Cent. Michigan 70, Ill.-Chicago 67
Andre Coimbra scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket
with 27 seconds left, to give Central Michigan a 70-67 victory over
Illinois-Chicago on Friday night.
Derek Jackson scored 14 points, Austin McBroom 12 and Trey
Zeigler 10 for the Chippewas (5-5), who ended a three-game losing
streak in their first home game in 31 days.
Daniel Barnes’ 20 points led the Flames (3-7), who have lost
five of six. Hayden Humes added 16 points, and Darrin Williams had
13 points and nine rebounds.
Central Michigan shot 54 percent (28 of 52), including 43
percent (6 of 14) from 3-point distance.
Paris Carter’s free throw gave Illinois-Chicago a 67-66 lead
with 53 seconds left.
But Coimbra hit a layup 26 seconds later for a 68-67 Chippewas
edge, then stole the ball with 4 seconds to go to preserve the
victory. McBroom’s two free throws provided the final margin.