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Central Michigan basketball forward Luke Meyer will join
nine other players from around the country to participate in the Reach USA
Friendship Tour of the Far East.Meyer, who will be a senior next season, was selected to
join the American squad, which will play eight games in two weeks against various
Asian professional teams. The cultural exchange trip will allow the team to experience international basketball, learn about different cultures and develop new relationships. The team, coached by Paris Junior College head coach Tom Schuberth, left on May 13 and returns on May 28. Meyer said he is excited for the opportunity to travel and
represent his country.
A former Central Michigan basketball star is heading to the
land down under.Chris Fowler, a 2016 graduate and four-year starter at point
guard, recently signed with the Rockhampton Rockets of the Queensland
Basketball League in Australia.
A new year brought in new faces, milestones and downfalls for Central Michigan athletics.After returning from Miami without a bowl game win and a 6-7 season record, the football team’s next endeavor during the offseason was to replace star quarterback Cooper Rush.Starting 50 consecutive games in his four-year career, Rush became the second highest passer in Mid-American Conference history, throwing for 12,894 yards and 90 touchdowns in his tenure with the Chippewas.
Keno Davis, Central Michigan men's basketball head coach is an active reader of anything college basketball. With the Division I NCAA Tournament in full swing, Davis teamed up with 1995 CMU graduate Eric Gaertner from MLive to write a book called Busting Brackets and Breaking Ankles. The book is based on the 2015-16 basketball season where the Chippewas finished with a 10-8 Mid-American Conference record and were tied with Ball State to lead the MAC West Division. Senior point guard Chris Fowler led the team during the 2015-16 season.
This time, the announcement was official.Junior guard Marcus Keene officially declared for the 2017 NBA Draft and will leave the Central Michigan men’s basketball team after one season with the program.Keene made the announcement on Instagram and Twitter account Tuesday morning.“At this time, I would like to announce with the blessings of my family, coaches and teammates that I will be entering the NBA draft,” Keene said in the post.
After winning nine of their final 10 regular season games, the
Central Michigan women’s basketball team lost its final two games to Wright
State in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Thursday
and to Western Michigan in the Mid-American Conference quarterfinals on March
In both games, CMU had the lead going into the final few minutes
of the contest, but couldn't hold on to secure a victory.
It wasn't the ideal ending to the season for the Central Michigan women’s basketball team, dropping it’s final two games after winning the regular season Mid-American conference championship.However, the Chippewas still broke a lot of records and did some things that haven’t been done in awhile around this basketball program.Here is a look at CMU’s season by the numbers.15The Chippewas were almost unstoppable at home this season, posting a 15-1 record at McGuirk Arena which is a program record for the most home wins in a single-season.
It didn't matter who the Central Michigan women’s basketball team was going up against during the Mid-American Conference portion of the season, you just had a feeling they were going to get the win.Yet Thursday night, when I went through my normal routine to cover the Women’s National Invitational Tournament game against Wright State, I just had the feeling CMU wouldn't have enough.In the end, I was right, and CMU is left wondering for a second straight season — what could've been.It doesn't get more promising heading into the postseason than how the Chippewas were playing.Coming off being shocked in last year's MAC Tournament, CMU was able to win nine of its final 10 games, finishing 15-3 in the conference, earning its first regular season MAC Championship in 32 years.The Chippewas also finished with a program record 15 wins at home.
It was another heart-breaking loss for the Central Michigan women's basketball team Thursday night. After a hard fought battle with Wright State, the Chippewas had one last chance to tie the game and send it to overtime with seven seconds left to play. Junior forward Tinara Moore's layup rolled off the rim as time expired, resulting in a 66-64 loss in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Chippewas were looking for their first postseason win outside of the Mid-American Conference Tournament, but they will have to wait another year to accomplish the task. CMU finished the season 23-9 with back-to-back losses to Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals and Thursday's defeat. Moore and junior guard Cassie Breen led the way for the Chippewas on offense.
It’s not the tournament head coach Sue Guevara and her team wanted to be in — but they’re happy to still be playing.The Central Michigan women’s basketball team has had a week to regroup from a 67-63 loss to Western Michigan in the Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinals on March 8.
Marcus Keene has not declared for the 2017 NBA Draft — at least not yet. The Central Michigan junior guard posted to his Instagram account on Wednesday he has not made a decision whether he would declare for the draft or return for his senior year.The Associated Press reported Tuesday the Central Michigan redshirt junior guard was declaring for the draft — foregoing his final year of eligibility.
Jewel Cotton's battle goes beyond playing on the basketball court and deals with overcoming more than school and life.Injuries have become a part of what the senior forward on the Central Michigan women's basketball team has had to deal with daily to play the game she loves.“This year wasn't my first time dealing with an injury, so I know the ropes,” Cotton said.
Marcus Keene is reportedly taking his
talents to the NBA.
The Central Michigan women's basketball team's resume earned them a spot in this year's Women's National Invitational Tournament.The Chippewas will take take on Wright State (24-8, 15-3 Horizon League) on Thursday the Nutter Center in Fairborn, Ohio.
It wasn't suppose to be this way for the Central Michigan women’s basketball team.After an historic season for the program, going 23-7 and 15-3 in the Mid-American Conference to be crowned as the outright regular season MAC champions for the first time in 32 years, this team could seemingly do no wrong.But sports aren’t always fair, and neither is life for this team right now.As the No. 1 seed in the MAC tournament this year, CMU was looking for redemption from a season ago, when the Chippewas lost in overtime in the conference title game to Buffalo.CMU was matched up in the quarterfinal with its rival, Western Michigan, who the Chippewas beat just over a week ago, 94-73 on WMU’s home court.The Chippewas swept the season series against WMU, making it five straight wins over the Broncos.
From being tied for first place to plummeting to an eight-game
losing streak — that’s how the season ended for the Central Michigan men’s
The Central Michigan women's basketball team's season isn't over just yet. Despite a first round exit from the Mid-American Conference Tournament Wednesday, the Chippewas will have a chance to redeem themselves.
It was Deja vu for the Central Michigan women's basketball team Wednesday – and not in a good way. The Chippewas led Western Michigan 63-62 with 21 seconds left, but two turnovers and a WMU 3-pointer with 11 seconds to play gave the Broncos a 67-63 win, knocking CMU out of the Mid-American Conference Tournament in the quarterfinals.