It wasn't a stellar night in the MAC. Toledo got the only win over a very good Stony Brook team in the 2k Sports Subregional while both Kent State and Central Michigan faltered.
Whoa! 202 combined points?
Yeah, it was certainly a high-scoring affair in Detroit. Both teams shot the lights out: Toledo had a 53/53/81 split while the Seawolves had a 59/65/72. That's pretty hard to do for one team, much less both teams putting forth that kind of effort. The scoring was helped by 48 combined fouls which led to 67 combined free throws.
Juice Brown just keeps playing out of his mind, scoring 23 points and handing out 8 assists. Not to mentioned he was a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. All five starters scored in double digits and the bench helped out greatly. Toledo's bench hasn't done a whole lot all year, but it was good to see them collectively put a great game together.
The 4-0 Rockets face Detroit tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Central Michigan had a great first half, and then it all went down south. Leading 29-18 at half, it looked like the Chips would cruise to an easy victory. That unfortunately wasn't the case. The Bobcats stormed back to lead 35-33 and never looked back. Terrell Brown came up huge for Montana State scoring seventeen points off of the bench. It was Montana State's first win of the season.
Braylon Rayson continued his scoring tear, putting in fifteen points off of the bench. The starters didn't do much; other than Chris Fowler they only shot 4-15. The Chips also got out-rebounded 40-33.
Central Michigan falls to 2-3 and will face Cal State Northridge tomorrow at 7.
Devereaux Manley had the game of his career to help the Kent State Golden Flashes knock off the USC-Upstate Spartans in the Coaches vs. Cancer subregional. Manley poured in 21 points, all from three pointers. Both teams shot over 50% from deep, which is something you don't see often. Kris Brewer sealed the victory with a free throw after getting fouled with five seconds left. The Spartans had gotten a traditional three-point play to tie the game up just seconds before. Derek Jackson and Darren Goodson both had great games as well, scoring 15 and 12 respectively.
The 5-1 Flashes close out the subregional tomorrow against Niagara, who lost to Western Carolina tonight.