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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Miami RedHawks men's basketball preview: By the numbers

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One is having a bitt of a disappointing season but can still turn things around. The other is having an admittedly horrible start to the MAC. Here's a look at some numbers that are pretty telling about Miami and CMU.

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Tuesday night pits the 10-9 (3-3) Central Michigan Chippewas against the Miami RedHawks 6-19 (0-6). Let's get right into the numbers.

63.9

That's the amount of points per game that the Miami RedHawks are scoring. Easily the worst in the conference. For comparison's sake, Central is putting up 77.0 per game.

-4.2

That's the scoring margin that Miami is sporting this season. They're the only team in the MAC with a negative margin in that category. Central is at +3.3.

9

That's the amount of consecutive losses that the RedHawks have. Coach John Cooper's seat might be feeling a bit hot if things don't get better real quick. Miami has thus not yet won a conference game.

12

The number of players on Miami's roster when it played Akron on Saturday. Jere Vucica, Zack McCormick and Logan McLane all are battling injuries in some way or another.

0

The number of frontcourt players on Miami's roster to be averaging at least 7 points per game.

3 of 6

Central boasts three players who are among the top six in the conference in minutes played per game. Rayshawn Simmons, John Simons and Braylon Rayson are all asked to play lots of minutes.

.452

That's the MAC-worst 3-point percentage defense that Central Michigan possesses. It would be huge for the RedHawks if they could light up Millet Hall on 3-balls via Eric Washington, Abdoulaye Harouna or Rod Mills

9.8

That's the amount of 3-point makes that CMU has per contest, good for second in the MAC. Miami makes just 5.1 per game, so that previously gaudy and poor stat for Central might not hold much value. If Josh Kozinski, Braylon Rayson, or John Simons get going early (and if Chris Fowler gets the offense in a groove) look for the Chips to run away with this one.

Where: Oxford, Ohio.

When: 7:00pm

Watch: ESPN3