Central Michigan (3-5) vs. Prairie View A&M (0-8)
Wednesday, Dec. 18 | 12 p.m | Mount Pleasant, Mich. | McGuirk Arena
Live Audio: www.cmuchippewas.com
Radio: 91.5 wmhw-fm; Matt Pocket (play-by-play), David Lyden (color) and Bradley Tunney (host)
Live Stats/Video: GoJacks.com | Twitter: @CMUWBBall | Facebook: /CMUWBBall
|Probable Starters (Based on previous game)|
|G||1||Da'Jourie Turner||5-6||So.||8-7||5.5||1.3||1.9 APG|
|G||3||Jessica Green||5-10||Jr.||8-7||10.8||3.0||4.3 APG|
|G||12||Kerby Tamm||5-10||Jr.||8-8||6.9||4.6||13 3FGM|
|G||24||Niki DiGuilio||5-8||Sr.||8-8||14.8||2.4||31 3FGM|
|F||32||Jas'Mine Bracey||6-2||Jr.||8-8||9.9||10.8||1.3 BPG|
Top 10 Worthy
Crystal Bradford gave CMU a 94-91 win and earned the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter’s “Top 10 Plays” when she knocked down the game-winning three with 0.2 seconds remaining versus Dayton on Dec. 5. Bradford finished the game with a McGuirk Arena record 34 points and also pulled down 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
Hoops For Hunger
Nearly 3,000 children from surrounding Mid-Michigan school districts will be in attendance Wednesday when CMU takes on Prairie View A&M. The children helped raise over 31,000 pounds in food to be distributed through local food shelters by collecting non-perishable canned and boxed food, personal care items and cash donations.
Bracey Battles on the Block
Junior Jas'Mine Bracey is the only player in the Mid-American Conference that is currently averaging double figures rebounding. Bracey has three double-doubles this season and is averaging 9.9 points and a league-best 10.7 rebounds per game.
Let it Rain
The Chippewas rank fourth among all Division I programs with 9.8 made three-point field goals per contest. CMU set a program record with 18 triples versus Xavier on Nov. 30 and have hit at least 11 treys in each of the last three games.
CMU matched its season high with 21 assists Sunday at South Dakota State. The Chippewas have dished out 20-plus assists three times and are having 19.6 assists per game in their three victories.
DiGuilio Dialed In
It won’t be long until senior Niki DiGuilio becomes the all-time leader in three-point field goals at CMU. DiGuilio enters Wednesday’s contest just 12 triples shy of breaking the record and leads the Chippewas with 31 treys on the season. She currently ranks fifth in Division I women’s basketball with 3.88 three-point field goals per game and has made at least three in seven of eight games this season.
Junior Kerby Tamm has also found her hot hand from behind the arc, scoring in double figures in each of the last three contests. Tamm scored a career-high 18 points versus Xavier on Nov. 30, 12 in the Chippewas’ win versus Dayton on Dec. 5 and 11 Sunday at South Dakota State She is shooting 52 percent (13-for-25) from behind the arc in the last three games.