YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Jalen Ross scored 13 points to lead Eastern Michigan to a 58-52 victory over Central Michigan Tuesday night.
Eastern Michigan shot 58 percent in the first half in building a 30-19 lead. The Eagles maintained a double-digit lead most of the second half, mostly at the free-throw line where they were 17 of 30 after the break. Finis Craddock's 3-pointer for Central Michigan with 19 seconds left ended the game's scoring.
Oliver Mbaigoto led the Chippewas (8-8, 1-2) with 18 points and 14 rebounds. Kyle Randall scored 13 points and Craddock scored 12, all on 3-pointers. Central took 27 more shots than Eastern but only made three more and finished at 32 percent.