Cmichigan 20 34 54
Bowlinggrn 26 27 53
Date of game: 3/5/2012

Recap: Bowling Green vs. Central Mich

Bowling Green, OH (Sports Network) - Austin McBroom scored 20 points as the Central Michigan Chippewas downed the Bowling Green Falcons 54-53 in a Mid- American Conference Tournament first-round game at the Stroh Center.

Derek Jackson scored 12 points for the 11th-seeded Chippewas (11-20), who will face seventh-seed Toledo in the quarterfinals. Tre Ziegler grabbed eight rebounds, while McBroom handed out six assists.

Dee Brown scored 20 points to lead the sixth-seeded Falcons (16-15). Jordon Crawford finished with 13 points, while Scott Thomas pulled down nine rebounds and dealt out six assists.

Bowling Green led 26-20 at halftime after going 11-of-26 from the floor in the first half. The hosts led by as many as nine in the opening stanza.

Central Michigan moved in front by shooting 11-of-21 from the floor in the second half, including 5-of-6 from long range. Torian Oglesby followed his own miss for the Falcons and put in what would have been the game-winning basket as the final horn sounded, but the officials ruled that the basket came too late. The call was confirmed after an official review, giving Central Michigan the win.

Bowling Green went the final 2:38 without a basket.

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