Central Michigan beats Toledo 75-66 to move into MAC final

CLEVELAND (AP) Chris Fowler scored 26 points as top-seeded Central Michigan advanced to the championship of the Mid-American Conference Tournament with a 75-66 win over Toledo in the semifinals on Friday night. The Chippewas (23-7), seeking their first title since center Chris Kaman led them in 2003, will play the Akron-Buffalo winner on Saturday for a spot in the NCAA Tournament...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan defeats Toledo 85-77 for share of MAC title

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) John Simons dropped in eight 3-pointers while scoring 28 points - with Chris Fowler adding 24 and Braylon Rayson 21 - as Central Michigan clinched at least a share of the Mid-American Conference title with an 85-77 defeat of Toledo on Tuesday night. Simons' eight treys were the most in the MAC this season and came at an opportune time for the Chippewas...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Central Michigan Player Nearly Hit By Falling Hoop

Athletes are injured in all sorts of ways during games, but usually while playing the game. That was nearly not the case for Central Michigan's John Simons during Saturday's game against Northern Illinois. After Northern Illinois big man Pete Rakocevic dunked the ball Simons briefly stood under the hoop in order to put the ball back in play. As he did so the hoop collapsed and...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan dominates Eastern Michigan, 72-56

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) John Simons had a season-high 23 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, and seven rebounds to help lead Central Michigan past rival Eastern Michigan 72-56 on Tuesday night. Josh Kozinski added 18 points off the bench for Central Michigan (21-5, 11-4 Mid-American Conference), which has won six straight games and recorded its first sweep of Eastern...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Simons notches 19, Central Michigan tops Ball State 83-53

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) John Simons had 19 points, and Chris Fowler had 18 points and eight assists to lead Central Michigan to an 83-60 win over Ball State on Saturday. The Chippewas (20-5, 10-4 Mid-American) won their fifth game in a row and moved into a first-place tie in the West Division of the MAC. Braylon Rayson had 13 points and Rayshawn Simmons added 10 points, six assists...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan beats Ohio 68-57 with big early lead

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) John Simons opened the game with three 3-pointers and a jump shot as Central Michigan zoomed to a 15-0 lead to dominate Ohio 68-57 and snap the Bobcats' two-game win streak on Tuesday night. Simons scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and grabbed 13 rebounds for Central Michigan (17-5, 7-4 Mid-American), which swept the season series with Ohio (9-13, 4-7) for...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan edges Western Michigan 70-65

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Chris Fowler scored 17 points, dished out nine assists and led Central Michigan to a 70-65 comeback win over Western Michigan on Saturday that gave the Chippewa's sole possession of second place in the Mid-American West. Rayshawn Simmons contributed 13 points and Austin Steward added 11 for Central Michigan (16-5, 6-4), which trailed by nine at the break...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan romps past Eastern Michigan 65-51

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) John Simons and Chris Fowler scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, to lead Central Michigan to a 65-51 win over Eastern Michigan in a Mid-American Conference showdown Saturday. The Chippewas never trailed after Simon drilled a 3-pointer with 17:20 left in the first half for a 3-2 lead. Central Michigan (14-3, 4-2 MAC) came into the game second in the...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan rallies to beat Buffalo 84-73

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Chris Fowler scored 14 points and had 10 assists and Central Michigan rallied to beat Buffalo 84-73 on Wednesday night. Fowler, the Mid-American Conference assists leader, is only 47 shy of becoming the Chippewas' all-time assists leader. Braylon Rayson led Central Michigan in scoring with 19 points, John Simons added 15 and nine rebounds and Rayshawn...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan routs Miami (Ohio) 105-77

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Josh Kozinski scored 19 points to lead five Central Michigan players in doubles figures and a 105-77 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday night. Central Michigan bounced back after having its six-game winning streak snapped against Ball State, 83-65 on Jan. 10. Chris Fowler had 16 points, Austin Keel and John Simons scored 15 apiece, and Rayshawn Simmons...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Simons' 3-pointer lifts Central Michigan over Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) John Simons hit a corner 3-pointer with 1:08 left to give Central Michigan a 65-62 victory over Toledo on Tuesday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Toledo's Julius Brown missed a game-tying 3-pointer with 7 seconds left and Central Michigan grabbed the rebound and ran out the clock. Rayshawn Simmons scored 16 points, on 7-of-13 shooting, with...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan blows past McNeese State 87-58

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) John Simons had 13 points and Austin Keel and Chris Fowler added 12 apiece to lead Central Michigan to a dominating 87-58 win over McNeese State on Monday night. Fowler also had six assists and three steals. Central Michigan (9-1) is off to its best start since going 10-1 to open the 1974-75 season. McNeese State led early but a Josh Kozinski 3-pointer with...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chippewas win 79-77 in Majerle's return to CMU

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Chris Fowler scored 26 points and John Simons 21 to lead Central Michigan to a 79-77 victory over Grand Canyon on Saturday night in Dan Majerle's return to the school where he starred before going on to a 14-year NBA career. Majerle, Grand Canyon's coach, played for the Chippewas from 1985-88 and his No. 44 jersey hangs in the rafters of McGuirk Arena...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan puts away Youngstown State 75-63

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Chris Fowler scored 16 points and dished out eight assists, as Central Michigan put away Youngstown State 75-63 on Tuesday night. Luke Meyer chipped in 13 points with nine rebounds before fouling out late and Braylon Rayson added 12 points for the Chippewas. John Simons had nine points and 12 boards, lifting Central Michigan to a dominating 52-30 edge...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan dominates Alma 106-64

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Blake Hibbitts scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Central Michigan to a dominating 106-64 win over Alma in the season opener for both teams on Friday night. Hibbitts had a lot of help with five Chippewas scoring in double figures. Chris Fowler finished with 12 points and 11 assists. Josh Kozinski and John Simons also contributed 12...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

MAC Basketball Roundup: March 4

Toledo holds on for 73-69 win over C. Michigan MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) -- J.D. Weatherspoon and Justin Drummond combined for 32 points as Toledo held on for a 73-69 victory over Central Michigan Tuesday night. Toledo held a comfortable 69-59 lead with 3:18 remaining following a layup by Drummond, who finished with 15 points. Braylon Rayson and John Simons nailed two straight 3...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan clobbers Marygrove 127-44

Braylon Rayson scored 27 points with four assists as Central Michigan clobbered Marygrove 127-44 on Friday night. John Simons added 15 points for the Chippewas (7-5). Austin Stewart scored 14 points and Spencer Krannitz came off the bench to put up 13 and grab five rebounds. Central Michigan out-rebounded Marygrove 45-29 and was responsible for 16 of the Mustang's 23 turnovers...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan beats Austin Peay 90-75

Blake Hibbits scored 19 points and Braylon Rashawn added 18 as Central Michigan finished strong to beat Austin Peay 90-75 on Thursday night. The Chippewas (2-2) took a 39-33 lead into the second half, then caught fire and pulled away to lead by as many as 19 points, with Rashawn at one point scoring eight points in a row. John Simons scored 12 for the Chippewas, Chris Fowler added...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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