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MAC Basketball Daily Recap Rundown: 11/24

EMU loses to Indiana in an action packed day of MAC ShootyHoops!

NCAA Basketball: Eastern Michigan at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Eastern Michigan Eagles lost for the first time this season and the Toledo Rockets dropped a game Cornell. After Bowling Green and Ohio knocked off smaller schools, the stage was set for Kent to knock off Valpo. Sadly, it didn’t happen, but it was a heck of a game.


Cornell Big Red 80, Toledo Rockets 77

The Rockets have played 2 road games this season and dropped them both. Against Cornell they were cold for most of the game but made a nice comeback at the end. They fell just short.

The Rockets heated up in the last 3 minutes, as Nate Navigato hit a couple threes and Jaelan Sanford added one, but the Rockets couldn’t close the gap all the way.

Navigato led the Rockets in scoring with 22 while Tre’Shaun Fletcher added 20 points and 20 points and 12 rebounds for this third double double in 5 games. Currently the Colorado transfer is averaging 19.3 points, 9 rebounds and 4.3, something to keep in mind when looking forward to the competitors for MAC player of the year.

The Rockets take on the third ranked Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday, the 28th.


Indiana Hoosiers 87, Eastern Michigan Eagles 67

The Eastern Michigan Eagles gave the Indiana Hoosiers everything they wanted in the first half, but went cold in the second half. The Hoosiers found an offensive rhythm and pulled away.

Elijah Minnie continued is great play on the season, scoring 20 and grabbing 7 rebounds, but he struggled in the second half.

The Eagles dropped to 4-1 on the season and take on South Florida on Sunday.


Bowling Green State University Falcons 83, South Carolina Upstate Spartans, 74

In the battle of longest named teams in the history of the world, the Falcons went up by 10 in the first half and cruised to victory.

Demajeo Wiggins had a big game, scoring 20 and grabbing 12 boards. The Falcons shot 11-22 from three and 5 Falcons managed to hit the double figure mark in points.

The Falcons moved to 4-1 on the season and take on the Campbell Fighting Camels tomorrow.


Ohio Bobcats 96, Mt. St. Mary’s Mountaineers 77

The Bobcats opened the scoring floodgates as they took down the over-matched Mountaineers.

Five Bobcats managed to score in double figures, with Mike Laster and Teyvion Kirk both scoring 20 each. Doug Taylor, from the great, ultra super power Northland High School, had a double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bobcats move to 3-2 on the year and take on Iona on Tuesday in a battle of the vowels.


Valparaiso Crusaders 75, Kent State Golden Flashes 69

Read the full recap here.


Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Cal Poly Mustangs

Past my bedtime!