Eastern Michigan beats Central Michigan 57-56

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP)—Antonio Green had only three free throw attempts but made them all with 13 seconds left, giving Eastern Michigan a 57-56 win over Mid-American rival Central Michigan on Saturday night.

Marcus Van scored a game-high 20 points in a losing effort for Central Michigan (9-18, 5-9 Mid-American).

Zane Gay and Brandon Bowdry led Eastern Michigan (6-23, 4-10) with 12 points each, while Justin Dobbins added 11. Green finished with five points.

Antonio Weary had 11 points for Central Michigan.

Central Michigan led 30-28 at halftime and for the game outscored the Eagles 30-18 in the paint. But Eastern Michigan’s bench outpaced the Chippewas 19-13 during a close game that featured nine ties and 15 lead changes.

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 East. Michigan
Zane Gay Zane Gay
4-8,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Cent. Michigan
Marcus Van Marcus Van
9-13,  20 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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