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Marcus Keene and Braylon Rayson combined for 73 points, the
Chippewas held a commanding first-half lead, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.The Central Michigan men’s basketball season likely came to
an end Monday night as CMU fell 116-106 in overtime at Kent State in the first
round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Marcus Keene and Braylon Rayson said before the season
started that big things were ahead of them.The former Texas high school rivals did not disappoint.
Win four games in six days — that is what the Central
Michigan men’s basketball team must do to win the Mid-American Conference
Tournament and make the NCAA Tournament.The No. 11 seed Chippewas will take on No. 6 seed Kent State
in the first round of the tournament Monday night at the Memorial Athletic
Convocation Center in Kent, Ohio.
It’s been more than three decades since a Central Michigan women’s basketball could say it was Mid-American Conference regular season champions.The Chippewas can say that and more after knocking off Eastern Michigan 71-48 Saturday at McGuirk Arena on senior day.
Defending its Mid-American Conference West Division title, the Central Michigan women's basketball team defeated Eastern Michigan X-X to end the regular season.The Chippewas finished 23-7 overall, 15-3 in the MAC and will head into the MAC Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the conference.CMU controlled the game from the tip, opening the first quarter on a 5-0 run and keeping the lead throughout the game.Senior forward Jewel Cotton led the Chippewas in the first half with eight points, hitting a jumper in the lane to end the half 28-16 in favor of CMU.CMU forced 5 EMU turnovers before halftime and held the Eagles to 6-of-29 shooting.Junior forward Tinara Moore and Cotton led the Chippewas in scoring, finishing with 14 points apiece.
While the Central Michigan women’s basketball team is on the verge of winning a Mid-American Conference West title, head coach Sue Guevara said wants people to remember what Saturday is all about.
Coming into this rivalry season finale, the Central Michigan men’s basketball team had lost six straight games, while Western Michigan had won seven in a row.Regardless of the recent play, tonight both came ready, but this time it was the Broncos who pulled away at the end.
After losing six consecutive games, the Central Michigan men’s basketball team will take on rival Western Michigan in the regular season finale at 7 p.m.
Going to your rivals arena to play one of the final two games left in the regular season, while your tied for first place in the Mid-American Conference West Division, doesn't seem to be an easy task.
Senior guard Braylon Rayson played his last game at McGuirk Arena on Saturday. Before the senior night game started, Rayson was honored and given a framed jersey for his efforts at Central Michigan for the last four years. Saturday's game was the first time Rayson was able to play in front of his mother and grandmother — Kasandra Rayson and Darnell Smith — who drove 18 hours from Dallas, Texas.Rayson was subbed off with about two minutes left in the game and received a standing ovation from the crowd.
With just two games left in the regular season, the Central Michigan women’s basketball team finds itself in the heart of the Mid-American Conference West Division title race.The Chippewas (21-7, 13-3 MAC) will look to get back on the winning track, after losing to Ball State this past Saturday, when they head to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan at 7 p.m.
Lost in the shuffle of another double-digit loss was perhaps one of the bigger accomplishments in Central Michigan men’s basketball history.Two weeks after breaking the CMU program record for points in a single season, Marcus Keene took it a step further Tuesday night.The junior from San Antonio, Texas scored 21 points against Eastern Michigan to break the Mid-American Conference single-season record, set by Ohio’s Dave Jamerson in 1989 (874).Keene needed 15 points to break the record and hit a couple free throws mid-way through the second half to achieve the milestone.“This is all the work I put in on my off-year stuff and my coaches and teammates are allowing me to have success shooting the ball, so that’s how I broke the record,” Keene said.Keene shot 6-of-17 from the field and 1-of-8 from the 3-point line in the Chippewas’ 109-81 loss to EMU.
On a night where senior Braylon Rayson played his last game in McGuirk Arena, Eastern Michigan's Ray Lee stole the show.Lee scored a game-high and an EMU record 50 points as the Eagles topped the Central Michigan men's basketball team, 109-81 on senior night Tuesday. "I don't have the answer (to what happened)," said head coach Keno Davis.
This one was over by halftime. The Central Michigan men's basketball team came into Tuesday's game looking to end its five-game skid, but was dominated in all phases of the game in route to a 109-81 loss against Eastern Michigan at McGuirk Arena.The Eagles led 54-29 at the break and continued their fast play and stingy defense in the second half.
Junior forward Tinara Moore took home this week's Mid-American Conference Player of the Week. The Southgate native, averaged 24.5 points, nine rebounds and six blocks to as the Central Michigan women's basketball team finished the week 1-1. Moore scored 24 points, pulled down 15 rebounds and recorded a program-record nine blocks in the win against Northern Illinois on Feb.
Senior night brings with it a flurry of emotion, reflection
and a chance to end one’s home career on a high note. Four members of the Central Michigan men’s basketball team
will play their final games at McGuirk Arena Tuesday night when the Chippewas host
Eastern Michigan at 7 p.m.Seniors Braylon Rayson, Blake Hibbits and walk-ons Tanner
Beachnau and Cole Israelson will all take the court for the final time in their
No matter how unfair it may seem, even a good season can all be changed by just one loss — especially when the competition is close. After winning seven straight games, the Central Michigan women's basketball team lost this past weekend to Ball State 81-73, and now finds themselves in a must-win position this week if they want at least a share of the Mid-American Conference West Division title. Head coach Sue Guevara said she didn't feel her team brought everything it could to the game Saturday, and they let that get to their heads throughout the entire day.“What I didn't see out of the gate Saturday was a sense of urgency in this team,” Guevara said.
With a chance to secure at least a share of the Mid-American Conference West Division against Ball State, the Central Michigan women’s basketball team gave everything they had in the second half trying to do so.Unfortunately for CMU, the Cardinals start to the game became too much for them to overcome.The Chippewas (21-7, 13-3 MAC) fell to Ball State by a final score of 81-73 in a game that was close until the finish.
On Wednesday night, the Central Michigan women’s basketball team was tested by taking on Northern Illinois (18-8, 11-4 Mid-American Conference) who was one game behind them in the MAC West standings.The Chippewas respond with a program record 72-point first half, owning the Huskies from start to finish, winning by a final score of 109-86.So what does CMU get for its next game?
Different night, similar story for the Central Michigan men’s
basketball team.The Chippewas once again went down by double-digits in the
first half and were unable to rally on their way to a 87-66 defeat at the hands
of the Toledo Rockets Friday night at Savage Arena.