NCAA Basketball

Central Michigan Chippewas (14-18)


Ohio beats Cent. Michigan 85-65 in MAC tourney

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Ben Vander Plas scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists and eighth-seeded Ohio never trailed in beating ninth-seeded Central Michigan 85-65 in Monday night's first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

The Bobcats (17-15) face top-seeded Akron in Thursday's quarterfinals.

Jason Preston scored 21 points and made seven assists and grabbed six rebounds for Ohio, which made 24 assists and scored 10 of 21 3-pointers. Jordan Dartis had 11 points and six rebounds and Lunden McDay added six rebounds.

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Leaders
Points: D. DiLeo14.5
Rebounds: R. Montgomery6.1
Assists: D. Lane3.4
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: D. Lane80.6%
3P%: D. DiLeo40.0%
Steals: D. Lane1.9
Blocks: K. McKay0.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Mid-American Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
East
Akron 14-4 24-7
Bowling Green 12-6 21-10
Buffalo 11-7 20-12
Kent State 9-9 20-12
Ohio 8-10 17-15
Miami (OH) 5-13 13-19
West
Ball State 11-7 18-13
Northern Illinois 11-7 18-13
Toledo 8-10 17-15
Central Michigan 7-11 14-18
Eastern Michigan 6-12 16-16
Western Michigan 6-12 13-19
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 78.3 (21)
Rebounds: 11.0 (88)
Assists: 11.6 (286)
FG%: 43.0% (214)
FT%: 74.6% (64)
3P%: 32.4% (226)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.7 (327)
Rebounds: 25.3 (189)
Assists: 14.1 (281)
FG%: 46.2% (325)
FT%: 71.2% (195)
3P%: 37.8% (347)
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