MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Austin McBroom scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half to help Central Michigan break a nine-game losing streak with a 55-52 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.
Trey Zeigler had 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Chippewas (8-17, 3-9 Mid-American), who swept the season series.
Central Michigan shot 47 percent (23 of 49) but converted only 3 of 10 free throws. The Chippewas piled up a rebounding advantage of 36-23.
Eastern Michigan, which still leads the MAC Eastern Division, trailed 36-32 before McBroom scored on three consecutive possessions to put the Chippewas ahead 42-32 with 7:53 to go.
The Eagles got no closer than six after that until Thompson's 3-pointer with 2 seconds left.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.