MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan travels to Ball State this week to resume Mid-American Conference play. The Chippewas will be fighting for their third MAC victory this season against the last league team they defeated.
The Chippewas (9-17, 2-10) are 31-58 all-time against the Cardinals (11-14, 4-8), dating back to 1947. Central Michigan defeated the Cardinals earlier this season, 71-57, at McGuirk Arena. The Chippewas have won in Worthen Arena two times since 1992, most recently in 2003.
Freshman guard Chris Fowler has tallied back-to-back-to-back double-digit socring nights for the first time this season, notching a new career-high 19 points at Youngstown State on Saturday to go along with his average of five assists.
• THE MATCHUP
Central Michigan at Ball State
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 • 7 p.m. ET
Muncie, Ind. • Worthen Arena (11,500)
• THE BROADCAST
Central Michigan at Ball State • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
Radio: Central Michigan IMG Sports Network - Flagship 95.3 WCFX-FM, Mount Pleasant
(play-by-play); (color analyst)
• THE OPENING TIP
• It’s back to MAC play this week as the Chippewas try to get back on the winning track with road games at Ball State and Northern Illinois. The Cardinals were on the other end of CMU’s second MAC victory earlier this season.
• Three of the last four regular-season games are on the road for the Chippewas.
• The Chippewas are the only team in the MAC starting four freshmen (and five newcomers).
• THE SERIES
• Ball State leads the all-time series, 58-31. Central Michigan beat the Cardinals earlier this year, snapping a five-game losing skid to the Cardinals, but are 2-18 all-time in Worthen Arena.