After losing in heart-breaking fashion in the last two Mid-American Conference Tournament championship games, Central Michigan finally came out on top. Central Michigan avenged that 2016 title game loss and its last loss in the regular season in making its first NCAA Tournament since 2013. Central Michigan, led by Kellyâs five, went 12 of 22 on 3-pointers and shot 54 per cent (30 of 56) overall. Central Michigan had a 44-34 rebound advantage but turned the ball over 27 times. Dillard tied it with her second 3 and hit another for a 40-39 lead in the final minute but Central Michigan led 43-40 at the half.