Toledo at 2K Sports Classic; BG at Hall of Fame Challenge



Toledo at 2K Sports Classic

Time: Today vs. Stony Brook, 4:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Detroit, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday vs. Florida Atlantic, 1:30 p.m.

Records: UT is 3-0; SBU is 3-1; UD is 2-2; FAU is 1-3

Radio: 1370

Series: First meeting with SBU; UT leads UD 30-23; First meeting with FAU

Notes: SBU has won the America East regular season title three times in the past four years. ... Guard Anthony Jackson leads the Seawolves with 18 points per game, while forward Jameel Warney is averaging a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. ... SBU has home wins against Marist, Haverford, and Northeastern, and a road loss at Indiana. ... UT is 3-0 for the first time since starting 10-0 in 2003-04. ... The Rockets, who struggled in Monday’s 79-69 home win against Florida A&M, are shooting 55.3 percent from the field. ... Detroit, which comes to Savage Arena on Dec. 4, is led by Juwan Howard, Jr., who averages 17.3 points and 8.5 rebounds. The Titans beat visiting UT 79-73 last year behind 11 assists from point guard Ray McCallum, now in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings. ... Florida Atlantic and UT have one common opponent. The Rockets won at Boston College 95-92. FAU lost on the road to the Eagles 82-79.



BG at Hall of Fame Challenge

Time: Today vs. Marist, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday vs. Old Dominion, 6 p.m.; Sunday at Ohio State, 3:30 p.m.

Records: BGSU is 4-0; Marist is 0-3; ODU is 2-1; OSU is 3-1

Radio: 88.1

Series: Marist leads BGSU 1-0; First meeting with ODU; OSU leads BGSU 14-1

Notes: The Falcons are participating in the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge, an in-season exempt tournament that includes three games at Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center as well as a Dec. 1 game against Monmouth in Springfield, Mass. … Marist is one of the most successful mid-major programs in the country, having won the last 10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season titles and eight straight tourney crowns. … The Red Foxes return 11 letter-winners and four starters from last year’s 26-7 team. … Senior guard Leanne Ockenden leads Marist with 14.7 points per game. … Old Dominion welcomes back nine letter-winners, including four starters, from last season’s 19-12 squad. … Senior guard Stephanie Gardner leads the Monarchs with 16.3 points. … New Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff inherited 11 letter-winners, including three starters, from last season’s 18-13 team that went 7-9 in Big Ten action. … The Buckeyes have won the last 12 meetings with BG, and all 14 previous victories have been by double digits. … The Falcons’ lone victory was a 56-50 decision on Jan. 18, 1975. … BG’s 4-0 start is the program’s best since 2007-08, when it won its first six games. … Of the 10 players who have seen action, seven Falcons have scored in double figures at least once this season. … BG has tightened up its free-throw shooting after making just 18 of 35 (51.4 percent) in its first two games. The Falcons have connected on 48 of 63 (76.1 percent) in their last two wins, including 18 of 22 at Butler on Monday.