Northwestern Ohio at Toledo
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: NWO 1-1; UT 15-13 (2012-13)
Series: First meeting
Notes: UT beat Northwestern Ohio in exhibition games the past two seasons. ... Today marks the beginning of the 99th season of Rockets basketball and the fourth under coach Tod Kowalczyk. ... Northwestern Ohio, a NAIA school, lost its opener Saturday, 95-91, at Montreat (NC) College. The Racers followed two days later with a 71-60 win over St. Andrews (NC) College. ... Junior guard Ed Jenkins leads NWO with 19.0 ppg and 5.5 apg. Senior guard Johnny Elliott is averaging 12.0 ppg. ... UT is 51-47 all-time in season openers and has dropped five in a row. Its last win came in 2007 over Missouri State. ... The Rockets were not sharp Sunday in an 85-84 overtime win over Hillsdale in an exhibition. Guard Julius Brown (21 points, seven rebounds, six assists) saved the day with a game-winning baseline floater as time expired. Hillsdale was 14 of 30 on 3-pointers.
Glass City Tournament
Today: Mississippi Valley State vs. Villanova, noon; Drexel vs. Toledo, 2:30 p.m.; Sunday: Mississippi Valley State/Villanova vs. Drexel, noon; Toledo vs. Mississippi Valley State/Villanova, 2:30 p.m.
Records (2012-13): MVSU 17-15; Villanova 21-11; Drexel 28-10; UT 29-4
Series: UT has never played any these teams
Notes: Drexel, UT’s first round opponent, won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament last season. The Dragons, who are picked to finish second in the Colonial Athletic Association, placed two players on the honorable mention all-conference team: senior Fiona Flanagan (5.4 ppg) and Meghan Creighton (5.9 ppg, 2.2 assist-to-turnover). ... UT has won 8 of its last 11 season-openers, including a 56-34 triumph a year ago over Arkansas State. ... UT won four regular season tournament titles last season. ... Villanova sophomore guard Caroline Coyer was named preseason All-Big East after averaging 7.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as a freshman. ... For Mississippi Valley State, twins Joncyee and Jasmyne Sanders were named preseason All-Southwestern Athletic Conference. Joncyee (first team) averaged 8.8 points and 5.8 assists a year ago. Jasmyne (second team) averaged 6.9 ppg and 3.7 rpg.