Last night in MACsketball:
Eastern Michigan 60, Akron 56 (box) — No idea on this one, guys. We all half-expected the Zips to come back from that late double-digit lead and storm to the expected victory, but newp. The Eagles get themselves a well-deserved home victory. And all they needed was the Zips to have an off-night shooting the ball. But for all we know, maybe it's the EMU Convocation Center: in the last three games, nobody's scored more than 60 points. Might wanna check to see if those are regulation hoops. And yes, Nikola Cvetinovic did have a double-double (13) using just points and OFFENSIVE rebounds (10). But Akron is also at 3-5 in the conference, which as fate would have it is where the Eagles now lie.
Central Michigan 91, OHIO 85 (box) — Meanwhile, perhaps the rims need re-stringing after this wild one. Every once in a while, that touted freshman's going to come around and just do what everybody expected out of him in the beginning. Trey Zeigler had help dressed in maroon and gold, but it also helped that the Bobcats had trouble defending pretty much everybody. And yet another one of D.J. Cooper's 30-point games goes for naught. Both teams are at 3-5 in the conference.
Bowling Green 73, Northern Illinois 70 (OT) (box) — Now, DeKalb isn't in Michigan, but it's damn near close to Lake Michigan, which is why BGSU almost fell to the Michigan bug tonight. As seen on LIVE INTERNET TELEVISION, the Huskies rallied from a six-point deficit in the final minute to force overtime, but once they started running out of players with less than five fouls, the game started to tilt toward the Falcons' favor. And I don't know how they keep doing it, but Bowling Green is now 6-2 in the conference, currently a half-game better than everybody. I had 'em winning maybe six MAC games total not just in the beginning of the year, but a month ago. Remarkable. And now NIU, too, is among the popular 3-5 logjam.
2 p.m. — Toledo at Buffalo