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CMU guards Finis Craddock and Derek Jackson celebrate after beating Bowling Green 69-64 Saturday at McGuirk Arena. Craddock had two points and two rebounds, while Jackson had 17 points and three rebounds. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

CMU holds on to beat Bowling Green, 69-64

This one was needed. After two bad losses on the road, the Central Michigan men’s basketball team searched for anything to try and turn things around and stay out of the bottom of the Mid-American Conference. CMU got it, in […]
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Senior forward Kaihla Szunko looks around for a teammate while Kent State's Leslie Schaefer holds her arms out to block Szunko's move during Saturday's game at McGuirk Arena. Szunko played all 40 minutes, recording a double-double, with 19 points, shooting 8-11 from the court, 1-1 from the 3-point line, and 11 total rebounds. (Sean Proctor/Staff Photographer)

Chippewas come from behind to beat Kent State

Sometimes all a team needs is a spark. And sophomore guard Jalisa Olive and junior forward Skylar Miller were that spark, essential in the Central Michigan women’s basketball team’s 78-72 comeback win against Kent State (16-7 overall, 7-4 Mid-American Conference) […]
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CMU returns home to play Bowling Green; Zeigler says team has ‘had slower learning curve’

Ernie Zeigler blamed himself first for his team’s poor showing Tuesday night in Buffalo. The Central Michigan men’s basketball coach said there is no time to coddle emotions after a 73-42 loss to the Bulls. Heading toward the 6:30 p.m. […]
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COLUMN: Tension building around Zeigler, men’s basketball team

Verbal sparring at McGuirk Arena! Tempers flare at Thursday’s practice! Junior forward Andre Coimbra was given harsh instruction from an assistant coach in the corner of the gym during the CMU men’s basketball practice.
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Conference implications on the line against Kent State

Sue Guevara knows a little something about cancer. The CMU women’s basketball head coach has lost her mother to cancer and two aunts to breast cancer. “My family has been hit by cancer,” she said. “It’s in my genes.”
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Standing tall: After walking on CMU women’s basketball team, freshman Kylie Welch looks to make a name for herself

The word "itty" applies to freshman guard Kylie Welch in many ways. A 5-foot-4 guard, she’s just short enough to be tied for the shortest on the Central Michigan women’s basketball roster. Itty is the nickname she was given by […]
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Shooting woes continue as CMU drops ninth straight on road

Central Michigan men’s basketball will go as far as Jalin Thomas and Trey Zeigler take it this season. Neither went far Tuesday night in Buffalo, N.Y. CMU lost its ninth consecutive road game — it is 0-5 on the road […]
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COLUMN: Mark it down — women will make NCAA Tournament

Not a single Central Michigan women’s basketball player was born when it last happened. It was 1985, the first year of the Donita Davenport era. She spent 12 seasons in Mount Pleasant as the women’s head basketball coach and is […]
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Road schedule doesn’t get any easier with Buffalo

Ernie Zeigler’s team has a problem. Not only has it struggled to score most of the season, but it has not won a road game in more than two months. CMU’s last win outside Mount Pleasant came on Nov. 24 […]
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Road woes: CMU suffers 66-53 loss at Kent State; drops eighth consecutive on road

So much for that offensive explosion. One game removed from its best offensive performance of the season, everything returned to normal. Turnovers spiked, shooting percentages plummeted and scoring became scarce as the Central Michigan men’s basketball team lost 66-53 against […]
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Women race by Ohio

It was Niki DiGuilio’s week. Last Wednesday the freshman guard scored a career-high 25 points in a win over Miami University. On Saturday, the 5-foot-8 guard led CMU with 20 points as the Chippewas beat the Ohio Bobcats 82-64 and […]
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Women have chance to win third straight against Ohio

Central Michigan has a chance to tie its longest win streak of the season. To do so, and win its third consecutive game, it’ll have to beat Ohio in Athens, Ohio, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


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