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Published: Sunday, 2/23/2014

Toledo men host Ball State; women host Western Michigan


Ball State at Toledo

Time: 6 p.m.

Records: Ball State is 4-20, 1-12 MAC; UT is 22-4, 10-3


Radio: 1370

Series: Toledo leads 44-40

Notes: The Rockets can move a step closer to a school record for wins in a season with a victory over the worst team in the MAC. … Toledo won the first meeting of these two teams by an 80-73 margin on Feb. 8. … The Cardinals have lost eight in a row after a triple-overtime loss at Central Michigan. … Ball State is winless in 12 road games this season. … Senior Chris Bond leads the Cardinals in scoring with 13.8 points per game and needs 19 to reach 1,000 for his career. … Freshman Zavier Turner scores 12.5 points per game to lead MAC freshmen in that category. … Toledo is 12-0 at home this season, but Ball State beat the Rockets 86-72 at Savage Arena last year. … With Thursday’s win at BG the Rockets are 8-0 in games decided by four points or less this season.



Western Michigan at Toledo

Time: 2 p.m.

Records: WMU is 10-14, 6-7 MAC; UT is 13-11, 8-5


Radio: 1230

Series: UT leads 48-20

Notes: The Rockets look to extend a season-best four-game win streak when they host the Broncos in the first game of a doubleheader at Savage Arena. … Toledo has won the last five meetings of these two teams at Savage Arena. … This year WMU claimed a 78-72 victory in a Jan. 18 game played in Kalamazoo, Mich. That snapped a three-game winning streak for the Rockets, who still have won 10 of the previous 11 meetings. … Western Michigan is led by sophomore Miracle Woods, who averages 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds. … WMU’s Jessica Jessing, a Northview grad, averages 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds for the Broncos. … Toledo already has six losses at Savage Arena, the most home losses for the Rockets since 2006-07. … Senior Janelle Reed-Lewis has scored 49 points with 13 rebounds, and 15 assists in her last four games.

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