Central Michigan hosts Western Michigan at McGuirk Arena on Saturday. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on MHTV. The Chippewas are 3-6 against the Broncos over the last four years. The last time they met (3/2/2012) they won 76-70.
Western Michigan and Central Michigan are neck and neck in the MAC, holding down 3rd and 4th place, respectively.
In spite of 12 points from Kyle Randall, the Chippewas came up short 74-61 against Northern Illinois on January 23rd. At 16.5, he paces the team in points per game. In a 63-59 victory over Eastern Michigan on January 23rd, Darius Paul put up 11 points and 9 rebounds for the Broncos. He is averaging 11.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Western Michigan can be found near the top of the conference standings in the following categories: free throw rate at 42.9 and offensive rebounding percentage at 38.0.
StatSmack! Central Michigan is better than Western Michigan
Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Central Michigan has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Western Michigan (1 vs 0).
More violent crime happens in Kalamazoo so be careful if you visit (when compared to Mount Pleasant -- according to the FBI).
We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Central Michigan has come back to win after being down at half against Western Michigan 4 times since 2004.
The Central Michigan basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Western Michigan (75% vs 62%).