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Central Michigan (6-8, 2-0 MAC) at Buffal (7-6, 0-2 MAC)
Sunday, January 12 | 2 p.m.
Amherst, N.Y. | Alumni Arena
TV: TWSC/Comcast Michigan/ESPN3/ESPN FullCourt; Mike Cairns (PxP) and Jacki Windon (color)
Live Audio: www.cmuchippewas.com
Radio: 91.5 wmhw-fm; Jared Sandler (play-by-play) and Brad Tunney (color)
Live Stats: CMUChippewas.com | Twitter: @CMUWBBall | Facebook: /CMUWBBall
|Probable Starters (Based on previous game)|
|G||3||Jessica Green||5-10||Jr.||14-12||11.6||2.6||4.2 APG|
|G||12||Kerby Tamm||5-10||Jr.||14-14||7.4||4.1||26 3FGM|
|G||24||Niki DiGuilio||5-8||Sr.||14-14||14.9||1.8||50 3FGM|
|F||31||Jordan LaDuke||5-11||Sr.||14-4||4.4||2.1||1.1 SPG|
|F||32||Jas'Mine Bracey||6-2||Jr.||14-14||9.9||9.5||1.0 BPG|
CMU Hoops Quick Hitters
• CMU scored a season-high 109 points Thursday, tying the most versus a MAC opponent and fifth-best mark in program history.
• The Chippewas have opened MAC play 2-0 for the second-straight season and third time under Coach Guevara.
• CMU has won its first two conference games by an average margin of 19.5 points.
• Senior Taylor Johnson is just 15 points shy of becoming the third player this season to reach 1,000 career points.
• Junior Jas'Mine Bracey matched her career high with 21 points Thursday at Akron.
Lights, Camera, Action!
The Chippewas will be playing their third straight on Time Warner Cable Sports. CMU has a league-high six games on the TWCS this season, including four of their first five conference games. CMU’s contest versus Bowling Green on Saturday, Jan. 17 will also be on TWCS.
With Bradford and DiGuilio now a part of the 1,000-point club at CMU, senior Taylor Johnson (985) and junior Jessica Green (853) haver their sights set on the mark. CMU has had 23 players reach the mark in program history, with seven of them coming under the Guevara tenure. Should Johnson and Green join the club, CMU would become just the eighth program in NCAA history to feature four 1,000 point scorers on the same roster.
Johnson Finding Her Groove
After averaging just 5.3 points per game over the Chippewas’ first nine contests, senior Taylor Johnson has hit her stride over the last five games, averaging 10.0 points and nearly five boards per game, while shooting 55 percent from the floor.
Seven different players scored in double figures Thursday as the Chippewas scored a season-high 109 points in their win at Akron. It marked the second time this season CMU has scored 100-plus points and the 16th time in program history.
Three is a Trend
Junior Crystal Bradford earned her third MAC West Player of the Week honor Monday, marking the third-straight week in which a player doning the Maroon and Gold has taken home the award. Bradford nabbed her 10th career Player of the Week honor by averaging 24 points, 12.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 blocks over the Chippewas’ two contests.
Bradford currently ranks among the nation’s top 50 players in double-doubles (21st/8) scoring (20.2/33rd), rebounding (10.7/27th) and steals (59th/2.4)