MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Coming off what head coach Keno Davis called "probably our best game of the season" after a taking undefeated Akron to the wire, Central Michgian sets its sites on Kent State for another road date in Ohio.
Central Michigan (9-13, 2-7 MAC) is 29-42 all-time against Kent State (12-11, 3-6 MAC) dating back to 1950. THe Golden Flashes have taken control over the series, winning the last 10 matchups. The Chippewas' most recent victory over Kent State came in the Mid-American Conference Tournament in 2003, when Central Michigan defeated the Golden Flashes 77-67 in the championship game.
Senior guard Kyle Randall has scored 20-plus points in three consecutive games, brining his scoring average in conference play to a league-high 19.4 ppg. Freshman guard Chris Fowler broke the program's Division I freshman assist record last time out, and is within five of tieing the program's all-time freshman record of 115.
• THE MATCHUP
Central Michigan at Kent State
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 • 7 p.m. ET
Kent, Ohio • Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (6,327)
• THE BROADCAST
Central Michigan at Kent State • Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013
Radio: Central Michigan IMG Sports Network - Flagship 95.3 WCFX-FM, Mount Pleasant
(play-by-play); (color analyst)
• THE OPENING TIP
• The Chippewas will wrap up the week just a few miles from where they started it, nearly upsetting first-place Akron on Tuesday night, as they visit Kent State Saturday evening.
• Fowler is five assists away from tying CMU’s all-time freshman record of 115– one of three freshman records that could go down this year.
• Randall has scored in the 20s each of the last three games, raising his MAC scoring average to league-leading 19.4 ppg.
• THE SERIES
Central Michigan is 27-42 all time against Kent State. The Golden Flashes have won the previous 10 matchups, dating back to the 2003-04 season. The Chippewas defeated Kent State in the 2003 MAC Tournament championship game 77-67 to advance to the NCAA Tournament.