Thompson leads Eastern Michigan over Ohio 68-55

The Associated Press

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Derek Thompson came off the bench to score 23 points and lead Eastern Michigan to a 68-55 victory over Ohio on Saturday.

Antonio Green added 13 points and Jamell Harris 12 for the Eagles (11-14, 6-5 Mid-American), who broke a three-game skid. Darrell Lampley had nine points and nine assists.

D.J. Cooper's 15 points topped the Bobcats (19-6, 7-4), who dropped their second straight. Reggie Keely had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Walter Offutt scored 11.

Eastern Michigan bolted to a 9-0 lead, holding Ohio off the scoreboard until Offutt gave the Bobcats their first points after 10:10 had elapsed.

The Eagles led 27-17 at halftime. Ohio went only 5 of 22 in the first half, finishing with 31 percent accuracy, and never got closer than five in the second half.

The Eagles hit 18 of 36 (50 percent) and sank 8 of 12 3-pointers.