Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 72

(11-21, 5-11 MAC)

Toledo 75

(18-15, 7-9 MAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    9:30 PM ET, March 7, 2012

    Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio

    1 2 T
    CMU 31 4172
    TOL 35 4075

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: T. Zeigler 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Toledo: R. Pearson 20 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Toledo 75, Cent. Michigan 72

    Associated Press

    CLEVELAND -- Dominique Buckley made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left as Toledo held off a furious rally by Central Michigan for a 75-72 win Wednesday night in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

    The seventh-seeded Rockets (18-15) led by 11 with 4:16 left, but the Chippewas, forcing turnovers with their full-court press, pulled within one, 73-72, on Austin McBroom's 3-pointer with 8.3 seconds remaining.

    After Buckley knocked down his two foul shots, McBroom's off-balance 3 at the buzzer was way off.

    Rian Pearson scored 20 and Julius Brown had 18, including five free throws in the final minute for Toledo, which plays third-seeded Ohio in Thursday's quarterfinals. The Rockets beat the Bobcats during the regular season.

    Trey Zeigler scored 17 for the No. 11 seed Chippewas (11-21), but the sophomore missed two free throws with 13 seconds left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    TOL
    Points 72 75
    FG Made-Attempted 25-67 (.373) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-25 (.280) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 23-30 (.767)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 15

    2011-12 Season

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