YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Craig Cashen and Carlos Medlock scored
15 points apiece to lead Eastern Michigan to a 67-62 win over Tulsa
on Thursday night.
In a battle of first-year coaches, Charles Ramsey's Eastern
Michigan Eagles (3-4) trailed by one at halftime before going on an
18-4 run in the first five minutes of the second half. Medlock
helped spur the run with a pair of steals, while sophomore forward
Nick Freer knocked down three 3-pointers during the run.But Doug Wojcik's Golden Hurricane (4-6) slowly clawed their way
back with strong play from forwards Darold Crow and Charles
Ramsdell, who finished with 12 and 10 points in the second half,
respectively.Tulsa trailed by just three points, 61-58, after Ramsdell sank a
3-pointer from the left corner with less than two minutes to play.
But that was as close as the Golden Hurricane came, as Eastern
Michigan sank six of eight free throws in the ensuing possessions
to seal the victory.The Eagles had three players in double figures, including career
high points totals for Cashen and Freer (14). Medlock also had six
steals and four assists.Brett McDade led the Golden Hurricane with 20 points, including
11 in the second half.Tulsa shot the ball better than the Eagles, 42.1 percent to 37
percent, but turned the ball over 22 times on the night.