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Central Michigan defeats Illinois-Chicago 67-48

Nov 19, 2009 - 2:42 AM MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.(AP) -- Robbie Harman scored 20 points, mostly on 3-point shots, as Central Michigan cruised past Illinois-Chicago 67-48 Tuesday night.

Harman made six of his 10 3-three point attempts as the Chippewas (2-1) made 12 overall compared to eight for the visiting Flames (1-1). Jalin Thomas scored 16 and Jordan Bitzer scored 12 on 4-for-4 shooting from behind the arc. Chris Kellerman had 12 rebounds for Central Michigan.

The Chippewas shot 50 percent from the field in the first half, building a 39-22 lead at the break. They cooled off to finish at 42 percent but had the game well in hand.

Robo Kreps had 15 points but was the only Illinois-Chicago player in double figures. The Flames, who never led, shot 27 percent from the field.