Central Michigan 60, EMU 56 in photos
The EMU men’s basketball team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory last night. After leading for all but 36 seconds of the first half, the first 10 minutes of the second half were back-and-forth. Central Michigan took the lead for good with 10:27 left, but despite stretching it to a 9-point lead. In the last 90 seconds, in the course of trying to complete the comeback, Darrell Lampley and Austin Harper both fouled out. Walk-on Antoine Chandler came into the game and did what was asked of him, hitting a shot to close the gap to just two points and then committing a quick foul, but Austin McBroom made both free throws — in fact, the Chippewas made most of their free throws down the stretch — for a final four-point loss for the Eagles.
Jamell Harris led all Eagles in scoring with 12 points, while Antiono Green had 11 and Lampley and Harper had 10 each. Da’Shonte Riley, in his home debut, only had 5 points but led EMU with 10 rebounds.