Elijah Minnie scored 17 while Boubacar Toure, Malik Ellison and Kevin McAdoo had 10 apiece as Eastern Michigan rolled to its third straight win, beating NAIA Goshen, 97-74, at the Convocation Center on Sunday.
The Eagles (3-0) built an early first-half lead and made it stand the rest of the way. Minnie made a pair of layups, Toure added one and Paul Jackson hit a 3-pointer for an early 9-0 lead. They extended the lead to 35-7 on Isaiah Green’s layup with 8:31 before halftime.
Eastern Michigan shot 56.7 percent (38-of-67) from the floor compared to Goshen’s 38.2 (29-of-76) and held a 45-35 rebounding advantage.
James Thompson IV had nine rebounds for the Eagles, who travel to play Duke on Wednesday. Two of Eastern Michigan’s first three wins have come against NAIA-member schools.
Austin Branagan had 15 points and Demarkus Stuckey added 12 for Goshen (1-4).
More state men
Lake Erie 77, (at) Wayne State 67: Gabe Kynard poured in 23 points while Erron James, Brogan Scott, and David Dunnigan each had 11 to lead Lake Erie to its first victory. Darian Owens-White scored 15 while Karim Murray and Antonio Marshall each had 14 for Wayne State (0-2).
(At) Michigan State 75, East Tennessee State 53: Sidney Cooks had 14 to lead Spartan scorers in double figures. Nia Clouden and Mardrekia Cook each had 12 points while Shay Colley and Jenna Allen had 10 apiece for MSU (2-0).East Tennessee State falls to 0-2.
New Mexico State 66, (at) Western Michigan 54: Brooke Salas scored 22 and Gia Pack added 16 for New Mexico State (2-0). Leighah-Amori Wool had 19 points to lead Western (1-1).
Indiana 59, (at) Oakland 32: Brenna Wise scored 14 and Ali Patberg added 13 as Indiana (2-0) . Kahlaijah Dean had 14 points and Taylor Jones 13 for Oakland (1-2).
Lake Erie 68, (at) Wayne State 57: Breanna Bauer, Ashley West and Farrah Benner each scored 14 for Lake Erie (1-0). Alexis Miller and Alex Matus had nine points apiece for Wayne State (0-2).