ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ben Vander Plas scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists and eighth-seeded Ohio never trailed in beating ninth-seeded Central Michigan 85-65 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Jason Preston scored 21 points and made seven assists and grabbed six rebounds for Ohio, which made 24 assists and scored 10 of 21 3-pointers.
Jordan Dartis had 11 points and six rebounds and Lunden McDay added six rebounds.
Kevin McKay had 18 points for the Chippewas (14-18).
Dallas Morgan added 14 points and Rob Montgomery had 10.