Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Central Michigan junior Crystal Bradford was named the MAC West Player of the Week for the eighth time in her career Monday.
Bradford Named MAC West Player of the Week

Mount Pleasant, Mich. - Central Michigan junior Crystal Bradford has been named the Mid-American Conference West Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning. 

Bradford scored six of her McGuirk Arena 34 points in the final 21 seconds, including the game-winning three with 0.2 seconds left to give the Chippewas a 94-91 win over Dayton on Thursday, Dec. 5. Bradford scored 16 first-half points to help the Maroon and Gold claim a 46-40 lead at the break, but it was her heroics down the stretch that allowed CMU to come from behind and claim a victory in its home opener.

Down six with 27 seconds to play, Bradford dribbled up the court and hit a pull-up three with 21 seconds remaining. After a pair of missed free throws by the Flyers, Bradford assisted on Taylor Johnson's game-tying three with 5.7 seconds. The junior then took a pass from Johnson, who stole the ensuing inbounds pass, and hit a game-winning fall-away three with 0.2 seconds remaining to cement herself in the record books of McGuirk Arena and earn the No. 2 spot on ESPN's SportsCenter's Top Plays.

Bradford finished the night 13-for-20 from the field, including 5-for-8 from three to match her career high for three-point field goals made. She also pulled down 12 rebounds in the contest for her 26th career double-double.

The award is the first of the season for Bradford and the eighth of her career. 

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