Toledo at Akron
■ Time: 11 a.m.
■ Records: UT is 14-2, 2-1 MAC; UA is 11-5, 3-0
■ TV: ESPNU
■ Series: UT leads 29-26
■ Notes: These teams were picked to win their respective divisions in the Mid-American Conference with Akron getting the nod as projected tournament champion. ... UT has lost seven straight to the Zips and six straight at Akron, last winning in Rhodes Arena in 2001. ... UT is committing a MAC-low 9.9 turnovers per game compared to 14.2 for Akron. ... The Zips, who have appeared in seven straight MAC championship games, own the biggest win of the early MAC season, going on the road to beat Ohio in double overtime. ... Post Demetrius Treadwell leads Akron with 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. ... Not unlike his past teams, Zips coach Keith Dambrot goes deep into his bench, playing 10 guys at least 10 minutes per night. ... Quincy Diggs, a forward who is getting minutes at point guard, averages 12.6 points and 2.7 assists off the bench. ... With a win UT will match its win total from 2008 to 2010.
Toledo at Western Michigan
■ Time: 2 p.m.
■ Records: UT is 7-8, 2-2 MAC; WMU is 6-9, 2-2
■ Radio: 1230
■ Series: UT leads 48-19
■ Notes: UT and Western Michigan are part of a five-way logjam for the second spot in the MAC West. League unbeaten-Central Michigan has a two-game lead on everyone. ... UT is eying its first MAC road win, losing most recently at Buffalo on Wednesday to snap a 20-game win streak against MAC East opponents. ... The Rockets shot a season-low 25.7 percent (19 of 74) and turned the ball over 20 times. ... UT has won three in a row in this series and won six of seven at WMU’s University Arena. ... WMU’s MIracle Woods averages 16.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocked shots. Marquisha Harris chips in 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. ... WMU kicks off three games straight at home, where the Broncos are 2-4. ... Northview graduate Jessica Jessing is averaging 3.4 points and 2.7 rebounds for WMU. ... UT returns home Thursday to face Ball State, another team grouped in the West division cluster.
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