Cent. Michigan 79, Tennessee St. 73

Robbie Harman and Marko Spica each scored 17 points Saturday as

Central Michigan defeated Tennessee State 79-73 in a nonconference

BracketBusters series game.

Harman hit a 3-pointer with 4:01 left in the game to give the

Chippewas (13-13) their first lead of the second half at 67-65. The

shot sparked a 10-2 run for Central Michigan, with Harman

accounting for eight of the points.

Jordan Bitzer added 16 points and Jalin Thomas 10 for the

Chippewas.

Jeremiah Crutcher had 21 points, Wil Peters 19 and Robert

Covington 12 for Tennessee State (8-21), which had its four-game

winning streak snapped.

The Tigers shot 55.6 percent from the field in the first half

and made 9 of 15 3-point attempts en route to a 44-38 lead at the

break. That percentage dipped to 34.6 in the second half, when they

were 0 for 5 from beyond the arc.