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    Toledo's Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott passes around Northern Illinois' Courtney Woods during Saturday's game at Savage Arena.

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    Michigan's Mortiz Wagner, right, drives against Michigan State's Gavin Schilling during the first half Saturday's game in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan won 82-72.

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Toledo's Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott passes around Northern Illinois' Courtney Woods during Saturday's game at Savage Arena.

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Women’s Basketball

Boyd, Toledo sneak by Northern Illinois

In a rematch of last year’s Mid-American Conference championship game, the University of Toledo women’s basketball team found itself trailing late against Northern Illinois on Saturday at Savage Arena.

In a game it led most of the way, Toledo made enough plays down the stretch to get a key 63-60 win against one of its MAC West rivals. FULL STORY ■ PHOTO GALLERY

 

Puk’s 3-pointer lifts BGSU over Akron

AKRON — Things had gone painfully wrong for the Bowling Green State University women’s basketball team Saturday.

A good first half had been washed away by a poor second half, and the Falcons trailed by seven points with 2 minutes, 23 seconds to play at Akron’s James A. Rhodes Arena.

Yet BG found a way to bounce off the mat, outscore the Zips 10-1 in the final two minutes and claim a 66-64 victory — the Falcons’ first Mid-American Conference win of the season. FULL STORY

 

Men’s Basketball

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Michigan's Mortiz Wagner, right, drives against Michigan State's Gavin Schilling during the first half Saturday's game in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan won 82-72.

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Michigan earns signature win at Michigan State

EAST LANSING — In their most recent meeting, on Feb. 7 of last year, Michigan humiliated Michigan State by 29 points. It marked the worst loss to the Wolverines during Tom Izzo’s tenure at MSU.

In their past two games, the Spartans — then No. 1 — lost by 16 points at Ohio State and escaped in overtime against lowly Rutgers at home. Probably not the sequence Michigan wanted as it traveled to the Breslin Center on Saturday.

But this bunch of Wolverines didn’t care. They ventured into enemy territory and sauntered out with an 82-72 win, a signature victory in an evolving season, and the first double-digit win at Michigan State since 1997. FULL STORY

 

Rockets pick up road win at Central Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Nothing cures the road doldrums like a hot-shooting night.

Battling Central Michigan has been a daunting task for the University of Toledo men’s basketball team at McGuirk Arena the past few seasons.

Riding a three-game skid at the home of the Chippewas and losing seven of the past nine matchups in Mount Pleasant, the Rockets flipped the script Saturday and earned a 93-82 win by knocking down a season-high 14 3-pointers. FULL STORY

 

Last-second shot sinks BGSU

AKRON — The official record will show the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball team lost Saturday at Akron because of a last-second shot.

But there were plenty of other contributors to the Falcons’ 80-78 loss to the Zips at James A. Rhodes Arena besides the 3-pointer by Virshon Cotton with just 3.7 seconds to go. FULL STORY ■ TURNER NOT PLAYING LIKE A FRESHMAN FOR FALCONS

 

Hockey

BG loses heartbreaker at Northern Michigan

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Philip Beaulieu scored with six seconds remaining in overtime Saturday as the Northern Michigan Wildcats beat the Bowling Green State University ice hockey team 3-2 in Western Collegiate Hockey Association play at the Berry Events Center.

With the victory, the Wildcats (13- 10-3, 11-5-2-2 WCHA) moved into second place in the league all alone. FULL STORY

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