Bowdry scores 6 in OT to pace E. Mich win, 55-53

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP)—Brandon Bowdry scored six of his team-high 13 points in overtime and had 11 rebounds to lead Eastern Michigan to a 55-53 victory over Ball State on Sunday.

Justin Dobbins added 11 points and Antonio Green had 10 for Eastern (8-23, 6-10 Mid-American Conference).

Rob Giles led Ball State (13-16, 7-9) with 18 points and 14 rebounds, and Laron Frazier had 10 points.

Bowdry hit two free throws 15 minutes into overtime to give the Eagles a 43-41 lead that they never surrendered, and his jump shot made it 53-46 with 1:44 remaining.

Ball State scored six of the next seven points on a basket by Malik Perry, two free throws by Giles and a Frazier 3-pointer that made it 54-53 with 23 seconds left, but came no closer.

Ball State finished tied for first place in the MAC’s West Division and claimed the second seed in the MAC Tournament.

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