Scores

Final

Ohio 54

(20-14, 7-9 MAC)

Miami (OH) 42

(14-18, 9-7 MAC)

    9:45 PM ET, March 12, 2010

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    OHIO 21 3354
    M-OH 12 3042

    Top Performers

    Ohio: A. Bassett 28 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Miami (OH): K. Hayes 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Ohio 54, Miami (Ohio) 42

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Armon Bassett scored 28 points and DeVaughn Washington added 18 as ninth-seeded Ohio advanced to the final of the Mid-American Conference tournament by beating cold-shooting Miami (Ohio) 54-42 in the semifinals Friday night.

    The Bobcats (20-14), who upset top-seeded Kent State in the quarterfinals, will meet third-seeded Akron in Saturday's championship. The winner gets the MAC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Akron won both regular-season matchups between the schools.

    Bassett, who made his way to Ohio after stops at Indiana and Alabama-Birmingham, scored six straight points during a 13-2 burst in the second half when the Bobcats put away the RedHawks (14-18).

    Ohio is in the final for the first time since winning the tourney title in 2005.

    Kenny Hayes scored 12 for fourth-seeded Miami, which shot 35 percent from the floor and scored 12 points in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    OHIO
    M-OH
    Points 54 42
    FG Made-Attempted 16-42 (.381) 16-47 (.340)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 6-21 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 4-5 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 0

    2009-10 Season

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