Central Michigan junior guard Marcus Keene has become quite a story this season as the nation’s leading scorer.
Recent Saturday performances from Keene include 50 points in a win over Miami (OH) two weeks ago and another 41 points in an overtime win over Kent State last Saturday.
Keene didn’t hit for 40 or 50 on Friday night against Western Michigan, but he did bury his most important shot of the season. The 5-foot-9 guard knocked down a cold-blooded, tie-breaking three-pointer with five seconds left to help give the Chippewas the 86-82 MAC win.
The tying three was a cinematic moment as Keene dribbled with a man closely guarding him while the home crowd stood on their feet and chanted, “M-V-P”. Keene finished with 35 points on the night.
Looking at his overall numbers — 30.1 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.5 rpg — Keene could make a darkhorse push for All-American status if he continues to play like this.
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