The Columbus Blue Jackets hoped to face the Detroit Red Wings with a slight advantage in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
A scary moment in Dallas prevented that from happening.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Nick Kellogg scored 17 points as No. 5 seed Ohio beat 12th-seeded Ball State 76-64 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Willie Moore scored 17 points and eighth-seeded Miami (Ohio) held off ninth-seeded Kent State in the opening round of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Monday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 on Sunday.