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Central Michigan (1-1) at Marquette (3-0)
Sunday, Nov. 17 - 2 p.m. | Milwaukee, Wis. | McGuire Center
Live Audio: www.cmuchippewas.com
Radio: 91.5 wmhw-fm; Jared Sandler (play-by-play), Colin Hinman (color) and Matt Kearney (host)
Live Stats/Video: GoMarquette.com | Twitter: @CMUWBBall | Facebook: /CMUWBBall
|Probable Starters (Based on previous game)|
|G||1||Da'Jourie Turner||5-6||So.||2-2||10.0||1.5||2.5 APG|
|G||3||Jessica Green||5-10||Jr.||2-2||9.5||2.5||2.5 APG|
|G||12||Kerby Tamm||5-10||Jr.||2-2||6.0||7.5.0||2.0 APG|
|G||24||Niki DiGuilio||5-8||Sr.||2-2||17.0||2.0||7 3FGM|
|F||32||Jas'Mine Bracey||6-2||Jr.||2-2||11.0||11.0||2.5 BPG|
Welcome to the Club
Junior Crystal Bradford became the 22nd player in program to join the 1,000-point club with her 23-point performance at Kentucky Sunday afternoon. Bradford needed just 66 games to accomplish the feat and currently ranks 20th in program history with 1,009 career points.
Three more CMU players are on pace to join Crystal Bradford in the 1,000-point club this season, including Taylor Johnson (897 points) and Niki DiGuilio (871) and junior Jessica Green (709). CMU has had 22 players reach the 1,000-point mark in program history, with six of them accomplishing the feat under Guevara.
Redshirt freshman Jewel Cotton displayed why the CMU coaching staff is so high on her potential Sunday, scoring on three-straight possessions versus No. 7/8 Kentucky. Cotton finished the contest with a season-best 12 points for her first career double-digit effort. The 6-2 forward has also pulled down seven boards in each of the first two contests.
DiGuilio Dialed In
Senior Niki DiGuilio is locked in from behind the arc, knocking down seven triples in the first two games. The senior scored a team-best 20 points in the season opener at UMass and notched her second-straight double-digit effort at Kentucky with 14. DiGuilio needs just 129 points to reach 1,000 for her career and 36 three-point field goals to break the all-time CMU mark.
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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.
The Chippewas scored the seventh most points in program history in their 105-61 win at UMass last Sunday. The 100-point effort was the 15th in program history and the seventh under head coach Sue Guevara. Six players scored in double figures for the Maroon and Gold, including all five starters.
Juniors Kerby Tamm and Jas’Mine Bracey posted double-doubles in the season opener at UMass, becoming the first pair of teammates to accomplish the feat since the 2011-12 season. Tamm posted a career-high 14 rebounds and 10 points for her first career double-double, while Bracey had 14 points and 13 boards for to record her seventh career double-double.
Crash the Glass
The Chippewas held a 62-33 advantage on the glass over the Minutewomen, posting the fifth best single-game rebounding effort by a team in program history.
“Re Re” Makes Her Mark
Sophomore Da’Jourie Turner, who appeared in 22 games as a true freshman, made her first career start at UMass, setting new career highs for points (14), made field goals (4) and minutes (26), while matching her career best in assists (3).