Friday, March 09, 2001

Other Mid-American games


Bobcats' block deflates Toledo

The Associated Press

        CLEVELAND — Anthony Jones made a layup with 10.3 seconds left and Ohio's Patrick Flomo blocked Terry Reynolds' shot just before the buzzer Thursday in a 64-63 quarterfinal win over Toledo.

        Brandon Hunter (Withrow High) scored 22 points — but just one in the final 12:45 — for the fourth-seeded Bobcats (19-10), who advanced to play Miami in one of today's semifinals.

        Greg Stempin scored 26 points for the Rockets (21-10), who took a 63-62 lead with 17.8 seconds remaining when Milo Kirsh made one of two 1-of-2 free throws.

        But Jones took the inbounds pass and went the length of the court . He appeared to travel in the lane just before banking in his shot.

        After a Toledo timeout With five seconds to play, Reynolds took the ball at the top of the key and drove the left side and made contact with an Ohio defender before Flomo blocked his shot.

        OHIO (19-10) - Sanderson 1-3 1-1 3, Hunter 8-14 5-9 22, Flomo 2-7 4-6 8, Ford 1-6 0-0 3, A.Jones 5-9 1-2 11, Crawford 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 1-2 0-2 3, Stephens 1-1 0-0 3, Esterkamp 5-10 0-0 11, McVicker 0-0 0-0 0, Liatsos 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-53 11-20 64.

        TOLEDO (21-10) - Cullars 2-4 1-3 5, Stempin 8-19 9-11 26, Rodgers 0-2 2-2 2, Reynolds 4-13 3-4 12, Moore 2-5 0-0 5, Kirsh 1-4 7-9 9, R.Jones 0-2 2-2 2, Patterson 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 18-51 24-31 63.

        Halftime—Toledo 30, Ohio 21. 3-point goals—Ohio 5-14 (Hunter 1-1, Stephens 1-1, Harris 1-2, Esterkamp 1-2, Ford 1-6, Sanderson 0-1, A.Jones 0-1), Toledo 3-13 (Moore 1-2, Stempin 1-4, Reynolds 1-7). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Ohio 40 (Hunter 10), Toledo 32 (Stempin 8). Assists— Ohio 10 (Hunter 3), Toledo 4 (Reynolds 2). Total fouls—Ohio 24, Toledo 19. A—4,623.

        • Ball State 84, Marshall 81 — Cedric Moodie scored 27 points and Ball State made 13 3-pointers before surviving a furious comeback by Marshall for a victory.

        Patrick Jackson added 18 points for the sixth-seeded Cardinals (18-11). Ball State, the defending tourney champion, led 80-66 with 4:45 left and then barely hung on to advance to today's semifinals.

        BALL STATE (18-11) - Smith 4-11 2-6 10, Murray 1-3 0-2 2, Jones 2-6 0-0 4, P.Jackson 7-12 2-2 18, Lynch 2-5 0-2 5, Robbins 3-3 4-4 13, Moodie 9-15 4-4 13, Owens 0-2 0-0 0, Burns 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 30-60 11-15 84.

        MARSHALL (18-9) - Van Hoose 7-14 5-7 19, Williams 5-9 4-8 14, Slay 6-15 0-0 16, Young 4-14 2-3 11, C.Jackson 5-12 0-0 13, Burgess 2-8 2-2 8, Wuller 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-72 13-20 81.

        Halftime—Marshall 44, Ball St 43. 3-point goals—Ball State 11-15 (Moodie 5-7, Robbins 3-3, P.Jackson 2-3, Smith 2-6, Lynch 1-2), Marshall 10-25 (Slay 4-8, C.Jackson 3-6, Burgess 2-7, Young 1-4). Fouled out—Ball State, Jones. Rebounds—Ball St 33 (Jones 10), Marshall 49 (Van Hoose 15). Assists—Ball St 14 (Lynch 5), Marshall 22 (Young 7). Total fouls— Ball St 20, Marshall 16. A—7,284.

        • Kent State 71, Bowling Green 64 — Trevor Huffman scored 19 points and Kent State made its free throws down the stretch to advance to the semifinals.

        Huffman scored just four points in the second half, and Kyrem Massey had just eight, but the No.2-seeded Golden Flashes (21-9) meet Ball State today.

        BOWLING GREEN (15-14) - Jackson 0-2 0-0 0, Klassen 0-0 0-0 0, Matela 10-15 3-3 23, McLeod 8-18 10-13 27, Pardon 0-3 1-2 1, Almanson 1-1 2-2 4, Gerkin 0-0 0-0 0, Ryan 0-3 2-2 2, Netter 1-5 5-8 7. Totals 20-47 23-30 64.

        KENT ST (21-9) - Shaw 5-7 2-2 13, Massey 2-11 3-7 8, Perry 1-2 2-2 4, Mitchell 6-11 4-4 18, Huffman 5-10 8-8 19, Haut 1-5 0-0 3, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Bedford 2-3 1-3 5, Warren 0-0 1-2 1, Smriga 0-0 0-0 0, Edwards 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 22-52 21-28 71.

        Halftime—Kent St 36, Bowling Green 28. 3-point goals—Bowling Green 1-9 (McLeod 1-5, Pardon 0-1, Ryan 0-3), Kent 6-15 (Mitchell 2-6, Massey 1-1, Shaw 1-2, Huffman 1-3, Haut 1-3). Fouled out—Perry. Rebounds—Bowling Green 32 (Matela 8), Kent St 33 (Massey, Shaw 7). Assists—Bowling Green 8 (Pardon 3), Kent St 12 (Huffman 5). Total fouls—Bowling Green 23, Kent St 24. A—N/A.

       



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