Mount Pleasant, MI (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 31 points from Kyle
Randall, the Central Michigan Chippewas managed to hold off a late surge by
the Bowling Green Falcons to win, 73-67, in the Mid-American Conference opener
for both teams at McGuirk Arena.
Randall shot 8-of-11 from the field and a perfect 13-of-13 from the foul line
for CMU (8-6, 1-0 MAC), which has won two of three. He also chipped in six
rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
For Bowling Green (5-9, 0-1), Jordan Crawford also tallied a career-high,
shooting 11-of-20 from the field for 29 points. Anthony Henderson added 13
points for the visitors, while A'uston Calhoun recorded nine points and 14
CMU outshot Bowling Green from the field in the first half, 45.2 percent to 25
percent, and it went into intermission with a 37-20 lead.
The Chippewas extended their advantage to as many as 23 before the Falcons
ripped off a 34-11 run to tie the game, 60-60, with 3:25 left to play. CMU
responded immediately by scoring six straight points as it held on down the
The difference was made at the foul line, where CMU drained 24-of-29 attempts.
Bowling Green shot 91.7 percent from the stripe, but it took just 12 free
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