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College basketball: Men’s roundup — March 12

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Ohio 63, Miami 55

Nick Kellogg had 20 points, including a key late three-point play, as Ohio defeated Miami (Ohio) 63-55 in a second-round game at the Mid-American Conference tournament Wednesday in Cleveland.

The victory over the eighth-seeded RedHawks sent the fifth-seeded Bobcats (23-10) into a semifinal today with No. 4 seed Akron.

With Ohio up one point with 38 seconds left, Kellogg got behind the RedHawks’ full-court pressure to score on a breakaway lay-up.

Kellogg added a free throw for a 59-55 lead.

Javarez Willis, who scored 13 points, added two free throws and Kellogg another layup for the final eight-point margin.

Maurice Ndour added 12 points for Ohio. Willie Moore scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the RedHawks (13-18) with Jaryd Eustace contributing 15 points.

Eastern Michigan 53, Northern Illinois 48

Karrington Ward scored 13 points and Glenn Bryant had 12 to lead Eastern Michigan (19-13) over Northern Illinois (15-16). The Eagles play Buffalo today.


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