Former Edwardsburg Eddie sets CMU Basketball record
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. -- McGuirck Arena got loud Tuesday as the Central Michigan Chippewa’s toppled the Northern Illinois Huskies 81-67.
For one player there were more wins to count than just the team win though.
Former Edwardsburg Eddie and current Chippewa, Josh Kozinski came in the clutch with 8 big 3-pointers.
Kozinski went 8-15 from the field with a career high 24 points and even more special, he set the Central Michigan University record with 272 3-pointers.
Josh is no stranger to record breaking, as he tackled the 1,000 point marker back in high school, well before starting his collegiate career.
Kozinski started his CMU career in the 2013-14 season playing the first nine games before suffering a season ending injury, then receiving a medical redshirt.
In his second full season Kozinski appeared in all 32 games and was named to the ALL-MAC Freshman Team while ranking 7th in program history for a single season 74 3-pointers.
During the 2015-16 season Kozinski played all 33 games and led the nation in turnover percentage with 2% while also moving into 10th place all time on the CMU career 3-pointers made list with 167 and 2nd in the MAC for the season with 84 made 3's.
In 2016-17 Kozinski started all 32 games and led the nation in turnover percentage with 3.4% for the second consecutive season, and moved into 3rd place at CMU for made 3-pointers with 236.
Kozinski, now a senior, has scored 897 points, averaging 7 points per game with career field goal percentage of .352.