Blake Hibbits scored nineteen points on 5-10 shooting and was perfect from the free throw line (6-6) to lead the Chips to a convincing win over the Governors of Austin Peay. John Simons and Chris Fowler also played well scoring twelve and eleven points respectively. Braylon Rayson, a 5'9" freshman from Mesquite, Texas, had a great game off of the bench, scoring a career high eighteen points. Rayshawn Simmons had an odd stat line of four points, seven assists, and twelve rebounds (eight offensive).
Central Michigan did a decent job on the defensive end, giving up 75 points. Austin Peay committed seventeen turnovers and were out-rebounded 36-33. The Governors shot 52% from the field, but the difference was at the foul line. Central Michigan was 23-25 from the charity stripe while Austin Peay finished just 8-11. Seven steals also helped paved the way to a Chips victory.
Austin Peay was led by Travis Betran who scored sixteen.
Central Michigan plays the second game of their own tournament tomorrow against Montana State at 7:00.