Roundtree’s runner lifts Central Michigan over San Jose St.
BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Shawn Roundtree hit the go-ahead runner with 2.9 seconds left to help Central Michigan overcome a 13-point deficit and beat San Jose State 76-74 in the Junkanoo Jam on Sunday.
Kevin McKay had 24 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, and Roundtree scored four of his 16 points in the final 16 seconds.
Roundtree’s pair of free throws gave the Chippewas (3-1) a 74-73 lead with 16 seconds left. Brae Ivey split a pair of free throws to tie it for the Spartans (1-3) with eight seconds left.
San Jose State went on a 15-0 run to lead 63-50 on Isaiah Nichols’ 3-pointer with 9:36 left in the game. Central Michigan outscored the Spartans 26-11 from there with Roundtree scoring nine during that span.
Larry Austin added 15 points for Central Michigan, which lost on a buzzer beater to Weber State the night before.
Michael Steadman and Craig Lecesne had 13 points each, and Ivey added 12 for San Jose State.