The Central Michigan Chippewas have been a mountain of a pleasant surprise early this basketball season as they enter conference play with an 11-2 mark. The Ohio Bobcats have had their ups and downs, with the highlight being a 4 overtime thriller over Indiana State.
When: Tuesday, Jan. 2nd, 2018
Where: McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Watch: ESPN3 or stream via the WatchESPN app
Line: Central Michigan -2.5
Players to Watch
Teyvion Kirk, Ohio: The freshman is averaging 14.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per contest.
Mike Laster, Ohio: The 6’5 senior from Detroit is averaging 15.8 points per game.
Cecil Williams, CMU: Scoring 15.2 points per game on 51.9% shooting from the floor.
David DiLeo, CMU: The 6’7 sophomore is averaging 14 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
Ohio should keep it interesting, but in the end I think the Chippewas have too much depth going against a depleted Bobcats roster. The Chippewas win, 77-68.