Purdue's Brett Buscher tries to steal the ball
from Central Michigan's David Webber during the
first half . CMU upset Purdue, 66-65.|
(AP Photo/David Umberger)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Todd Schrotenboer's layup at the buzzer gave Central
Michigan a 67-66 victory over Purdue on Tuesday.
The layup came after David Webber grabbed Carson Cunningham's miss with five
seconds remaining. Webber passed to Schrotenboer in the paint for the
game-winning basket, and the Chippewas stormed the court in celebration.
Maynard Lewis' baseline 3-pointer with 47.2 seconds left gave Purdue a 66-63 lead.
On the ensuing possession, Central Michigan's Tim Kisner made two free
throws, bringing the score to 66-65.
The Boilermakers (0-1) trailed nearly the entire game until Rodney Smith's layup
evened the scored at 63-63 with 1:20 left.
Smith led Purdue with 17 points and Cunningham scored 13.
Webber scored 24 points had 10 rebounds for Central Michigan (2-0). Schrotenboer and
Mike Manciel each scored 11.
Webber made two 3-pointers and scored 12 points in the game's first seven
minutes for an 18-11 lead. The Chippewas extended the lead to 29-18 - their largest
of the game - at 8:26.
The Boilermakers went on a 13-5 run and cut the deficit to three points, but
trailed 41-35 at the half.
In the second half, Purdue cut it to 53-51 on a Cunningham 3-pointer at the 8:23 mark.
The Chippewas stretched the lead back to 61-55 before Willie Deane
scored three straight points and Cunningham made two free throws to tie it up.
Central Michigan was 6-23 last year, while Purdue went to the Elite Eight. But the
Boilermakers lost four starters from that team.