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College basketball previews: 2-27

•Time: noon

•Records: UM is 13-14, 6-9; OSU is 22-7, 12-4


•Radio: 106.5, 1470

•Series: Ohio State leads 85-71

•Notes: The Buckeyes are a half-game out of the Big Ten lead with two games to play. They trail Purdue and hold a half-game lead over Michigan State, and those two meet tomorrow. OSU has won nine of the last 11 games against Michigan. Ohio State junior guard Evan Turner has two triple-doubles this season and averages 19.7 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Sophomore William Buford from Toledo had a career-high 26 points in a win over Minnesota last month. Michigan beat the Buckeyes in Ann Arbor on Jan. 3 by a 73-64 score, with DeShawn Sims scoring 28 points for the Wolverines.

Akron at Bowling Green

•Time: 2:30 p.m.

•Records: Akron is 21-8, 11-3 MAC; BG is 14-13, 6-8

•TV: Fox Sports Ohio

•Radio: 99.1 FM

•Series: BG leads 24-20

•Notes: BG is playing in its final regular-season home game of the season. … The Zips are in contention with Kent State for the MAC regular-season championship. … The Falcons opened MAC play suffering a 71-45 drubbing at Akron in January. … BG, currently ninth in the MAC standings, will celebrate Senior Day. … BG is shooting a league-best 43.9 percent from the field, but averages a league-low 62.5 points per game.

Ball State at Toledo

•Time: 7 p.m.

•Records: UT is 3-26, 0-14 MAC; BSU is 15-12, 8-6

•Radio: 1370

•Series: UT leads 40-36

•Notes: UT concludes its home schedule today in the second half of a men's and women's basketball doubleheader against Ball State. … The Rockets are coming off a 61-41 loss to Western Michigan on Wednesday. It was their 19th straight loss and tied their lowest scoring total of the season. … The Cardinals look to bounce back from a 72-67 defeat to Eastern Michigan on Wednesday. … Freshman G Jake Barnett paces the Rockets with 13.2 points per game this season. … Sophomore F Jerrod Jones leads BSU with 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

•Time: noon

•Records: Kent State is 18-8, 11-3 MAC; Bowling Green is 22-6, 12-2

•TV: Fox Sports Net

•Radio: 88.1 FM

•Series: BG leads 43-27

•Notes: A victory for the Falcons would put them one step nearer to clinching at least a share of a sixth straight MAC regular season championship. … A win over Kent would clinch at least the MAC East division title for the sixth year in a row. … Seniors Tara Breske, Laura Bugher, Sarah Clapper, and Tamika Nurse will be recognized prior to the game as part of Senior Day. … Lauren Prochaska is averaging 17.6 points and 5.5 rebounds to lead BG. … BG routed Kent 89-61 earlier this season.

Ball State at Toledo

•Time: 4:30 p.m.

•Records: UT is 21-6, 11-3 MAC; BSU is 12-15, 6-8

•Radio: 1230

•Series: UT leads 43-18

•Notes: With a win, UT will clinch its first outright MAC West Division title since the 2000-01 season. … Seniors Allie Clifton, Lisa Johnson and Tanika Mays will be honored before the game. … The Rockets, who are 11-1 at home this season, are coming off a 77-68 victory at Central Michigan on Wednesday, snapping the Chippewas' nine-game home win streak. … Mays leads UT with 15.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. … Ball State, who is 4-10 in road games, has won two straight and defeated the Rockets 73-69 in Muncie, Ind., on Jan. 17. … Junior F Emily Maggert paces the Cardinals with 17.8 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

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