MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Chris Fowler was 8 of 11 from the field, scoring 21 points, as Central Michigan held off Jacksonville State 66-61 Saturday night.
Central Michigan (5-3) hit a scorching 60.5 percent from the field, making 13 of 18 in the second period. The Chippewas also outrebounded Jacksonville State (3-6) 26 to 19.
Central Michigan managed to get a 29-25 halftime lead after a scrappy first half. The Chippewas pushed their lead to 45-32 with 14:23 remaining.
Giovanni Smith got the Gamecocks to within three when he made two free throws with 45 seconds remaining. Fowler and Hibbitts then made two free throws each for the victory.
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.
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