Ypsilanti, MI (Sports Network) - Derek Thompson scored 16 points off the bench
as the Eastern Michigan Eagles defeated the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 65-58, in a
Mid-American Conference matchup at the Convocation Center.
Glenn Bryant netted 13 points for EMU (9-9, 2-2 MAC) and Jalen Ross dished out
eight assists. Daylen Harrison added 10 points.
Will Felder paced Miami (7-9, 2-2) with 12 points and nine boards. Allen
Roberts added 11 points and five steals as the RedHawks saw their two-game
winning streak come to a halt.
Miami quickly led 4-0 before EMU roared back and controlled the rest of the
first half. The Eagles shot 57.7 percent from the floor and 7-of-11 from
behind the arc in the opening 20 minutes as they led 38-25 at intermission.
Like the first half, Miami came out as the aggressors and opened the second
period on an 11-2 run. The home team regained control and led for the duration
of the half. A 3-pointer by Jon Harris with 1:49 remaining cut the EMU lead to
60-58 but free throws from Ross and Bryant kept the RedHawks at bay.
The Eagles dominated on the glass, outrebounding Miami 34-24.
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