Central Michigan (3-4) at South Dakota State (7-4)
Sunday, Dec. 15 | 2 p.m | Brookings, S.D. | Frost Arena
Live Audio: www.cmuchippewas.com
Radio: 91.5 wmhw-fm; Jared Sandler (play-by-play) and Matt Pocket (color)
Live Stats/Video: GoJacks.com | Twitter: @CMUWBBall | Facebook: /CMUWBBall
|Probable Starters (Based on previous game)|
|G||1||Da'Jourie Turner||5-6||So.||7-6||6.3||1.4||2.1 APG|
|G||3||Jessica Green||5-10||Jr.||7-6||9.3||3.3||4.1 APG|
|G||12||Kerby Tamm||5-10||Jr.||7-7||6.3||5.0||13 3FGM|
|G||24||Niki DiGuilio||5-8||Sr.||7-7||14.7||2.4||26 3FGM|
|F||32||Jas'Mine Bracey||6-2||Jr.||7-7||10.1||10.7||1.4 BPG|
Top 10 Worthy
Crystal Bradford gave CMU a 94-91 win and earned the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter’s “Top 10 Plays” when she knocked down the game-winning three with 0.2 seconds remaining versus Dayton last Thursday. Bradford finished the game with a McGuirk Arena record 34 points and also pulled down 12 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.
Bracey Battles on the Block
Junior Jas'Mine Bracey is the only player in the Mid-American Conference that is currently averaging a double-double. Bracey has three double-doubles this season and is averaging 10.1 points and a league-best 10.7 rebounds per game.
Let it Rain
The Chippewas have been on fire from behind the arc the last two games, making 32-of-66 (48.4 percent) attempts. CMU set a program record with 18 triples versus Xavier on Nov. 30 before knocking down 14 treys in its victory over Dayton. CMU currently ranks fifth in the country with 9.6 made three-point field goals per game.
CMU is averaging 19.6 assists per game in its three victories this season and just 10.25 in its four losses. Twice this season CMU has dished out at least 20 assists, including a season-high 21 versus Xavier at the Paradise Jam.
DiGuilio Dialed In
It won’t be long until senior Niki DiGuilio becomes the all-time leader in three-point field goals at CMU. DiGuilio enters Sunday’s contest just 17 triples shy of breaking the record and lead the Chippewas with 26 treys on the season. She currently ranks sixth in Division I women’s basketball with 3.71 three-point field goals per game and has made at least three in six of seven games this season.
Junior Kerby Tamm has also found her hot hand from behind the arc, scoring in double figures in each of the last two contests. Tamm scored a career-high 18 points versus Xavier on Nov. 30 and notched 12 in the Chippewas’ win versus Dayton on Dec. 5. She is shooting 50 percent (10-for-20) from behind the arc in the last two games.
Bradford Named MAC West Player of the Week
After scoring a McGuirk Arena record 34 points, junior Crystal Bradford was named the MAC West Player of the week for the first time this season. Bradford earned the award five times as a sophomore and twice as a freshman.