MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Olivier Mbaigoto scored 14 points but none were bigger than his last two which gave Central Michigan a 61-59 victory over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night.
The Eagles tied the score at 59 on a Glenn Bryant dunk with 1:49 remaining in the game but Olivier Mbaigoto hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:19 to play on Central Michigan's next possession to give the Chippewas a 61-59 lead. The Eagles' Derek Thompson missed a 3-pointer with 59 seconds left and Matt Balkema committed a turnover with 1 second remaining on the clock and Central Michigan (11-18, 4-11 Mid-American) was able to hold on.
Thompson was the leading scorer for Eastern Michigan (14-16, 7-8) with 14. Bryant finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. Daylen Harrison had 12 points and five rebounds.
Kyle Randall had 23 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead the Chippewas, which had lost 10 of their last 11 before the win over the Eagles.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.