Scores

Final

Cent Michigan 78

(4-5, 3-2 away)

Michigan 67

(4-7, 3-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 15, 2007

    Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

    1 2 T
    CMU 38 4078
    MICH 29 3867

    Top Performers

    Central Michigan: G. Watson 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Michigan: D. Sims 17 Pts, 6 Reb

    Cent. Michigan 78, Michigan 67

    Associated Press

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Giordan Watson scored 22 points and Nate Minnoy and Jeremy Allen both added 11 as Central Michigan beat Michigan 78-67 Saturday for the Chippewas' first win over the Wolverines since 2002.

    Central Michigan (4-5) led by double figures for most of the second half, using a balanced scoring attack and extending its lead late from the free throw line.

    Kelvin Grady, who scored 11 points to go along with DeShawn Sims' team-high 17, brought Michigan (4-7) to within 69-61 with 2:58 remaining before the Chippewas hit eight of nine free throws.

    Despite committing 23 turnovers, Michigan got within 44-42 after Sims hit a 3-point field goal with 13:52 remaining. But the Chippewas scored 12 of the next 13.

    The Wolverines also got 12 from Manny Harris.

    Central Michigan led 38-29 at halftime, forcing 14 turnovers and taking advantage of a nearly eight minute stretch of the first half when Michigan failed to score.

    Sims scored 12 early for Michigan, which led 18-15 before its scoring drought. A Harris steal and dunk finally ended the scoreless stretch with 3:45 remaining in the half, bringing the Wolverines to within 23-20.

    But Central Michigan finished the half on a 15-9 run.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CMU
    MICH
    Points 78 67
    FG Made-Attempted 28-55 (.509) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 4-8 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 3

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