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State men: Detroit shoots nearly 70 percent in win

Associated Press

Youngstown, Ohio — Juwan Howard Jr. scored 22 points with four 3-pointers and Jarod Williams tossed in 16 as Detroit made nearly 70 percent of its field goals to defeat Youngstown State 83-70 on Saturday night.

The Titans (13-17, 6-4 Horizon League) hit their first 13 shots and made 30 of 44 from the field for a season-best 68.2 percent. Detroit also hit nine3-pointers and notched 18 assists as 10 of 11 players scored. Williams made his 16 points with 6 of 7 from the field and 4 of 6 from the foul line. Paris Bass added 11 points.

Shawn Amiker led Youngstown State (11-18, 2-12) with 19 points, including 8 of 8 from the foul line, and DJ Cole added 13 points with Marcus Keene chipping in 12.

Detroit owned a 28-17 edge in rebounds, including 22 off the defensive glass. Youngstown State had 10 steals.

Toledo 97, (at) Western Michigan 87: Julius Brown had 19 points and six assists and all starters scored in double figures for Toledo. J.D. Weatherspoon scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds, Justin Drummond had 16, six boards and four assists, Nathan Boothe added 15 points and Jonathan Williams pitched in 12 for the Rockets (18-9, 10-4 Mid-American). Toledo shot 60 percent from the field.

Thomas Wilder finished with a career-high 34 points on 10-of-12 shooting and David Brown hit five 3s as a part of his 29 points for Western Michigan (16-11, 7-7). Wilder's previous career-high was 16.

Western Michigan brought the deficit within eight after two Wilder free throws with 4:31 left, but a 13-4 Rockets run fueled by eight from Brown put the game out of reach.

(At) Central Michigan 83, Ball State 60: John Simons had 19 points, and Chris Fowler had 18 points and eight assists. The Chippewas (20-5, 10-4 Mid-American) won their fifth game in a row and moved into a first-place tie in the West Division of the MAC.

Braylon Rayson had 13 points and Rayshawn Simmons added 10 points, six assists and five rebounds for Central Michigan, which had 18 assists and made 29 of 50 (58 percent) field goals.

Sean Sellers scored 19, Franko House had 12 points and Bo Calhoun added 11 for Ball State (7-18, 2-12).

Up just two early in the second, the Chippewas scored 38 of the next 52 points. Central Michigan outscored the Cardinals 42-24 in the second half.

Ball State coughed up 13 turnovers while Central Michigan had just four.

Eastern Michigan 73, (at) Northern Illinois 65: Mike Talley scored 19 of his career-high 25 in the first half, and Karrington Ward added 21 points and nine rebounds as Eastern Michigan held off a second-half surge by Northern Illinois. Raven Lee had 11 of his 14 points in the second half for Eastern Michigan (17-10, 6-8 Mid-American), which led by as many as 19 in the first half.

Northern Illinois (10-15, 4-10), which trailed 40-24 at halftime, used a 15-4 run to pull within 46-41 midway through the second. Two free throws by Aaron Armstead cut the Huskies' deficit to four with 3:12 remaining.

Brandon Nazione answered with a three-point play and Eastern Michigan made 10 of 14 free throws in the final 1:38 to seal it.

Anthony Johnson led Northern Illinois with a career-high 23 points.

There were 58 fouls and the teams combined to shoot 75 free throws.

(At) Walsh 86, Wayne State 77: Rian Burrell scored 18 and Zac Carter and Trey Fletcher scored 17 each for Walsh (15-10, 11-10 GLIAC). Clark Bishop scored 27 and Gavin Toma 19 for Wayne State (5-19, 5-16).

Other scores

Alma 78, Kalamazoo 53

Calvin 71, Albion 54

Concordia 75, Michigan-Dearborn 57

Cornerstone 76, Lawrence Tech 67

Ferris State 78, Saginaw Valley State 72

Grand Valley State 77, Hillsdale 59

Hope 56, Adrian 41

Lake Superior State 74, Michigan Tech 72

Madonna 78, Indiana Tech 62

Mount Vernon Nazarene 70, Spring Arbor 58

Northwood 81, Northern Michigan 66

Trine 71, Olivet 58