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Central Michigan (14-8, 10-0 MAC) vs. Buffalo (13-8, 6-4 MAC)
Sunday, February 9 | 2 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, Mich. | McGuirk Arena (5,300)
Live Audio: www.cmuchippewas.com
Radio: 91.5 wmhw-fm; Jared Sandler (play-by-play), David Lyden (color) and Adam Jaksa (host)
Live Stats: BallStateSports.com | Twitter: @CMUWBBall | Facebook: /CMUWBBall
|Probable Starters (Based on previous game)|
|G||3||Jessica Green||5-10||Jr.||22-20||11.9||2.8||3.9 APG|
|G||12||Kerby Tamm||5-10||Jr.||22-22||7.5||4.2||46 3FGM|
|G||23||Crystal Bradford||6-0||Jr.||21-12||19.9||11.6||4.1 APG|
|G||24||Niki DiGuilio||5-8||Sr.||22-22||13.6||1.9||73 3FGM|
|F||32||Jas'Mine Bracey||6-2||Jr.||22-22||11.7||10.0||0.8 BPG|
CMU Hoops Quick Hitters
• The Chippewas are looking for a season sweep of Buffalo after a 82-68 win on 1/12.
• Crystal Bradford became the first play in MAC history and just 39th in NCAA history to record multiple triple-doubles in a season Thursday at Ball State.
• CMU’s 10-game winning streak is the third longest in program history.
• The Chippewas are 10-0 in MAC play for just the second time in program history and first since the 1983-84 season when they went a perfect 18-0.
Bradford Does It Again
Junior Crystal Bradford recorded her second triple-double of the season Thursday with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. Bradford is the first player in MAC history with multiple triple-doubles in a season and just the 39th player in NCAA history to accomplish the feat.
More on Bradford’s Triple-Double Accolades
• First player in MAC history with multiple triple-doubles in a career
• One of just two players in the country this season with multiple triple-doubles
• Fifth triple-double in program history, tying CMU for fourth all-time in NCAA history
Monkey off Their Back
CMU’s 84-81 overtime win at Ball State snapped a 14-game road losing streak to the Cardinals dating back to Feb. 23, 1998. Head Coach Sue Guevara had also lost all six road games versus BSU prior to the win.
The Chippewas’ 19-point comeback was their largest of the season, but not the first time they had erased a late deficit to win. The come-from-behind win marked the third time this season that CMU trailed by at least nine points with under 2:30 to play and came back to win.
Junior Jessica Green is on pace to score her 1,000th career point this season, needing to average just 5.3 points per game over CMU’s final nine guaranteed games. CMU would be just the 10th program in NCAA history to have four different 1,000-point scorers on the same roster should Green accomplish the feat.
Bracey on the Block
Junior Jas’Mine Bracey was named the MAC West Player of the Week for the first time in her career Monday after averaging 21.5 points and 14.0 rebounds per game last week. Bracey has posted three-straight double-doubles and is now just one of two players averaging double figures in points and rebounds in the MAC this season.
30 Years Later
CMU is off to its first 10-0 start in MAC play since the Chippewas went a perfect 18-0 during the 1983-84 season. The 10-game winning streak is also the longest since the same season when the Chippewas won a program-record 26 games.
Triple Tamm Time
Junior Kerby Tamm cracked CMU’s top 10 list for career three-point field goals last week and now ranks 10th all time with 105 triples. Tamm ranks first in the MAC with a 43.4 percent (46-for-106) and has hit at least two triples in 12 contests this season.
They Did What?
Central Michigan matched a program record last Saturday when it scored 68 points in the first half at Western Michigan. The Chippewas went on to eclipse the century mark for the third time this season, matching the third most points in program history with their 113-87 victory.
Welcome to the Club
Senior Taylor Johnson became the third player this season to join Central Michigan’s 1,000-point club, joining senior Niki DiGuilio and junior Crystal Bradford. This marks the first time in program history that the CMU lineup has featured three 1,000-point scorers in the same season.
Three-Point Streaks to Watch
The Chippewas have made at least one three-point field goal in all 213 games coached under head coach Sue Guevara. DiGuilio also enters Saturday’s game with streak of 27 consecutive games with at least one made shot from behind the arc.
No team in the country played a non-conference schedule as tough as Central Michigan according to the Jeff Sagarin/CBN Women’s College Basketball Rankings. CMU played three top-25 opponents, while 10 of its’ 12 games were against 2013 postseason teams.
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Central Michigan was a unanimous choice to win the Mid-American Conference West title and received nine of 12 votes to repeat at the MAC Tournament by the coaches in the leagues’ preseason poll. CMU returns 10 letterwinners and three starters from last season’s MAC Tourney championship squad.