Central Michigan beat Akron tonight in the first round of the MAC Tournament, finishing the Zips' season.
The Chippewas ended the game on an 18-4 run, which was more than the difference in the 67-59 result.
Kara Murphy scored 32 points for the Zips. The sophomore led the MAC in scoring and made the All-MAC Team. Also returning is center Kyle Baumgartner, who made the All-MAC Freshman team. She averages 9.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Jodi Kest has recruited better players than Kelly Kennedy. Some of Kennedy's recruits were trouble off the court, too. Kest must have realized this problem when she purged some talent due to disciplinary reasons two years ago. You can't argue with how she restocked.
I teased you about seeing Humpty Hitchens and Zeke Marshall together for three years. The Lady Zips have a inside-outside corollary in Murphy and Baumgartner.
Tomorrow morning, I will preview the third game in the Akron-Miami season series.