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Athens, Ohio – Cecil Williams scored a career-high 27 points and David DiLeo sank the winning free throws to lift Central Michigan to a 101-98, double-overtime win over Ohio on Saturday.

Tied up at 98 in the second extra period, DiLeo got his defender in the air on a pump fake with 0.9 seconds left and made all three free throws to clinch the win. Central Michigan (15-8, 4-6 Mid-American Conference) never led in regulation nor in the first overtime but stayed alive with a key bucket from Kevin McKay at the end of the second half to tie the score at 77. Williams banked in a 3-pointer at the end of the first OT to tie it at 89.

A pair of free throws from Williams early in the second overtime period gave Central Michigan its first lead, 91-89, and the teams knotted the score four more times over the next 3 1/2 minutes before DiLeo went 3 for 3 at the line to win it.

Shawn Roundtree added 22 points, Luke Meyer had 14 points, McKay scored 13 and DiLeo hauled in 14 rebounds to go with eight points for the Chippewas, who dominated at the free throw line, 31 of 36 to Ohio’s 16 for 31.

Ohio (9-13, 2-8) was led by Teyvion Kirk and Mike Laster, who scored 24 each. Gavin Block added 16 points, Doug Taylor had 14 points to go with 10 rebounds and James Gollon scored 13.

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(At) Eastern Michigan 58, Ball State 41: Elijah Minnie scored 16 of his 22 points in a close first half and Eastern Michigan used a big run in the second half to roll. Minnie’s layup gave the Eagles (13-10, 4-6 Mid-American) a 27-26 halftime lead. James Thompson IV scored the first five points on a 15-0 run and Minnie had six points, making it 56-36 with just over five minutes remaining. Ball State missed six shots and had three turnovers in a drought that lasted almost seven minutes.

Thompson and Tim Bond both had nine of their 11 points in the second half with Thompson also grabbing 14 rebounds. Bond had seven rebounds, four blocks, three steals and three assists.

Eastern Michigan shot 53 percent and held Ball State to 27 percent, blocking 13 shots.

Trey Moses had 17 points for Ball State (14-9, 5-5).

Wayne State 71, (at) Tiffin 68 (OT): Marcus Moore scored 20, Ronald Booth 16 and George Spencer 14 for Wayne State (11-8, 9-5). Austin Adams scored 21 for Tiffin (7-15, 3-11).

More men’s scores

Adrian 70, Trine 67

Alma 89, Albion 85

Aquinas 65, Michigan-Dearborn 62

Concordia 65, Madonna 64

Davenport 73, Ashland 65

Ferris State 107, Saginaw Valley State 83

Hope 76, Calvin 59

Lake Superior State 82, Northwood 61

Marian (Ind.) 84, Spring Arbor 76

Michigan Tech 72, Purdue-Northwest 46

Northern Michigan 85, Grand Valley St. 75

Olivet 68, Kalamazoo 63

State women

(At) Western Michigan 76, Akron 60: Marley Hill had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Najee Smith scored 13 and Breanna Mobley and Jordan Walker scored 11 each for Western Michigan (13-10, 6-5 MAC). Shaunay Edmonds scored 16 for Akron (7-15, 1-10).

Central Michigan 95, (at) Eastern Michigan 72: Tinara Moore scored 28, Presley Hudson 19 and Cassie Breen 16 for Central Michigan (17-3, 10-0 MAC). Courtnie Lewis scored 20 and Danielle Minott 17 for Eastern (9-12, 5-5).

Youngstown State 72, (at) Detroit Mercy 52: Indiya Benjamin scored 14 and Mary Dunn and McKenah Peters both scored 11 for Youngstown State (10-13, 6-6 Horizon League). Brittney Jackson scored 15 and Anja Marinkovic 12 for Detroit Mercy (1-21, 1-10).

Cleveland State 86, (at) Oakland 66: Khayla Livingston scored 27 and Olivia Voskuhl 16 for Cleveland State (16-7, 8-4 Horizon). Taylor Jones scored 16 and Nikita Telesford and Leah Somerfield 12 each for Oakland (11-11, 4-7).

Wayne State 66, (at) Tiffin 59: Nastassja Chambers scored 18, Alex Matus 16 and Ja’Nae Williams had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Wayne State (14-5, 9-4 GLIAC). Ali Schirmer scored 17 for Tiffin (7-14, 3-10).

More women’s scores

Albion 72, Calvin 67

Aquinas 69, Michigan-Dearborn 46

Ashland 107, Davenport 85

Concordia 59, Madonna 51

Ferris State 78, Saginaw Valley State 67

Grand Valley State 52, Northern Michigan 38

Hope 75, Alma 31

Kalamazoo 57, St. Mary’s 48

Marian (Ind.) 89, Spring Arbor 44

Michigan Tech 64, Purdue-Northwest 38

Northwood 77, Lake Superior St. 58

Trine 74, Adrian 35

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