Eastern Michigan basketball wraps up 66-64 win at IUPUI with late free throws
The Eastern Michigan basketball team made 5 of 6 free throw in the final 97 seconds to win 66-64 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Sunday.
In a game that featured 14 ties and 12 lead changes, the Eagles went ahead for good, 60-59, on a Darrell Lampley free throw with 1:37 left.
Lampley and Antonio Green made both ends of one-and-one opportunities in the final minute and, in between those trips to the line, Lampley assisted on a layup by Kamil Janton.
Lampley’s free throws with 2 seconds remaining gave the Eagles a 66-61 lead. IUPUI’s Ian Chiles hit a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to trim the final margin to three points.
Lampley (16 points) and Green (14) led the Eagles (3-1) in scoring. Matt Balkema added 13 points and J.R. Sims 11 points.
Eastern Michigan made 21-of-41 (51.2 percent) shots from the floor and 21-of-30 (70 percent) free throws.
Alex Young led IUPUI (1-3) with game-high totals of 21 points and 14 rebounds.
The game was the third in EMU’s four-game Auto Owners Spartan Invitational, which culminates with a Nov. 27 game against Michigan State at the Convocation Center.
First, the Eagles host Rochester College at 7 p.m. Wednesday.