Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Central Michigan forward John Simons drives on Western Michigan at McGuirk Arena, January 26. Simons leads the Chippewas with 5.0 rebounds per game, and ranks third in the MAC among active freshmen.
Game Notes: Central Michigan Travels to Kent State

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
Don Chiodo (play-by-play); Robbie Harman (color analyst)

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 • 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.