Central Michigan (3-3) was up 67-53 with 8:14 left in the game. Jarren Greenwood drove for a layup to start a 20-6 Cowboy run. A Jamaya Burr layup tied the game at 73 with 10 seconds left. Burr fouled Rayson, who made the needed free throw for the win. Burr launched a 3-point attempt as time expired but was off the mark.
Rayshawn Simmons, who averages 14.7 points a game, led the Chippewas with 16 points and dished out five assists. Rayson finished with 12 points and Luke Meyer added 11. Austin Stewart had eight points and grabbed 10 rebounds.