Central Michigan advanced to its second-straight MAC Tournament title game. Last season, the Chippewas fell to No. 2 seed Eastern Michigan, 72-71, on a layup by Paige Redditt.
Saturday's championship game will be broadcast on SportsTime Ohio, Comcast Michigan and ESPN3.com with Mike Cairns and Jacki Windon.
CMU improved to 20-11 on the season and have now won 20-plus games in three-straight seasons for the first time in program history.
Sophomore Crystal Bradford scored a game-high 20 points, marking the 11th time this season and 17th time in her career. Bradford has played six games in her career at Quicken Loans Arena and has averaged 18.3 points per game.
With her 20 points, Bradford now has 482 on the season and is tied with Kaihla Szunko (2010-11) for the seventh-most points scored in a season. Bradford also ranks fourth in a single season with 197 made field goals.
Bradford also became just the fifth player in program history to pull down at least 300 rebounds as her five on the game brought her total to 303 on the season.
The Chippewas improved to 20-2 this season when holding opponents under 70 points, 17-3 when leading at the half and 14-3 when at least four players score in double figures.
CMU made all four free throw attempts in the last 16.2 seconds of play Friday and finished the game 13-for-14 from the line. The Chippewas have gone 30-for-33 (90.9 percent) in the first two games of the MAC Tournament.
Brandie Baker finished the game with three blocks and now ranks sixth all time in program history with 81 total.