Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan, 7 tonight at Rose Arena
Scouting Eastern Michigan
Current record: 9-7, 1-2 MAC
Last season: 8-24, 6-10 MAC; 4th West; lost to CMU in MAC first round
Coach: Charles Ramsey, fifth year (51-88)
Watch out for: EMU’s upperclassman trio of senior guard Carlos Medlock (6-foot), junior forward Brandon Bowdry (6-foot-6) and senior forward Justin Dobbins. Medlock’s additional responsibilities include assists (3.6 per game) and steals (1.7), in which categories he ranks seventh. Bowdry (18.2 per game) and Medlock (15.2) rank third and fourth in scoring, respectively, while Bowdry leads the conference in rebounding (10.6). The 6-foot-8 Dobbins has been limited by a leg injury this season, missing seven games, but returned Jan. 13 and scored 18 points against Toledo.
Last MAC tournament title: 1998
Last NCAA tournament appearance: 1998