In a game that had serious implications for the MAC early in this season, the Central Michigan Chippewas (10-9, 3-3 MAC) were able to slow down the Ohio Bobcats (11-7, 2-4 MAC), as they won 72-49 in Mount Pleasant.
Braylon Rayson and Luke Meyer lead the way in scoring for the Chippewas, as they both scored 14 points each. Rayson also grabbed 7 rebounds and Meyer nabbed 6 rebounds. Chris Fowler started to get back in the groove for the Chips, as he scored 11 points and dished out 9 assists.
John Simons had another quiet night for Central Michigan, as the Bobcats took away his coveted 3 point shot. He was only able to score 5 points, but was able to grab 7 rebounds. He was able to drive in and make his two shots and make his free throw, and played a great defensive game for the Chips.
Antonio Campbell earned a double double on the day, and lead all scorers with 17 points, while also grabbing 12 rebounds. The next closest Bobcat was Kenny Kaminski, as he scored 8 points and dished out 2 assists. Treg Setty had a tough time getting anything going on the night, as he only scored 6 points, and picked up 4 personal fouls to limit his playing time late in the game.
The Bobcats weren't able to get anything going on the offensive side, as the Chippewas played great overall defense to limit Ohio to bad shot selections.
DaRohn Scott had a few strong dunks in the game, and was able to get the crowd going. Meyer was able to do the same, as he would add a few dunks of his own. The Chippewas seem to be a strong team when they play in McGuirk Arena, as they have on lost two home games in two years in Mount Pleasant, one this year so far.
Ohio looks to shake off this loss, as they travel to Savage Arena to take on the Toledo Rockets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Ohio is now 2-4 in the MAC. Central Michigan looks to get back on a hot streak, as they travel to Millet Hall to go head to head with the Miami RedHawks. The Chippewas are now 3-3 in the MAC.
With the MAC season being as close as everyone expected, don't be surprised if these teams meet in the tournament in Cleveland.