EMU basketball wins MAC opener; Michigan swimming sweeps Indiana and more Saturday results
Updated 7:51 p.m.
Senior guard Darrell Lampley scored a game-high 16 points, including six straight free throws in the final seconds, to lead Eastern Michigan to a 47-40 Mid-American Conference-opening win at Northern Illinois on Saturday.
The Eagles led 41-40 with 2:23 remaining and held the Huskies scoreless the rest of the way in front of 615 fans at the NIU Convocation Center.
“In the second half we just couldn’t get a basket to go,” Northern Illinois coach Mark Montgomery told NIUHuskies.com. “It was one of those games that comes down to the last couple of possessions. With two minutes to go it was a one-point game, we had our chances; we just didn’t make enough shots.”
The win gives Eastern Michigan a 2-7 record in a nine-game stretch of road games. The Eagles return to the Convocation Center to face Central Michigan on Wednesday, the first time in 45 days they’ve played on their home court.
Lampley wrapped up the game’s scoring by hitting 6 of 6 free throws, finishing 9 of 10 from the line for the game. In fact, he Eagles' biggest advantage came at the free throw line. They made 19 of 24 attempts to only 5 of 7 for the Huskies (1-12, 0-1).
Neither team shot well from the floor. Eastern Michigan (6-9, 1-0) shot only 36 percent (13 of 36), which was better than Northern Illinois' 29 percent (14 of 48).
Eastern Michigan bolted to an early 17-6 lead, but went through a seven-minute scoreless steak and the Huskies led 26-23 at halftime.
The Eagles opened the second half with an 11-3 burst, taking a 34-29 lead, but Northern Illinois rallied to tie the game at 35-35.
EMU’s Antonio Green sank two free throws with 8:57 left that broke the tie and the Eagles did not trail after that.
Tim Toler's 11 points led the Huskies.
Michigan 151.5, Indiana 148.5: Amanda Lohman’s career-high score of 360.6 on the three-meter springboard gave No. 22 Michigan a win over No. 8 Indiana at Canham Natatorium. (Details)
Michigan 166, Indiana 130: The No. 4-ranked Wolverines won 12 of 16 events to sink the No. 10 Hoosiers. Miguel Ortiz (100 backstroke, 50 freestyle), Richard Funk (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke), Daniel Madwed (100 freestyle, 200 butterfly) and Connor Jaeger (500 freestyle, 200 freestyle) won two events apiece. (Details)
Michigan Women’s Open: Michigan sophomore Kiley Tobel set a school record of 13 feet, 1 1/2 inches in the pole vault highlighted the non-team scoring event at the U-M Indoor Track Building. (Details)
Pitt Duals: Eastern Michigan split four matches, beating VMI (25-10) and Davidson College (41-3) and losing to Pittsburgh (22-15) and Columbia (30-12). Junior Aaron Sulzer was 4-0 at 157 pounds. (Details)