Thompson, Jackson, Minnie lead EMU over Oakland 95-89
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — James Thompson IV, Paul Jackson and Elijah Minnie each scored 24 points and Eastern Michigan beat Oakland 95-89 on Wednesday night.
Eastern Michigan (6-2) bounced back from an 84-81 loss at North Florida on Nov. 29 and is 5-0 at home. Oakland (5-4) had its three-game win streak snapped.
Thompson made all 11 of his field goals, was 2 of 3 from the line and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jackson was 10-of-19 shooting and had six assists. Minnie made 7 of 12 shots and had 12 rebounds. Eastern Michigan shot 56.5 percent from the floor but missed 11 free throws.
Martez Walker scored 23 points and Jalen Hayes added 21 with 10 rebounds and five assists to lead Oakland. Kendrick Nunn chipped in 19 points.
Eastern Michigan had a nine-point lead before Nunn made consecutive 3-pointers to pull Oakland to 90-85 with 55 seconds left. The Eagles made just 4 of 6 free throws to seal it.