Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 57

(2-7, 0-1 MAC)

East Tenn St 69

(2-6, 0-2 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, December 21, 2005

    ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center, Johnson City, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    CMU 28 2957
    ETSU 34 3569

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: C. Kellermann 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Tennessee St: T. Smith 22 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 5 Stl, 1 Blk

    East Tenn. St. 69, Central Michigan 57

    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Tim Smith and Ben Rhoda combined for 43 points Wednesday, leading East Tennessee State past Central Michigan 69-57.

    Smith scored 22 and Rhoda 21 as the Buccaneers (2-6) led most of the way, including 34-28 at halftime.

    East Tennessee State made 21-of-32 free throws while Central Michigan (2-7) was 8-of-11. Central Michigan was whistled for 26 fouls to 17 for the Bucs.

    Travis Strong added 12 points for East Tennessee State, which shot 39.3 percent from the floor.

    Chris Kellermann led Central Michigan with 15 points and reserve Drew Walker added 13 despite fouling out with 9:47 left. The Chippewas' only lead was 20-18 with 6:51 left in the first half.

    Smith made 8-of-8 free throws and played all 40 minutes, but was just 7-of-20 from the field.

    The Bucs built a 14-point lead at 42-28 in the second half and withstood further rallies.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    ETSU
    Points 57 69
    FG Made-Attempted 22-64 (.344) 22-56 (.393)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 4-10 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 21-32 (.656)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 13

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