Miami sinks Eastern Michigan 61-51

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MIAMI, Ohio (AP)—Antonio Ballard and Nick Winbush scored 11 points apiece, leading Miami (Ohio) to a 61-51 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

Ballard and Winbush were the only players in double figures for the RedHawks (8-13, 5-3, Mid-American Conference), who led by 17 points at halftime and were never threatened. With the score tied at 7-7 early in the first half, Winbush nailed a 3-pointer that started a 20-3 Miami run.

The RedHawks held off the Eagles despite being outscored 37-30 in the second.

Miami shot 65.4 percent from the foul line (17-for-26) compared to just a 38.5 mark for the Eagles (5-for-13).

Justin Dobbins scored 15 points for the Eagles (10-10, 2-5), while Brandon Bowdry and Carlos Medlock added 10 apiece.

The RedHawks have won back-to-back games for the first time this season, and have taken three of their last four. The Eagles have dropped four of five.

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 East. Michigan
Justin Dobbins Justin Dobbins
6-10,  15 Pts
9 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Miami (OH)
Antonio Ballard Antonio Ballard
3-6,  11 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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