Scores

Final 2OT

E Michigan 89

(17-15, 8-8 MAC)

Akron 97

(23-9, 12-4 MAC)

    2:50 PM ET, March 11, 2010

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 OT 2OT T
    EMU 32 39 10 889
    AKR 40 31 10 1697

    Top Performers

    Eastern Michigan: C. Medlock 42 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Akron: S. McNees 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Akron 97, E. Michigan 89

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Anthony Hitchens made a 3-pointer to open the second overtime and defending champion Akron held off Eastern Michigan 97-89 on Thursday in a heated quarterfinal matchup of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

    The Zips (23-9) outscored the Eagles 9-0 to open the second OT and advanced to meet Western Michigan (18-14) in Friday's semifinals.

    In the final minute of the second OT, Eastern Michigan coach Charles Ramsey picked up his second technical foul and was ejected for arguing. Also, Eagles forward Brandon Bowdry was tossed for a flagrant foul. Moments earlier, Hitchens had to leave the floor after picking up his second technical.

    Carlos Medlock scored a career-high 42 points and Bowdry had 21 for Eastern Michigan (17-15). Medlock's 42 points were the second most in tourney history. Ron Harper scored 45 for Miami (Ohio) in 1985.

    Steve McNees led Akron with 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    EMU
    AKR
    Points 89 97
    FG Made-Attempted 31-71 (.437) 31-65 (.477)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-28 (.321) 11-19 (.579)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 24-38 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 14

    2009-10 Season

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