Zeigler vs. McCrea, A MAC rivalry
However, when it was all said and done, the 6-5 guard was edged for the award by Buffalo’s Javon McCrea, a 6-7 forward.
This season, Zeigler has seemed to have an intensity about him on the floor. Not much for words, he is letting his play do his talking, as he is averaging 16.7 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. All of which rank in the top 13 in the MAC or better, with his scoring average putting him fourth in the conference.
Not to be outdone McCrea has been the leader of the Bulls this year, averaging 17.5 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest while shooting a league-best 62.5 percent from the field. His points put him third in the MAC and his rebounding average is fifth in the conference.
Both players helped lead their teams to wins in their MAC openers and Buffalo is now at 8-4 on the year while CMU is 6-8.
While there are plenty of talented players in the MAC this season, Zeigler and McCrea are providing some excitement about the future of the conference as well.