Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan: Full Game Preview

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Central Michigan vs. Eastern Michigan: Full Game Preview
Central Michigan
(8-7, 3-6 away)
Eastern Michigan
(7-9, 7-2 home)
Venue: Convocation Center (MI)
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Central Michigan K Randall 17.1 J Simons 5.3 C Fowler 5.1
Eastern Michigan D Thompson 11.6 D Riley 6.1 J Ross 3.1

There is a single key statistical area where Central Michigan can exploit Eastern Michigan, scoring, where the Chippewas have an edge over the Eagles, 68 points per game to 57 points per game.

Eastern Michigan StatSmack

  • Blake Hibbitts is ranked 3rd in the MAC in three-pointers.
  • Central Michigan has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.401 to 0.396).
  • At least you keep showing up. Central Michigan has an average margin of victory of 9 over Eastern Michigan in 26 wins since 1980.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Central Michigan has a stronger schedule than Eastern Michigan this season (SOS Rank: #69 vs #82).
  • Central Michigan beat Eastern Michigan by 3 points the last time they played (Feb 14, 2012).
  • Kyle Randall is ranked 5th in the MAC in points, 9th in the MAC in three-pointers, and 10th in the MAC in assists.
  • Chris Fowler is ranked 3rd in the MAC in assists and 10th in the MAC in steals.
  • Central Michigan has a more potent offense, scoring more points (67.7 per game vs 59.4 per game) than Eastern Michigan this season.
  • The Central Michigan assist leader (Chris Fowler) has more assists than the Eastern Michigan assist leader (Jalen Ross).
  • You get an A for effort, but Central Michigan has emerged victorious against Eastern Michigan the last 3 times they've played.
CMU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Kyle Randall 32 17 4 3 1 0 3
C+ John Simons 28 9 5 1 1 0 1
C Chris Fowler 25 6 3 5 1 0 2
C Blake Hibbitts 21 8 4 1 0 1 1
C O. Mbaigoto 18 7 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Austin Keel 23 6 2 1 0 0 1
D+ S. Krannitz 11 5 2 0 0 0 0
D+ D. Richardson Jr. 19 5 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Austin Stewart 12 4 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Zach Saylor 20 5 4 0 1 2 2
D Finis Craddock 11 2 1 0 1 0 1
D Luke Wiest 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
D- Rick Rowse 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Emich Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Glenn Bryant 27 10 5 1 1 1 2
C Derek Thompson 23 12 2 1 1 0 1
C Daylen Harrison 29 10 5 2 1 0 3
C- DaShonte Riley 23 4 6 1 1 2 1
C- Jamell Harris 22 5 4 1 1 1 1
D+ Jalen Ross 24 5 2 3 1 0 2
D J.R. Sims 16 4 1 0 1 0 1
D Matt Balkema 12 2 2 0 0 0 0
D Austin Harper 7 2 1 1 0 0 1
D A. Chandler 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D Ray Lee 14 6 1 2 1 0 3
D- A. Strickland 6 1 1 0 1 0 0
F Josh Lyle 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F James Still 14 3 4 0 1 0 1
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