In a Player of the Year race where four different student-athletes garnered first-place votes -- Moss grabbed a total of 21 out of 27. Central Michigan's Chris Fowler received three votes and finished second. BGSU's Richaun Holmes garnered two votes, while Toledo's Julius "Juice" Brown each garnered a vote.
CMU's Davis received 21 out of 27 first-place votes from the media in this year's Coach of the Year vote. Bowling Green's Chris Jans and Kent State's Rob Senderoff each received three votes
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Stepping in following the graduation of McCrea, Moss has 14 double-doubles on the year and has led the Bulls in scoring 18 times and in rebounding 21 times. Moss has also scored at least 20 points 13 times including two 30-point games.
Moss had a career-high 33 points against Toledo and also had a 31-point, 15-rebound game in a win over Miami (OH), becoming the first player in the country this year to have a 30-point, 15-rebound game against a Division I opponent. Moss also had a career-high 17 rebounds against Ohio. He currently has scored 551 points this year, fifth most in a single season and his 281 rebounds are seventh all-time.
"Justin has been the anchor of our team this year and we are where we are because of his play this season," said Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley. "He has made that transition of losing a key component like Javon last season very easy for me. He is so much fun to coach because he is a warrior and you can coach him very hard. He is so effective in different areas on the floor that he it has been hard for other teams to match up with him."
Davis has engineered one of college basketball's most notable turnarounds this season, as the Chippewas, who were selected to place 10th in the MAC preseason poll, more than doubled their win total from a year ago and claimed 12 conference victories, the program's most since 2002-03.
As a result of that success, CMU earned a share of the MAC regular season championship, an outright MAC West title and the No. 1 seed in the MAC Tournament. The 2014-15 Chippewas have also made their mark in the history books, breaking or tying no fewer than 11 individual, conference or venue records. No stranger to awards, Davis was previously selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year and the AP National Coach of the Year in 2008.
"The honor of receiving this award was only made possible through the hard work of the staff and the dedication of our student-athletes, said Davis. "This recognition reflects not just on our team but the entire athletic department, which has facilitated a championship culture here at Central Michigan University."
MAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year (1st Place Votes)
Justin Moss, Buffalo, Forward, Jr. (21)
Chris Fowler, Central Michigan, Guard, Jr. (3)
Richaun Holmes, Bowling Green, Forward, Sr. (2)
Julius "Juice" Brown, Toledo, Guard, Sr. (1)
MAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year (1st Place Votes)
Keno Davis, Central Michigan (21)
Chris Jans, Bowling Green (3)
Rob Senderoff,, Kent State (3)