Saturday's state men: Eastern Michigan rolls past Northern Illinois, halts seven-game skid
Ypsilanti — Noah Morgan had a season-high 22 points and Yeikson Montero added 20 as Eastern Michigan ended its seven-game losing streak, rolling past Northern Illinois 91-57 on Saturday.
Ty Groce had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern Michigan (5-11, 2-10 Mid-American Conference). Bryce McBride added 14 points.
Tyler Cochran had 20 points for the Huskies (2-15, 1-11), who have now lost six games in a row. Trendon Hankerson added 18 points and Zool Kueth had 10.
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(At) Ball State 97, Central Michigan 91: I get Ishmael El-Amin had a career-high 33 points as Ball State beat Central Michigan.
Jarron Coleman had 24 points and six assists for Ball State (9-11, 7-8 Mid-American Conference). Brachen Hazen added 14 points and six assists, and K.J. Walton had 11 points. El-Amin hit 9 of 10 free throws.
The 97 points were a season best for Ball State, which also achieved a season-high 23 assists.
Ralph Bissainthe scored a career-high 27 points and had 12 rebounds for the Chippewas (6-15, 2-12), whose losing streak reached eight games. Meikkel Murray and Caleb Huffman each had 24 points.
(At) Toledo 91, Western Michigan 44: Marreon Jackson had 22 points, and Spencer Littleson had 17 points for Toledo (19-6, 14-3 Mid-American Conference). Ryan Rollins added 16 points and six assists. JT Shumate had 13 points.
The Broncos’ 28.8 field goal percentage represented the worst mark by a Toledo opponent this season.
Toledo dominated the first half and led 54-16 at the break. Both teams set season records for scoring in the first half. The Rockets’ 54 first-half points marked a season high for the home team, while the 16 first-half points for the Broncos were the lowest of the season for the road team.
Greg Lee had 14 points for the Broncos (4-15, 3-11), who have now lost four consecutive games.
B. Artis White, who led the Broncos in scoring entering the contest with 15 points per game, scored six points on 2-of-12 shooting.
The Rockets improve to 2-0 against the Broncos on the season. Toledo defeated Western Michigan 70-59 on Jan. 2.
(At) Wayne State 70, Ferris State 68: Darian Owens-White hit a jump shot with 2 seconds left to lift the Warriors over the Bulldogs. Avery Lewis scored 24 and Brailen Neely added 18 for Wayne State (12-5,12-5 GLIAC). Walt Kesler had 18 points to lead Ferris State (9-10,7-7).