace scored 19 and Tony Bowne added 10 points and seven assists for the Chippewas (14-5, 7-3 MAC).
Derrick Tarver tried to keep the Zips (10-10, 5-6) in it with 43 points. Darryl Peterson had 14 points and seven rebounds.