YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Carlos Medlock scored a career-high 21
points and Eastern Michigan erased a double-digit first-half
deficit to beat Youngstown State 77-71 Wednesday night.
The Eagles (2-3) trailed by as many as 12 points before using a
late scoring run to close the gap to 37-33 at halftime.
Youngstown State (1-5) shot 60 percent from the field in the
first half but was unable to continue its on-target shooting over
the final 20 minutes. Eastern Michigan recaptured the lead for good
with 15:29 remaining when Danny McElhinny connected on a 3-point
field goal, giving the Eagles a 40-39 lead.
Keston Roberts led the Penguins with 25 points, and Quin
Humphrey added 15.
Eastern Michigan, which also got 21 points from center John
Bowler, pushed its lead to 15 before Youngstown State made a late
surge with a flurry of 3-point field goals in the final two
minutes. But the Eagles connected on six free throws down the
stretch to hold off the Penguins.