Central Michigan earned its third Mid-American Conference Tournament title overall and first since 1984.

The Chippewas will be making their third consecutive appearance in a postseason tournament, marking the longest streak in program history.

Sophomore Crystal Bradford was named Tournament MVP after averaging 18.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game. She has earned All-Tournament honors in each of her first two seasons.

Bradford became just the second player in program history to be named MAC Tournament MVP, joining Latanga Cox from the Chippewas' last championship team in 1984.

Bradford also pulled down 10 rebounds, marking her 14th double-double of the season.

Seniors Jessica Schroll and Brandie Baker were each named to the All-Tournament team, marking the second-straight season CMU had three players named to the squad.

Baker finished the afternoon with 14 points, moving into sole possession of 10th place all time in the CMU record book with 1,269 career points.

Bradford finished the game 6-for-14 shooting, becoming just the fourth player in program history to make 200 baskets in a season. She currently ranks second with 203 made field goals.

Bradford also moved into second place in a single season with her three blocks in the game as she now has a career-high 58 on the season. She is just four shy of the single-season record of 62 set by Ann Skufca in 2006-07.

CMU improved to 18-3 this season when leading at the half, 21-2 when allowing 70 points or fewer and 15-3 when at least four players score in double figures.

Four CMU players finished the tournament averaging double figures in scoring - Bradford (18.7), Schroll (13.0), Baker (11.3) and Johnson (10.3).

CMU forced 17 turnovers in the contest and a total of 47 in the three MAC Tournament games combined (22.3 TO/gm).

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