MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan men's basketball travels to Texas when it faces Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the American Bank Center.
The Chippewas and the Islanders are set to tip off at 8 p.m. ET
Central Michigan is looking to build off winning its tournament last weekend, going 2-1 with victories over Austin Peay and Cal State-Northridge. Sophomore guard Chris Fowler was named tournament MVP while fellow sophomore Blake HIbbitts was selected to the all-tournament team.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is playing its sixth game in 12 days. The Islanders are looking to return to .500 after an 87-76 defeat at the hands of UTSA on Saturday. Junior Hameed Ali is now averaging 11.1 points per game after scoring a career-high 21 at UTSA on Saturday. Ali went 8-for-12 from the field and 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.
Today’s game is just CMU's second road contest of this season compared to five home games. The Chippewas are looking for their first road win since they dropped their road opener at Bradley, 80-70.
• THE MATCHUP
Central Michigan (3-3) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-4)
Corpus Christi, Texas • American Bank Center
8 p.m. (ET)
• THE BROADCAST
Radio: Central Michigan IMG Sports Network (Don Chiodo, play by play)
• THE OPENING TIP
• This will be the fourth trip CMU has made in the last two years that is longer then 3,000 miles round-trip. Central Michigan traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah (3,283), Malibu, Calif, (4,593) and El Paso, Texas (3,492) last year. This trip is 3,020 miles round-trip for CMU.
• This is the second-straight season that CMU has played a game in the Lone Star state. CMU took part in the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational in El Paso last year. Before that, the last time the Chippewas played in Texas was against SMU in 1985.
• THE SERIES
This is the second meeting between CMU and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The first came in 2012 as a part of the ESPN Bracketbuster series as the Islanders came to Mount Pleasant and picked up a 49-47 victory. This is CMU first visit to Corpus Christi, Texas.