C. Michigan, Buffalo meet in MAC semis
Central Michigan (23-10, 12-8) vs. Buffalo (29-3, 17-2)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Semifinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Friday, 5:30 p.m. EDT
Central Michigan advances past Kent in MAC quarters
CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. scored 23 points and Central Michigan pulled away midway through the second half and hung on for an 89-81 win over Kent State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of...
Kent State meets C. Michigan in MAC quarters
No. 5 seed Central Michigan (22-10, 11-8) vs. No. 4 seed Kent State (22-9, 11-7)
Mid-American Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland; Thursday, 1:30 p.m....
Austin Jr. leads Cent. Michigan past W. Michigan 81-67
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. had 24 points and 13 rebounds as Central Michigan topped Western Michigan 81-67 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tourney on Monday...
C. Michigan faces W. Michigan in MAC tourney
No. 12 seed Western Michigan (8-23, 2-16) vs. No. 5 seed Central Michigan (21-10, 10-8)
Mid-American Conference Tourney First Round, McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Monday, 6 p.m....
DiLeo leads Cent. Michigan past W. Michigan 82-75
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — David DiLeo had 24 points plus 10 rebounds as Central Michigan topped Western Michigan 82-75 on Friday night. Larry Austin Jr. added 20 points for the Chippewas. Austin Jr....
W. Michigan looks to end streak vs C. Michigan
Central Michigan (20-10, 9-8) vs. Western Michigan (8-22, 2-15)
University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
Bradley lifts N. Illinois past Cent. Michigan 89-86
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Levi Bradley had 26 points as Northern Illinois narrowly beat Central Michigan 89-86 on Tuesday night.
N. Illinois seeks revenge on C. Michigan
Northern Illinois (13-16, 6-10) vs. Central Michigan (20-9, 9-7)
McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois seeks revenge on Central...
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Luke Knapke and Jaelan Sanford scored 19 points apiece as Toledo topped Central Michigan 80-68 on Saturday. Marreon Jackson added 18 points for the Rockets.
C. Michigan looks to extend streak vs Toledo
Toledo (22-6, 10-5) vs. Central Michigan (20-8, 9-6)
McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan looks for its fifth straight...
McKay lifts Central Michigan past Eastern Michigan 77-66
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Kevin McKay had 23 points and 10 rebounds as Central Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 77-66 on Tuesday night.
David DiLeo had 18 points for Central Michigan (20-8,...
E. Michigan looks for home win vs C. Michigan
Central Michigan (19-8, 8-6) vs. Eastern Michigan (13-14, 7-7)
Convocation Center, Ypsilanti, Michigan; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Michigan looks for its fourth straight...
McKay carries Cent. Michigan past Ball St. 64-57
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Kevin McKay had 17 points and 19 rebounds to lead Central Michigan to a 64-57 win over Ball St. on Saturday.
Larry Austin Jr. had 16 points for Central Michigan (19-8,...
Ball State looks to seep C. Michigan
Central Michigan (18-8, 7-6) vs. Ball State (14-12, 5-8)
John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Michigan seeks revenge on Ball State after...
Frye carries Bowling Green past Central Michigan 79-72
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Dylan Frye scored 23 points as Bowling Green topped Central Michigan 79-72 on Tuesday night. Justin Turner added 20 points for the Falcons. Turner also had six rebounds for the Falcons.
Demajeo Wiggins had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Bowling Green (17-7, 9-2 Mid-American Conference).
Shawn Roundtree had 20 points for the Chippewas (16-8, 5-6). David DiLeo added 15 points. Larry Austin Jr. had 13 points and eight assists.
Central Michigan whips Western Michigan in 2nd half, 85-64
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. tossed in 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Central Michigan pulled away from Western Michigan in the second half to post an 85-64 victory on Saturday.
Central Michigan now has won back-to-back games after snapping a three-game losing streak by beating Eastern Michigan Tuesday. Western Michigan's home game with Kent State was pushed back to later this month because of weather and travel concerns.
Central Michigan holds off Eastern Michigan 86-82
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — David DiLeo had 20 points, Shawn Roundtree scored seven of his 15 points down the stretch and Kevin McKay pitched in with a double-double as Central Michigan held off Eastern Michigan 86-82 on Tuesday night.
Akron leads entire way in 70-67 win over Central Michigan
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Akron to a 70-67 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.
The Chippewas never led but kept within single digits in the second half, and Dallas Morgan's 3-pointer pulled them to 67-65 with 14 seconds to play. Cheese made a pair of free throws on the next possession, and Jimond Ivey added one more with four seconds to go.
Walton scores 24, leads Ball State down stretch to beat CMU
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — K.J. Walton scored 16 of his career-high 24 points in the second half to lead Ball State to an 83-72 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday.
The Chippewas had a five-point lead when Walton had a steal and dunk to spark an 18-3 run to give Ball State a 71-61 lead with five minutes left. Walton scored 10 points with three dunks during the stretch. CMU pulled within nine points but didn't get closer.
Austin hits winner, Central Michigan tops Akron 88-86 in OT
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. drove for a layup that kissed softly off the glass with 2.5 seconds left and Central Michigan battled past Akron in overtime on Tuesday night for its seventh straight win.
Jimond Ivey scored 24 points to lead Akron, including two free throws with 12.4 seconds remaining in overtime to knot the score 86-86. Ivey also grabbed 11 rebounds and made seven assists with just one turnover.
Central Michigan edges Miami (OH) 84-77 behind Montgomery
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Robert Montgomery scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Central Michigan edged Miami (Ohio) 84-77 in a Mid-American Conference opener on Saturday.
Shawn Roundtree added 15 points and seven assists for the Chippewas (12-2, 1-0) who have won six straight. David DiLeo had 11 points and five rebounds, Larry Austin Jr. had 10 points and nine rebounds and Matt Beachler had 10 points and seven rebounds.
DiLeo leads stat-full CMU past Indiana South Bend 123-76
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — David DiLeo scored 24 points with six 3-pointers, Larry Austin Jr. scored 23 and Central Michigan filled the stat sheet with a 123-76 win over NAIA-member Indiana South Bend on Sunday.
The Chippewas tied a program record with their 11th nonconference victory of the season, extended their win streak to five and remained undefeated at home (7-0).
Roundtree, DiLeo lift C Michigan past Jackson St 81-72
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shawn Roundtree and David DiLeo both scored 21 points and Central Michigan beat Jackson State 81-72 on Saturday.
The Tigers entered without a road win this season but showed some fight against Central Michigan (10-2) which remains unbeaten in six home contests.
Roundtree rallies Central Michigan to beat UMKC 81-72
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Shawn Roundtree scored 22 points including a trio of 3-pointers in the second half that helped rally Central Michigan to beat UMKC 81-72 on Wednesday night.
Central Michigan makes 28 FTs, beats Southern Utah 95-86
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Larry Austin Jr. scored 20 points, Kevin McKay added 16 points and 13 rebounds and Central Michigan beat Southern Utah 95-86 on Saturday night.
Central Michigan (8-2) has won four of its last five games while Southern Utah (4-3) has lost three of four. The Chippewas avenged an 86-80 loss at Southern Utah last season that snapped a seven-game win streak.
Bane scores 24 for TCU in 89-62 win over Central Michigan
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Alex Robinson added 11 points and 12 assists, leading TCU to an 89-62 defeat of Central Michigan on Friday.
It was the Horned Frogs' (5-1) second win in a row after a surprise loss at home to Lipscomb knocked them out of the AP Top 25. They had been ranked 18th.
Larry Austin Jr. led the Chippewas (6-2) with 19 points and five assists.
McKay scores 23, Central Michigan beats NAIA Siena Heights
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Kevin McKay scored 23 points, Shawn Roundtree and Larry Austin Jr. added 17 apiece and Central Michigan beat NAIA Siena Heights 103-75 on Sunday.
David DiLeo hit three 3-pointers and finished with 14 points, Rob Montgomery scored 11 and Dallas Morgan added 10 for Central Michigan.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has granted releases to reserve guards Payton Willis and Larry Austin Jr., freeing up a couple scholarships for coach Bryce Drew.
Basketball spokesman Andy Boggs confirmed a report Wednesday that both players had been granted releases.