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Saturday's state men: Western goes overtime for second MAC victory

Associated Press and News staff
Michael Flowers.

Kalamazoo, Mich. — Kawanise Wilkins had a season-high 26 points as Western Michigan narrowly defeated Miami (Ohio) 84-79 in overtime on Saturday.

Western Michigan trailed 33-28 at halftime, tied the score early in the second half and built a 52-45 lead on a layup by Wilkins with 8:11 remaining. Miami rallied and led by six points heading into the final 2 minutes. Wilkins had a 3-point play, a two-point jumper and a 3-pointer as Western Michigan sent the game into overtime. The Broncos took an early four-point lead in overtime and did not give up the lead.

William Boyer-Richard had 16 points for Western Michigan (8-18, 2-11 Mid-American Conference). Michael Flowers added 14 points. Seth Dugan had 10 rebounds for the hosts. Wilkins hit 10 of 13 shots. He added seven rebounds.

Dalonte Brown had 17 points and nine rebounds for the RedHawks (13-12, 5-7). Abdoulaye Harouna added 17 points. Nike Sibande had 15 points and eight rebounds.

Western Michigan plays Eastern Michigan on the road next Saturday. Miami (Ohio) matches up against Ball St. at home on Tuesday.

(At) Central Michigan 87, Ohio 60: Shawn Roundtree had 22 points. Roundtree shot 10 for 11 from the line.

Larry Austin Jr. had 19 points and eight rebounds for Central Michigan (17-8, 6-6 MAC). David DiLeo added 18 points. Kevin McKay had 14 points and eight rebounds for the hosts.

Ben Vander Plas scored a season-high 24 points and had 13 rebounds for the Bobcats (11-13, 3-9), who have now lost five straight games. Teyvion Kirk added 13 points. Jason Carter had 13 points and 10 rebounds. He also had seven turnovers.

Central Michigan takes on Kent State at home on Tuesday. Ohio plays Buffalo on the road on Tuesday.

(At) Kent State 71, Eastern Michigan 58: Antonio Williams had 20 points, and Philip Whittington had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Kent State (19-6, 8-4 MAC). Jaylin Walker added 15 points.

Kevin McAdoo had 13 points for the Eagles (11-14, 5-7). Tariq Silver added 10 points. Elijah Minnie had seven rebounds.

Paul Jackson, the Eagles’ second leading scorer heading into the matchup at 14 points per game, had only 3 points (1 of 10).

The Golden Flashes leveled the season series against the Eagles with the win. Eastern Michigan defeated Kent State 95-61 on Jan. 12. Kent State matches up against Central Michigan on the road on Tuesday. Eastern Michigan plays Toledo at home on Tuesday.

(At) Green Bay 82, Detroit Mercy 73: JayQuan McCloud scored a career-high 26 points and Sandy Cohen III added 23 points for the Phoenix. Cohen III had 14 rebounds for the Phoenix. He also had nine turnovers but only eight assists.

Tank Hemphill had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Green Bay (14-13, 8-6 Horizon League), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory.

Antoine Davis had 22 points for the Titans (10-17, 7-8). Josh McFolley added 19 points. Derrien King had 14 points.

The Phoenix leveled the season series against the Titans with the win. Detroit defeated Green Bay 101-83 on Jan. 10. Green Bay plays Illinois-Chicago on the road on Friday. Detroit matches up against Oakland on the road next Saturday.

Oakland 89, (at) Milwaukee 73: Brad Brechting had 21 points. Brechting shot 9 for 12 from the floor. He added four blocks.

Tray Maddox Jr. had 17 points for Oakland (12-16, 8-7 Horizon League). Karmari Newman added 17 points. Xavier Hill-Mais had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the visitors.

Vance Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and had nine rebounds for the Panthers (9-18, 4-10), whose losing streak stretched to seven games. Darius Roy added 22 points.

DeAndre Abram had only 5 points despite entering the contest as the Panthers’ second leading scorer at 12 points per game. He made 20 percent from beyond the arc (1 of 5).

The Golden Grizzlies leveled the season series against the Panthers with the win. Milwaukee defeated Oakland 67-64 on Jan. 10. Oakland faces Detroit at home next Saturday. Milwaukee takes on IUPUI on the road on Friday.

(At) Wayne State 90, Purdue Northwest 74: Latin Davis scored 27 while Javon Henderson finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds for Wayne State (7-15, 6-11 GLIAC). Anthony Barnard had 17 points and 10 rebounds for Purdue Northwest (7-18, 3-14).

More state scores

Adrian 80, Kalamazoo 77

Albion 87, Hope 56

Davenport 75, Saginaw Valley 68

Ferris St. 79, Michigan Tech 53

Grand Valley State 67, Northwood 63

Madonna 100, Lourdes 86

Michigan-Dearborn 73, Aquinas 51

Northern Michigan 73, Lake Superior State 68

Olivet 85, Calvin 71

Spring Arbor 79, Goshen 60

Trine 85, Alma 52