Today in women's MACsketball scores. Video highlights to be added later as they come available:
Miami 69, Kent State 65 (OT) — On a night where the big three kept rolling along, of course the "worst" game of the day was going to need some drama to reach a conclusion. Courtney Osborn hit two pressure free throws down two with :03 to go in regulation to force overtime, at which point the RedHawks took a lead and never looked back. Osborn had 16 points and Hannah Robertson finished with a career-best 21 points. Itziar Llobet led KSU with 14 points and three others finished in double-figures.
Bowling Green 62, Buffalo 52 — The hapless Bulls only lose by 10 points in the Stroh Center? Chalk that up as a moral victory for them. They had no business being that close to the MAC-leading team, and potentially any other team with more depth would've had the upset. Jessica Slagle led the "survive and advance" game with 19 points while Alexis Rogers (16/12) and Chrissy Steffen (13/12) both had double-doubles. For Buffalo, Brittany Hedderson shot for 15 points, Teresa Semalulu scored 12 but Beth Christensen had an efficient six points, three steals and 10 rebounds.
Toledo 80, Central Michigan 62 — A month ago this might've been an anticipated game but the Rockets are clicking while the Chippewas are looking for answers. Haylie Linn (Linnsanity?) had a Shafir-esque day with 24 points while Lecretia Smith added a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. Andola Dortch contributed 16 points. CMU had only Brandie Baker (13) and Taylor Johnson (12) to hit the double-figure mark.
Eastern Michigan 83, Western Michigan 56 — Hard to argue who's been playing better among the top three, but here's EMU's case: they're destroying EVERYONE. Tavelyn James has scored 70 points in her last two games, including 30 on this night. Olivia Fouty had 13 points and 15 rebounds while Natachia Watkins scored an additional 20. It was a complete decimation of the last-place West team. WMU got by with 14 points from Rachel Adaline and 10 from Robin Giden.
Today, 8 p.m. — Ball State at Northern Illinois