Toledo men take on Kent State; women on the road at Ohio



Kent State at Toledo

Time: 6 p.m.

Records: KSU is 11-7, 2-3; UT is 16-2, 4-1

Radio: 1370

Series: UT leads 79-45

Notes: This is the first of three white out games, meaning fans are encouraged to wear white. The same directive applies for home games against Ohio on Feb. 12 and Western Michigan on March 1. ... Coaches on both teams will wear sneakers and a pin with a purple ribbon as part of Coaches vs. Cancer. They’re honoring Akron director of basketball operations Dan Peters who took a leave of absence to pursue pancreatic cancer treatment. ... Kent has dropped two straight, including a decisive 75-59 loss defeat to Western Michigan on Thursday. The Flashes shot just 32 percent from the field. ... Kent guards Kris Brewer (12.5 points), Derek Jackson (10.7), and Devareaux Manley (9.9) pace the MAC’s third-best scoring offense. ... UT beat Kent last season to start MAC play, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Golden Flashes. ... UT is 9-0 at home. ... UT’s J.D. Weatherspoon had 30 of the team’s 50 dunks.



Toledo at Ohio

Time: 2 p.m.

Records: UT is 8-9, 3-3 MAC; OU is 8-9, 3-3

Radio: 1230

Series: UT leads 41-20

Notes: UT has won six in a row over the Bobcats. The series is tied at 14 in games played at the Convocation Center. ... First-year coach Bob Boldon has the Bobcats competitive following a 1-15 mark last year in the MAC. Boldon, who comes from Youngstown State, lost to UT last year in the WNIT. ... UT is unbeaten in the MAC at home and winless on the road. ... The Rockets earned their most impressive victory of the season Thursday, thumping Ball State, 73-61. Ohio lost at home to Ball State five days earlier, 79-63, and followed with an 80-56 loss at Akron. ... The Bobcats are 4-1 at home. ... Guard Kiyanna Black leads the Bobcats in scoring with 13.1 points and is coming off a 1 of 11 shooting performance. Quiera Lampkins (10.8) and Mariah Byard (10.5) also average in double figures. Byard has missed the past four games. ... UT and OU are tied for 10th in the MAC in field goal percentage defense. ... These teams will play again Feb. 15 at Toledo.