Unbeaten Chippewas Host Toledo on Saturday

Feb. 9, 2018


CENTRAL MICHIGAN vs. TOLEDO
19-3, 11-0 MAC 15-9, 6-6 MAC
Saturday, Feb. 10 | 1 p.m.
McGuirk Arena | Mount Pleasant, Mich.
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 TV: ESPN3
Live Stats: Gametracker
Game Notes: Central Michigan | Toledo
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GAME PREVIEW 
• Central Michigan (19-3, 11-0 MAC) remains undefeated in the Mid-American Conference and will play host to Toledo (15-9, 6-6 MAC) on Saturday (1 p.m.) McGuirk Arena.
• Central Michigan escaped Ohio, 74-72, on Wednesday in Athens, Ohio. Junior Presley Hudson led the Chippewas with 22 points, while senior Tinara Moore and junior Reyna Frost each added a double-double.
• CMU trails the all-time series with the Rockets, 48-31. The teams first met in 1980.
• The Chippewas split the season series with Toledo a year ago, with CMU breaking a five-game losing skid against the Rockets by winning, 72-61, on Feb. 18, 2017 at home.
• A win over Toledo would mark the seventh time in eight years that the Chippewas have recorded at least 20 wins under coach Sue Guevara. It would be the second-fastest time in program history that CMU has reached the 20-win mark (23 games). The 1983-84 team posted 20 wins in 22 games.
• CMU is 302-300 all-time in MAC games. The Chippewas recorded the program’s 300th MAC win against Buffalo on Jan. 31, 2018.
• Over the last three seasons, Central Michigan is 22-1 in home league games and 16-0 since Jan. 20, 2016 when it fell to Toledo in overtime.
• The Chippewas have used the same five starters -- Cassie Breen, Reyna Frost, Presley Hudson, Micaela Kelly and Tinara Moore -- in every game this season.
• CMU is the only team in the MAC to have started the same five all season.


TRENDING
• Central Michigan ranks fourth in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll and is the lone undefeated team in MAC play.
• The Chippewas received 10 votes in the USA Today coaches poll and two votes in the Associated Press poll this week.
• The Chippewas rank third in the nation and lead the MAC in free throw percentage (.800).  In conference play, CMU leads the MAC with a .776 free throw percentage (177-of-228).
• CMU continues to lead the conference and ranks ninth among NCAA Division I with an average of 9.8 3-pointers per game. The next best MAC team is Northern Illinois (8.3).
• CMU is the MAC’s top scoring team at 83 points per game. They are 12th nationally in that category.
• Junior Presley Hudson is leading the MAC and ranks fifth in the nation with 3.8 triples per game.
• Hudson is sixth in the country and leads the league in free throw percentage. She is 70-of-76 (92.1 percent).
• Hudson has drained 83 triples this season, which leads the league and is good for seventh in the country.
• Junior Reyna Frost is dominating on the boards as she ranks eighth nationally in rebounds per game (12.2) and seventh in offensive rebounds per game (4.9).
• Frost is grabbing 7.3 defensive board per game, which leads the MAC and ranks 21st in the NCAA.
• Frost and senior Tinara Moore each have recorded 11 double-doubles, which co-leads the MAC and ranks 23rd in the nation. Moore has 36 career double-doubles; Frost has 26.
• Moore is averaging a team-best 18.5 points per game, which ranks fourth in the MAC and 58th in the nation.
• Moore is shooting 59.6 percent from the floor (143-of-240), which ranks third in the MAC and 14th in the NCAA.
• Moore recorded two blocks against Northern Illinois on Jan. 18 to become CMU's program leader. She has 187 in her career. She passed Crystal Bradford (2011-15), who recorded 171.
• Moore leads the MAC and ranks 28th in the nation averaging 2.3 blocks per game.
• Senior Cassie Breen is 40th in the NCAA and fifth in the conference with 2.8 triples per game.
• Breen needs 14 3-pointers to become CMU’s career leader. NIki DiGuilio (2010-14) holds the record at 288. Breen has 275.
• Breen passed Shonda Long (2008-11) for second all-time after making six triples vs. Iowa State (11/25/17).
• Coach Sue Guevara recorded her 100th win at McGuirk Arena with a 88-84 victory over Kent State on Jan. 13.


LAST TIME OUT
• Central Michigan overcame a rash of turnovers and missed free throws in the final minute on Feb. 7 in holding off Ohio, 74-72, in a wild Mid-American Conference game at the Bobcats’ Convocation Center.
• Hudson scored 22 points to lead CMU, while Moore had 18 and Frost added 16. Hudson made 5 of her 10 3-point field goal attempts. Kelly and Breen finished with nine points apiece for the Chippewas.
• Frost and Moore grabbed 15 rebounds apiece. It was the 11th double-double of the season for both. Frost added a career-high six assists, and Moore finished with four blocks.
• Freshman Cierra Hooks scored 30 points on 12-of-20 shooting for Ohio. Dominique Doseck added 24 points.
• CMU outrebounded the Bobcats, 47-34.
• The Chippewas committed 22 turnovers, 15 of them Bobcat steals. It was CMU’s third-highest turnover total of the season.
• CMU led by as many as 13 points in the first half, and was up 40-33 at halftime.


SCOUTING TOLEDO
• The Rockets are 15-9 overall with a 6-6 Mid-American Conference mark and are led by 10th-year head coach Tricia Cullop.
• Toledo lost 67-58 at Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday. Junior Mikaela Boyd led the Rockets with 18 points, while classmate Kaayla McIntyre and sophomore Mariella Santucci added 12 and 11, respectively.
• McIntyre is leading the Rockets in scoring at 15.3 points per game, while Boyd averages 12.1. • Senior Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott has drained a team-high 52 3-pointers, and Boyd has dished out 100 assists.
• Toledo leads the all-time series with CMU, 48-31, and the Rockets have won five of the last six.


UP NEXT FOR THE CHIPPEWAS
• Central Michigan will travel to Buffalo on Wednesday, Feb. 14 for a 7 p.m. showdown in the Bulls’ Alumni Arena.
• The Bulls are 18-4, 9-2 MAC and are led by sixth-year head coach Felisha Legette-Jack.
• Buffalo has won its last two games after suffering a loss at CMU on Jan. 31. The Bulls wins have come over Toledo, 84-73; and Kent State, 80-42.
• Central Michigan has the edge in the all-time series with Buffalo, 12-11.
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