Michigan Basketball falls short against CMU in stunning 63-61 in Ann Arbor

Central Michigan’s Reggie Bass hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left to end Michigan’s basketball Thursday night at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor as the Chips upset the Wolverines, 63-61.

UM had final possession and a chance to tie or take the lead, but Kobe Bufkin missed a 3-point try with four seconds left and Hunter Dickinson’s rebound attempt failed. The loss was Michigan’s first against the Chips. since a 78-67 loss on Dec. 15, 2007, and only the third in the series dating back to 1976. (CMU also beat UM on Dec. 3, 2002, with Michigan winning 22 times in the series.)

Michigan center forward Markus Harding and Michigan forward Terrance Williams II look for the rebound in the first half of UM's 63-61 loss to CMU on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022 at Crisler Center.

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Bass’ 3 gave him 16 points on the night, and Jesse Zarzuela led the Chips with 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Bufkin led the Wolverines with 16 points on 6-for-14 shooting while Dickinson added 13 points. Freshman Jett Howard played most of the game, racking up 39 minutes, but only scored 12 points; his shot from deep was missed all night, as he only hit three of 11 attempts from beyond the arc.

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