Central Michigan nudges Illinois-Chicago 70-67
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Andre Coimbra scored 22 points, including the go-ahead basket with 27 seconds left, to give Central Michigan a 70-67 victory over Illinois-Chicago on Friday night.
Central Michigan shot 54 percent (28 of 52), including 43 percent (6 of 14) from 3-point distance.
Paris Carter's free throw gave Illinois-Chicago a 67-66 lead with 53 seconds left.
But Coimbra hit a layup 26 seconds later for a 68-67 Chippewas edge, then stole the ball with 4 seconds to go to preserve the victory. McBroom's two free throws provided the final margin.
Updated December 16, 2011