Roundtree rallies Central Michigan to beat UMKC 81-72
The Chippewas (9-2) trailed 35-33 at the break and struggled early in the second half. Down by two midway, Larry Austin Jr. made a tip shot and Roundtree followed with back-to-back 3-pointers to spark an 18-5 rally that included another Rountree 3 to give Central Michigan a 66-56 lead with 7:39 to play. UMKC cut it to 75-70 with 1:49 left but couldn’t get closer.
Austin finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Chippewas who have won their last three. Robert Montgomery had nine points and seven rebounds.
Central Michigan had a 44-31 rebounding edge over UMKC.