Recap: Miami-Ohio vs. Eastern Mich
Oxford, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Felder recorded a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Miami-Ohio RedHawks defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 65-61, in a Mid-American Conference battle at Millett Hall.
Will Sullivan scored a game-high 19 points for Miami (9-10, 5-3 MAC) as it picked up its fourth win in five outings. Geovonie McKnight contributed 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the floor.
Raven Lee led the Eagles (12-9, 4-4) with 18 points. Karrington Ward finished with 16 points and seven boards while Mike Talley dealt out five assists. Glenn Bryant grabbed eight rebounds, but hit on only 3-of-7 field goal tries for eight points.
EMU took a 30-22 lead into the intermission after it made good on 40 percent of its field goal attempts including 4-of-9 from 3-point range in the opening period. The RedHawks were limited to only 29.6 percent efficiency from the floor and committed nine turnovers in the first half.
Although the RedHawks turned the ball over nine times after the break, they improved to connect on 58.3 percent of their attempts from the field and also converted 11-of-13 tries at the charity stripe in the second stanza. The Eagles went 11-of-30 from the floor over the final 20 minutes of the contest.
Miami held a 39-29 edge in the rebounding battle and outscored the visitors, 20-16, in the paint.Game Notes