CMU Women’s Basketball Team Continues Their Cinderella Run [Video]
The CMU women's basketball team has made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, stunning three seed Ohio State in Columbus Monday.
As a CMU grad, I'm really proud of this team. Their coach, Sue Guevara, grew up near me in Saginaw, and their roster is pretty much all Michigan women, including four from the Grand Rapids area.
They won their first ever NCAA tournament game on Saturday, upsetting 7th seeded LSU 78-69.
No one gave them much of a chance Monday night in Columbus, OH against third seed Ohio State from the Big Ten, but the Chippewas, an 11 seed, rolled to an easy 95-78 win, advancing them to the Sweet 16. They were red hot from the three point line, banging home 14 threes.
The Chips will travel to Spokane, WA to take on the sixth ranked team in the country, and the second seed in their region, the Oregon Ducks. That game will be played Saturday with the time yet to be determined.
The four Grand Rapids area players for Central are junior starting guard Presley Hudson out of Wayland, who had 28 points Monday, freshmen guard Maddie Waters from Rockford, and two Catholic Central alums, freshmen guard Sophia Karasinski and freshmen forward Kyra Bussell.
All but one of the 16 players on the Central Michigan roster are from Michigan.
Here's a very excited and proud CMU coach Sue Guevara talking about the win on ESPN.