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The Kent State men’s basketball team is heading to the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament after it beat Fairfield 72-68 Sunday at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn. The Golden Flashes (25-11) were up 66-58 with 4:19 remaining, but the Stags failed to quit.
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You could see it on Ernie Zeigler’s face as he sat down to field questions from the media. His answers were short, and he was more guarded – even more so than after his team’s second-half collapse against Ball State a week earlier. All Central Michigan needed to host an opening round game in the Mid-American Conference tournament was to win, or have Buffalo beat a struggling Bowling Green team.
Call it judgment day. With the regular season winding down for teams in the Mid-American Conference, this weekend is crucial in determining division titles and tournament seeding. For both, look no further than Saturday’s game between the Central Michigan men’s basketball team and in-state rival Western Michigan.
While a win Saturday against Western Michigan can go a long way in determining Central Michigan’s seeding in next week’s Mid-American Conference tournament, another league game will help determine the team’s opponent. Buffalo will play Bowling Green at 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio, and the winner will have great importance in CMU’s fate, especially if the Chippewas lose.
Western Michigan will be without one of its top scorers in one of its biggest games of the season this weekend. The Mid-American Conference handed WMU junior forward Flenard Whitfield a one-game suspension Thursday, forcing him to miss Saturday's game against CMU.
One moment Josh Merryman is dancing with the cheer team on the sidelines and the next he’s holding his oversized cardboard phone to a spectator’s ear, urging them to answer it. Merryman is the guy walking on his hands, tossing tightly wrapped T-shirts into the crowd and riding an unusually small tricycle onto the court of McGuirk Arena during basketball games.
Jesse Berry was struggling coming into Saturday’s game against CMU. Ball State’s freshman point guard, who was averaging around eight points per game, was held scoreless in the team’s previous two games, a loss against Wofford and win at Eastern Michigan. Berry’s slump looked to continue in the first half Saturday at McGuirk Arena. The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder did not score after attempting three shots.
Inexplicably, Central Michigan has a chance. Not a good chance, but the men’s basketball team has a semblance of a shot. Somehow, against the odds and despite the record it has and the criticism it has received, CMU is just two games back of the Mid-American Conference West Division lead. Ball State and Western Michigan share the lead at this point, each at 8-5. And surely, Ball State controls it’s own destiny, with tiebreakers in hand. But CMU gave itself a chance Wednesday night in DeKalb, Ill.
Loss. Win. Loss. Win.
Central Michigan has four regular season games remaining, and it’s not hard to figure out which two it likely will lose. It shouldn’t be hard. The men’s basketball team is terrible away from McGuirk Arena. It is the kind of terrible that only a record could describe. CMU is 1-12 on the road. Including neutral sites, you’re looking at a 2-13 team away from home.
A few positives were masked the first time Central Michigan played Eastern Michigan on Jan. 23.
An ugly 41-38 CMU loss in which the men’s basketball team shot a season-low 23.3 percent and an even worse 13.3 percent in the first half took attention away from junior forward Andre Coimbra’s first career double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds).
More importantly, CMU coach Ernie Zeigler will have to find a way to replicate the other positive: The way CMU defended EMU forward Brandon Bowdry. The two teams meet again at 7:30 tonight at McGuirk Arena, as CMU (7-17, 4-7 MAC) resumes Mid-American Conference West Division play.
The CMU women’s basketball team had four players in double-figures Saturday, helping lead it to a 74-62 victory against Akron at McGuirk Arena.
Senior Kaihla Szunko led all scorers with 25 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Central Michigan senior guard Amir Rashid has left the program.
In a statement released Thursday afternoon by CMU, Rashid made the decision to leave the team for “personal reasons.”
Central Michigan’s performance on Sunday can be classified as one of the worst offensive performances in the history of Division I men’s basketball. Don’t shoot the messenger, either.
In one of the most physical games the CMU men’s basketball team has played all season, the big guys stepped it up. Senior forward Will McClure scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds while junior forward Andre Coimbra scored 14 points and had six rebounds in the Chippewas 66-64 victory against NIU Thursday night at McGuirk Arena.
Call it Trey Zeigler’s final stand against Northern Illinois guard Xavier Silas. Forget the freshman’s 27 points, including two key free-throws with 1:12 remaining in Thursday’s Central Michigan-Northern Illinois men’s basketball game Thursday at McGuirk Arena. It was his defense — particularly late — that halted an NIU comeback. CMU prevailed 66-64 even without senior forward Jalin Thomas, who was out with an ankle sprain.
Ernie Zeigler could see it on his players’ faces. Holding onto a one-possession lead in the second half at Ball State on Saturday, any sense of momentum came to a grinding halt when Jalin Thomas fell to the floor at Worthern Arena reeling in pain