DANVILLE, Ill. — Unseeded Central Community College upset top-seed Mott Community College 67-61 Tuesday in the first round of the NJCAA Division II men’s national basketball tournament.
Central (20-13) of Columbus, Neb., advanced to the national tournament with an 81-75 victory over Gogebic Community College on March 10.
Mott (29-4) led 29-27 at halftime and the game was tied at 54-54 with more than six minutes left. Just like Central’s game against GCC, the lead changed hands multiple times. It was tied at 61-61 with two minutes left.
Central pulled ahead by three points with less...