One night after Cal State Bakersfield knocked down a game-winning 3-pointer, the Roadrunners couldn't answer the bell Saturday in the championship of the Great Alaska Shootout.
Justin Davis — who hit the game-winner in Friday's 64-62 semifinals win over Idaho — missed Saturday's game-tying attempt with six seconds remaining. Moments later, Damiyne Durham couldn't connect as time expired, as CSUB lost to Central Michigan 75-72 in Anchorage. This year's edition of the Great Alaska Shootout marked the final installment of the storied tournament.
Cal State Bakersfield is now 4-3 on the season. Central Michigan improved to 5-1 on the year. The Chippewas lone loss was a 72-65 defeat at Michigan on Nov. 13.
Durham and Davis carried the Roadrunners on Saturday. Durham finished with a team-high 24 points off the bench. He drained 6 of 12 from 3-point range and 9-of-16 from the field.
Davis finished with a season-high 13 points in a reserve role as well, one night after pocketing nine in the win over the Vandals.
Rickey Holden started and finished with 15 points for the Roadrunners. Brent Wrapp had nine assists, while Shon Briggs finished with nine points, five rebounds and five assists.
Four of Central Michigan's five starters finished in double figures, led by Shawn Roundtree's 15 points.
The Chippewas led 39-36 at halftime.
CSUB will take the court again Wednesday in a 7 p.m. road game at UCLA.