Central Michigan (13-7, 7-0 MAC) at Bowling Green (13-7, 4-3 MAC)
Sunday, February 3 - 1 p.m. | Stroh Center (Bowling Green, Ohio)
Live Audio: www.cmuchippewas.com
Radio: 91.5 wmhw-fm; Justin Hoff (play-by-play), David Lyden (color) and Collin Hinman (host)
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CMU Hoops Quick Hitters
- The Chippewas are 7-0 in MAC play for just the second time in program history and first time since 1983-84
- CMU has yet to allow a team to score 70-plus points during conference play, while scoring at least 72 in each of its seven games.
- Kent State’s 44 points Thursday were the fewest surrendered by the Chippewas this season and second fewest given up by CMU during Guevara’s tenure.
- A win over Bowling Green Sunday would...
...mark the longest winning streak since ’84-’85
...give CMU two-straight wins over the Falcons
...improve CMU to 3-0 on the road in MAC play
...improve Coach G’s record at CMU to 90-89
- The Maroon and Gold have scored 90-plus points in back-to-back games for the second time this season.
- CMU is winning by an average of 24.7 points per game during MAC play.
- Four CMU players rank in the top 10 in field goal percentage in MAC play.
|Probable Starters (Based on previous game)|
|F||3||Jessica Green||5-10||So.||20-17||11.8||3.2||2.6 SPG|
|G||23||Crystal Bradford||6-2||So.||20-12||15.2||9.5||3.4 APG|
|G||24||Niki DiGuilio||5-8||Jr.||20-10||7.0||1.7||36 3FG|
|F||13||Jessica Schroll||6-0||Sr.||12-9||10.8||3.8||1.0 SPG|
|G||33||Brandie Baker||6-0||Sr.||20-20||6.8||5.4||2.9 APG|
CMU 7-0 For First Time in 25 Years
Central Michigan is off to its first 7-0 start in Mid-American Conference play since 1988. CMU has started 7-0 just one other time in program history when it went a perfect 18-0 in MAC play in 1984.
The Chippewas defense has taken its play to a new level during MAC play, limiting opponents to just 56 points per game, while not yet having allowed a team to score over 70 points. CMU held Kent State to just 44 points in their victory Thursday, marking the second fewest points surrendered under the guidance of head coach Sue Guevara.
Inside the Streak
During CMU’s seven-game winning streak to start conference play, the Chippewas...
...are winning by an average of 24.7 points per game
...shooting a MAC best 47.9 percent from the floor
...have yet to allow an opponent to shoot better than 50 percent in a game
...are recording a MAC best 12.0 steals per game
...have had eight different players score in double figures at least once
Back-to-Back 90-Point Efforts
With their 91 points versus Kent State Thursday, the Chippewas scored 90-plus in back-to-back games for the second time this season. CMU also scored 90-plus in back-to-back games versus Robert Morris and Saint Joseph’s. The feat has been accomplished eight times in program history, yet no team has ever scored 90-plus in three straight games.
The Chippewas current onslaught of scoring has allowed them to move up to No. 11 in the country in scoring, averaging 76.1 points per game. CMU’s offense has been even more efficient in MAC games, scoring 80.7 points per game.
Don’t Miss a Beat
Central Michigan’s bench scored more points than Kent State’s entire team Thursday, finishing the night with 56 points. The Chippewas’ bench has now outscored its’ opponents 714-317 on the season and has scored 50-plus points three different times - 58 versus Robert Morris, Dec. 17 and a season-high 59 versus Saint Joseph’s Dec. 20.
It’s No Surprise
The bench production comes at no surprise as each of the last two MAC Sixth Players of the Year, senior Jalisa Olive (2012) and junior Taylor Johnson (2011), are coming off the CMU bench and averaging 6.1 and 8.7 points per game. Olive has scored in double digits seven times this season, while Johnson has accomplished the feat 10 times.
Green on the Go
Sophomore Jessica Green has shown no signs of a sophomore slump after being named to the MAC All-Freshmen team last season. Green has increased her numbers in nearly every statistical category, including her shooting (39.5 in 2011-12; 49.0 in 2012-13) and three-point shooting (29.2 in 2011-12; 36.1 in 2012-13).
February 24 Contest versus Toledo to be Televised
The Mid-American Conference announced Friday that CMU’s game versus MAC West rival Toledo will be broadcast on SportsTime Ohio and Comcast Michigan February 24.