Charlotte 78, Cent. Michigan 66
DeMario Mayfield scored 15 points off the bench and Denzel
Ingram finished with 13 points as Charlotte beat Central Michigan
Willie Clayton finished with 10 points and nine rebounds to help
Charlotte (9-0) win its ninth consecutive game.
After Kyle Randall’s layup cut Central Michigan’s (4-4) deficit
to two, 34-32, early in the second half, Charlotte outscored the
Chippewas 14-3 over the next five minutes to push the lead to 48-35
with 12:10 left to play. Mayfield and Ingram combined for 10 points
during the run.
John Simon’s layup at the 6:25 mark cut Charlotte’s lead to
seven, 57-50, but Ivan Benkovic answered with a 3-pointer for the
49ers to push the lead back to double figures. Central Michigan
would not get any closer.
Randall scored 15 points to lead Central Michigan while Simon
and Olivier Mbaigoto finished with 13 points apiece.