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March 8, 2013

Game Preview & Predictions: Central Michigan

Game Information

Central Michigan (11-18, 4-11) at Western Michigan (18-11, 9-6)
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Saturday, March 9 at 12:00 p.m.
All-time series record: WMU leads 83-46

Broadcast Information
Radio: Bronco Radio Network
Announcer: Robin Hook
Stations: WKZO - 96.5 FM: (Flagship) Kalamazoo, Portage, Mattawan; WMAX - 96.1 FM: Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon; WVIC - 94.1 FM: Lansing, Jackson, Battle Creek
Pre-game: Begins at 11:30 a.m.
Television: SportsTime Ohio
Talent: Mike Cairns and Jacki Windon
Stream: ESPN3

Keno Davis' record at CMU: 11-18 (1st season)
Steve Hawkins' record at Western Michigan: 177-143 (10th season)

Additional Information

- This will mark the 130th game played in Nate Hutcheson's career, tying him with Demetrius Ward for the program record.

Staff Predictions

Brian Persky: A big congratulations to seniors Nate Hutcheson, Brandon Pokley, and Dan Loney. They go out the right way with a regular season win over arch-rival CMU, and head into the MAC Tournament with a first round bye and some rest.

Score Prediction: Western Michigan 81, Central Michigan 72

David James: Central Michigan may have done the Broncos a favor in the MAC West by beating Eastern Michigan on Tuesday, but it's doubtful WMU will do the Chippewas any favors as a result. CMU has the ability to get hot at any given time and pull an upset, but they've shown little ability to do so on the road.

Score Prediction: Western Michigan 76, Central Michigan 69

D.J. Duckett: I like the chances of WMU beating CMU in this one. Going into postseason play, the Broncos will need momentum and I think that will begin here. I see Shayne Whittington have a big game at home, but wouldn't be surprised if David Brown carries them to victory with timely three pointers.

Score Prediction: Western Michigan 77, Central Michigan 72

Brandon Fitzsimons: Congrats to the senior Nate Hutcheson on a marvelous career that started with the last season of the great David Kool. CMU is a weak opponent and the Broncos should dispatch of them in front of a good crowd.

Score Prediction: Western Michigan 75, Central Michigan 55

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