Kent State routs Northern Illinois


KENT — Justin Greene scored 18 points and Kent State routed Northern Illinois 76-46 on Monday night for its fifth straight win.

Anthony Simpson added 12 points, Randal Holt had 11 and Chris Singletary scored 10 for the Golden Flashes (15-7, 6-2 Mid-American Conference), who won their 14th straight against a MAC West opponent.

The Golden Flashes scored 20 points off 23 North Illinois turnovers and came up with 18 steals. Ten of the 11 Kent State players on the roster had at least one steal.

Kent State led by nine at halftime and went on a 16-4 run in the second half to push the lead to 59-37 with 9:54 to play. A 10-0 run minutes later gave the Golden Flashes their biggest lead of the game at 75-44 after a layup by Ian Pinckney with 1:37 to play.

Darion Anderson scored 12 points for the Huskies (9-12, 4-4), who lost their fifth game in a row.

Eastern Michigan 62, Akron 59

AKRON — Jay Higgins scored 17 points and Carlos Medlock had four points in the final 51 seconds to lead Eastern Michigan.

Higgins also had a late free throw, sandwiched between a layup and a pair of foul shots from Medlock in the final minute. Jimmy Conyers and Steve McNees had a layup apiece in the final 22 seconds for Akron, but it was the first time the Zips scored since taking a 55-54 lead with more than four minutes remaining.

Higgins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer to put the Eagles up 57-55 with just under two minutes left, and they led the rest of the way.

Antonio Green scored 14 points while Justin Dobbins and Medlock added 12 apiece for the Eagles (11-10, 3-5 MAC).

Brett McKnight was the lone Akron (15-7, 5-3) player in double figures, scoring 13 points.

Bowling Green 58, Toledo 47

BOWLING GREEN — Scott Thomas scored 14 points to lead Bowling Green over Toledo.

Erik Marschall and Dee Brown scored 12 points each for the Falcons (11-9, 4-4 MAC).

Justin Anyijong scored 18 points for Toledo (3-19, 0-8), which has lost their past 12 games.

W. Michigan 85, Buffalo 70

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Martell McLemore scored 24 points and David Kool added 23 to help Western Michigan (12-9, 4-4 MAC) defeat Buffalo.

Donald Lawson added 11 points and Mike Douglas had a career-high 10 assists for the Broncos, while Rodney Pierce paced the Bulls (11-8, 4-4) with 29 points.

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