Central Michigan wins 40th and final Shootout title while UAA men fall to Charleston

The Central Michigan men's basketball team are the 40th and final Great Alaska Shootout champions. Courtesy: Skip Hickey / UAA Athletics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) The final buzzer has blown on the Great Alaska Shootout, with Central Michigan taking home the men’s tournament title in a nail-biting game.

Chippewas winning 75 to 72 over Bakersfield, and are the 40th and final shootout champions.

Earlier in the day, UAA head coach Rusty Osborne took part in his 81st and final shootout game. The Seawolves men falling to College of Charleston 55 to 46.

Jacob Lampkin had another impressive performance for the green and gold scoring 13 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

Dimond High School alumni Eric Jenkins scoring his first college points of the season on a breakaway dunk to pull UAA within in one point in the second half.

But the momentum seemed to take a turn after a Kylan Osborne's technical foul. Charleston would soon pull away with a big game from Joe Chealey.

After the game coach Osborne shared his final thoughts on his last shootout. "We'll look back fondly on memories, and move on to the next phase of Seawolve basketball at Thanksgiving,” Osborne said.

“People will appreciate it even more when it's gone, and will understand just because Duke and Kentucky aren't here, it’s still great basketball."

In the third place game, Idaho takes down Cal Poly 75-66, Victor Sanders tallying 24 points in that game.

Sam Houston State also winning over Santa Clara 73-59 for seventh place.

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