Kellerman’s 28 leads Cent. Michigan over Princeton

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP)—Chris Kellerman scored 28 points as Central Michigan topped Princeton 55-53 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Princeton erased nearly all of an 11-point deficit in the final minutes. Freshman Doug Davis scored six points in the final 49 seconds, twice pulling the Tigers to within one. But Robbie Harman made clutch free throws on each of the next possessions to extend Central Michigan’s lead.

Davis had 25 points, setting a record for the most points ever by a Princeton freshman in his first career game.

The Tigers trailed 52-47 when Davis scored on a layup with 49 seconds left. He followed with a steal and another layup to make it a one-point game with 30 seconds to go.

Harman then made both ends of a one-and-one. Davis hit a long jumper trying for a 3-pointer, but his foot was on the line, so Central Michigan maintained a one-point lead.

Harman made one of his next two foul shots, but Princeton could not get a shot off in the final eight seconds.

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Chris Kellermann Chris Kellermann
9-20,  28 Pts
13 Rebs, 1 Assists
Doug Davis Doug Davis
10-21,  25 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists

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