Trey Zeigler has flu-like symptoms as men's basketball goes to Bowling Green
The Central Michigan men’s basketball team might have to try to snap a three-game losing streak without its leading scorer at 7 p.m. today at Bowling Green.
Sophomore guard Trey Zeigler, the Mid-American Conference’s fourth leading scorer, has flu-like symptoms, according to head coach Ernie Zeigler. Ernie said Trey has been vomiting and if he feels that way tonight, he most likely won’t play.
The Chippewas will have to look to others without their leading scorer.
Trey’s 16 points-per-game is 4.3 points per game more than sophomore guard Derek Jackson – the team’s second-leading scorer.
On Feb. 2, 2011, the Chippewas last faced the Falcons, beating them 69-64 in McGuirk Arena. But CMU leaders in that game were seniors that have since left.
Senior guard Dee Brown, the team’s fourth-leading scorer, went 7-for-10 in the loss against the Chippewas, scoring a game-high 20 points.
Junior forward A’uston Calhoun scored a game-high 29 points in the BGSU loss Saturday against Buffalo. He was in foul trouble the last time these two teams met, but was able to score 15 points.
This game begins a six-game stretch for CMU against MAC East opponents.
“It’s very important to get a win, especially coming off these three games,” said freshman guard Austin McBroom. “We’ve lost three games. It’s big to get a win, especially against the (MAC) East, to get us going further on in the season.”
The Chippewas are slowly improving their ball movement. In the 73-52 loss against Ball State on Jan. 18, CMU mustered up four assists.
Three days later, McBroom lead the team with six of the team’s 13 assists.
“It’s extremely important, especially because we have a lot more than one scorer on the team,” McBroom said about having ball movement. “When we get that ball moving, a lot of people have open shots, and can hit them.”
McBroom is the main facilitator, but when Trey or Jackson struggle offensively, he knows he has the ability to make shots.
He is one 3-point make shy of tying Jackson for the team lead. McBroom has 34 baskets from behind the 3-point and has a team-leading 46.6 percent from that range.
“It’s on how the game is going,” McBroom said in regard to if he passes or shoots the ball more. “If (Trey and Jackson) are struggling, then I feel the need to step up and try to see what I can do on offense.
“If not, then I have to get them the ball and see what they can do on offense.”