ESTERO, Fla. -
J.J. Panoske scored 18 on 6-of-9 shooting and Jordan Johnson added
17 points — including three free throws in the final 26 seconds
— with nine assists to help Milwaukee held off Central Michigan
84-78 Wednesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase.
Akeem Springs and
Matt Tiby scored 13 apiece and Cody Wichmann added 10 points for
seven during an 18-2 run that put the Panthers up 64-48 with 8:48
Michigan's Rayshawn Simmons scored seven-consecutive points to cap
an 11-2 run and pull the Chippewas (2-3) within four, 79-75, with
28 seconds left.
Johnson hit a
pair of free throws and, after Simmons missed a 3, Tiby hit two
more to put Milwaukee up eight with 11 seconds remaining.
Simmons scored 16
of his 21 points in the second half and finished with seven
assists for Central Michigan.