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Ohio U. 64, Toledo 63

March 8, 2001

CLEVELAND (AP) _ Anthony Jones made a spinning layup with 10.3 seconds left and Ohio University’s Patrick Flomo blocked Terry Reynolds’ shot just before the buzzer Thursday in a 64-63 quarterfinal win over Toledo in the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Brandon Hunter scored 22 points _ but just one in the final 12:45 _ for the fourth-seeded Bobcats (19-10), who advanced to play Miami (Ohio) in one of Friday’s semifinals.

The eighth-seeded Redhawks advanced earlier with a 65-56 upset of top-seeded Central Michigan in the quarterfinal opener.

Greg Stempin scored 26 points for the Rockets (21-10), who took a 63-62 lead with 17.8 seconds remaining when Milo Kirsh made 1-of-2 free throws.

But Jones took the inbounds pass and went the length of the court. He appeared to travel in the lane just before banking in his shot.

After a Toledo timeout with five seconds to play, Reynolds took the ball at the top of the key and drove the left side. He made contact with an Ohio defender before Flomo blocked his shot.

Flomo finished with eight points and seven blocks. His fifth rejection with 17:54 left gave him a league record 100 blocks this season.

Steve Esterkamp scored 11 points, including seven straight as Ohio overcame an eight-point deficit in the second half to take a 58-54 lead with 5:40 remaining.

Reynolds had 12 points and Stempin 11 rebounds for Toledo, which also lost 64-63 score in overtime last year in the quarterfinals to Ball State.

In Thursday’s evening quarterfinal session, seventh-seeded Bowling Green plays second-seeded Kent State and sixth-seeded Ball State plays third-seeded Marshall.

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