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Ohio rallies from 18 down, beats C. Michigan 71-67

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Maurice Ndour scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Ohio came back from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat Central Michigan 71-67 on Wednesday night.

Ohio (15-5, 5-2 Mid-American) trailed 48-30 with less than 15 minutes to play, but then went on a 21-3 run to tie the game at 51 with 8 minutes left.

Stevie Taylor hit the go-ahead jumper for Ohio with 2:04 left, giving the Bobcats a 69-67 lead. Ohio then shut out Central Michigan (7-12, 0-7) for the remainder of the game.

Nick Kellogg added 15 points for the Bobcats, while Jon Smith had 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.

Chris Fowler had 19 points for Central Michigan, which led 33-25 at halftime and built its 18-point lead with 10 straight second-half points.

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