Michigan suffered a stunning 63-61 loss to Central Michigan

Ann Arbor – When the Wolverines squared off against a pair of Mid-American Conference opponents earlier this season, they had to sweat out and survive two close calls.

On Thursday, they were taken to the brink once again by another MAC enemy.

But this time around, Michigan finally fell as it closed out the year and nonconference play with a stunning 63-61 loss to Central Michigan at Crisler Center.

More:BOX SCORE: Central Michigan 63, Michigan 61

Reggie Bass scored 16 and hit the winning 3-pointer with 11.6 seconds left for Central Michigan (5-8), which picked up its first true road win of the season and its first victory over Michigan since Dec. 15, 2007.

Sophomore guard Kobe Bufkin scored 16 and missed a 3-pointer on the final possession for Michigan (7-5), which shot 35.1% from the field (20-for-57), finished 6-for-22 from beyond the arc and missed his last five shots over the final four minutes.

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