CLEVELAND (AP) — Micaela Kelly scored 29 points, Molly Davis added 23 and second-seeded Central Michigan edged top-seeded Bowling Green 77-72 for the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship and the Chippewas’ sixth trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Central Michigan made the key plays down the stretch. Davis hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with five minutes to play and her 3-pointer with just under a minute to go capped a 10-0 run for a 75-67 lead.
Bowling Green, which starts three freshman, a sophomore and junior, missed three shots and had two turnovers in an almost 4 1/2-minute dry spell. Elissa Brett scored 18 points to lead the Falcons, who were 10-21 last season and picked to finish 11th among the 12 MAC teams.