|MAC Tournament - Central Michigan vs Kent State Final: 89-81 - Recap|
Central Michigan grabbed a 89-81 win over Kent State on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Larry Austin Jr. at Quicken Loans Arena.
Central Michigan won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +1.5-point spread as underdogs.
Central Michigan got 20 points from Shawn Roundtree and another 16 points from Dallas Morgan. Larry Austin Jr. contributed 6 assists, while Kevin McKay cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Kent State got a 23-point performance from Philip Whittington, who was supported by 19 points from Jaylin Walker. Antonio Williams had 2 assists in a losing cause for Kent State, while Philip Whittington grabbed 14 rebounds.
Central Michigan was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
Kent State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-39.