With only a 40-30 lead for the Chippewas at halftime, this game looked like it might be up for grabs, but Marcus Keene led the Chippewas with 23 points and Braylon Rayson added 22 as the Chippewas took care of the Mustangs of Marygrove, 107-58 to move to 3-0 early on in this season.
The Chippewas struggled early, but were able to use a strong second half to propel them to triple digits for the second time in three games.
Newcomers made key contributions as Kevin McKay had a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, while Cecil Williams added 12 points and eight rebounds.
The Chips were only 25 percent from the arc, going 10-for-41. Central Michigan was able to use their speed to get to the basket and draw fouls and get to the free throw line. The Chips converted on 17-23 from the line, good for about 74% on the night.
The Chippewas played a good defensive game, out rebounding the Mustangs 59-42 and blocked four shots. The defense also forced 25 Mustang turnovers to the Chips' 11 on the game offensively.
Nate Taylor led the Mustangs with 14 points, also grabbing eight rebounds. Eli Ingram added 11 points and four rebounds, but they couldn’t keep up with the offense of the Chippewas.
Central Michigan will travel to Texas to compete in the Lone Star Showcase starting on Monday, Nov. 21st. Their first opponent will be the Pepperdine Waves.