Four different Chippewas scored double figures, as Central Michigan took over and ran past Montana State, 75-48 inside McGuirk Arena. Central Michigan moves to 7-1 with the win, and Montana State falls to 6-4 early on in the season.
As well as McKay, Shawn Roundtree added 14 points and dished out four assists for CMU. Cecil Williams scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and David DiLeo added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Chippewas. Central Michigan shot 47.5% on the night, making 28 of their 59 shot attempts. CMU made eight of 25 from beyond the arc, and also made 11 of their 13 free throws.
Central Michigan's defense was terrorizing the Bobcats all night long. The Bobcats shot just 28% (17-59) on the night, and only connecting on one of 16 shots from beyond the arc. Montana State made 13 of their 20 shots from the charity stripe, just a 65% clip on the night. Despite being out-rebounded, the Chippewas carried their strong shooting effort as well as a strong defense.
Tyler Hall, guard for the Montana State Bobcats who averages over 21 points per game, was held to zero in this contest. Hall was only able to contribute with one assist and two rebounds. Hall was zero of nine on the night, missing five three point jumpers.
Harald Frey led the way for the Bobcats, as he scored 12 points and grabbed three rebounds. Joe Mvuezolo Jr. added nine points, and Zach Green scored seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds for Montana State.
The Bobcats struggled to find the basket without Hall on the court, or producing like he usually does. This game was all Chippewas from the first media timeout. Central had the lead out to 17 at halftime after a DiLeo three at the buzzer made it 37-20, and they never looked back.
Central Michigan looks to ride there hot streak, as they host the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Saturday, December 9th. Tip is set for 1 p.m. and will be aired on ESPN3.
Montana State will look to bounce back as they return home to host the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos on Saturday, December 9th. Tip is set for 4 p.m.