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
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.