Cent. Michigan 82, UC Irvine 72
Olivier Mbaigoto scored 23 points and pulled down nine rebounds,
Trey Zeigler added 21 points, and Central Michigan kept UC Irvine
winless Friday with an 82-72 win in a Great Alaska Shootout
Derek Jackson had nine points and seven assists for the
Chippewas (3-2), who scored the game’s first 12 points and never
led by less than six after that.
Daman Starring led UC Irvine (0-5) with 20 points, and Michael
Wilder had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and 10 rebounds.
The Anteaters were just 23 of 72 (32 percent) from the field.
The Chippewas rode their game-opening 12-0 run to a 43-31
halftime lead. In the second half, the Anteaters couldn’t get
within single digits until the final minute.
Central Michigan will play Dartmouth on Saturday for fourth
place in the tournament, while UC Irvine has a seventh-place game