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BGSU men at Buffalo; women head to Akron


Bowling Green at Buffalo

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Records: BGSU is 12-18, 6-11 MAC; Buffalo is 18-9, 12-5

Radio: 1470, 99.1

Series: BGSU leads 18-10

Notes: The Falcons will finish the regular season at Buffalo, looking to snap a two-game losing streak heading into the Mid-American Conference tournament. … BG knocked off the Bulls 74-68 at the Stroh Center on Feb. 2 and has won the last two meetings after losing the previous three. … The Falcons can finish no higher than ninth in the MAC standings and will play a first-round road game in the league tournament. … Buffalo has clinched no worse than third in the standings and will automatically advance to Cleveland. … The Bulls also can clinch their first outright MAC East Division title with a win. … Buffalo saw a four-game winning streak snapped with a loss at Akron on Tuesday. … Senior Javon McCrea leads the Bulls in scoring (18.4 points) and rebounding (9.9 rebounds). … Bowling Green’s Richaun Holmes needs just three blocked shots to tie the school record of 159 by Otis Polk. … Senior Cameron Black is third on that listed with 152 career blocks. … Junior Anthony Henderson has 66 steals this season, tied for the sixth-best mark in BG history, while Jehvon Clarke is just outside the top 10 in that category with 59. … Bowling Green needs one more win to reach 1,300 victories in the program’s 99-year history.


Bowling Green at Akron

Time: 2 p.m.

Records: BGSU is 26-3, 16-1 MAC; Akron is 20-8, 14-3

Radio: 88.1

Series: BGSU leads 50-3

Notes: The Falcons look to wrap up at least a share of the MAC’s regular-season title with a win over the Zips. … BG must win to have a chance at the top seed for the MAC tournament. … Both teams enter the contest on long winning streaks, with Akron having won 13 straight and the Falcons claiming 12 wins in a row. … BG won the first meeting of these two teams by an 81-65 score at the Stroh Center Jan. 12. … The Falcons lost the last time they played at JAR Arena, a 68-63 decision that snapped BG’s 19-game win streak against the Zips. … Akron seniors Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh are the MAC’s top two scorers, with Tecca averaging 23.5 points per game while Luburgh averages 23.0 points per contest. … Akron ranks eighth among Division I schools in scoring offense at 83.3 points per game, while the Falcons rank eighth in scoring defense at 55.3 points per contest. … Jill Stein’s 11-point, 13-rebound double-double in the win over Ohio was BG’s 17th double-double this season. Alexis Rogers has seven of those double-doubles, Stein five, Erica Donovan three, and Jillian Halfhill two.

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