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Published: Saturday, 1/21/2012

College Basketball Glance: Jan. 21

BLADE STAFF

Men

Toledo at Eastern Michigan

Time: 2 p.m.

Records: UT is 9-9, 1-3 MAC; EMU is 8-10, 3-1

Radio: 1370 AM

Series: UT leads 45-42

Notes: EMU, the co-leader in the West division with Ball State, is 3-1 in the MAC for the first time since 1999-2000. ... Senior guard Darrell Lampley leads the Eagles in scoring at 13.2 ppg, and no other members of the team are averaging in double figures . ... Eleven Eagles log at least 14 minutes per game. ... On Wednesday, when EMU beat Western Michigan in overtime at home, UT claimed its first MAC win, 71-41, over Northern Illinois at Savage Arena. ... EMU ranks last in the MAC in scoring offense (53.6 ppg) but second in scoring defense (60.1). ... UT has lost five straight to the Eagles, a streak that began after UT won 69-57 on Jan. 17, 2009. ... Former Syracuse assistant Rob Murphy is in his first season as coach at EMU.

Buffalo at Bowling Green

Time: 4 p.m.

Records: Buffalo is 9-6, 2-2 MAC; BGSU is 8-9, 2-2

Radio: 99.1 FM, 1470 AM

Series: BGSU leads 16-7

Notes: The Falcons finish the first round of East Division play against the Bulls, with both teams part of a four-way tie for second in the division. ... The Falcons have won five of the last six meetings in BG and are 10-2 all-time against Buffalo at Anderson Arena. ... BG has outrebounded its last seven opponents, winning the battle on the boards by an average of 8.4 per game. That will be a challenge against the Bulls, who have grabbed a MAC-best 8.3 more rebounds than their opponents. ... The Bulls have two of the league's top scorers in sophomore Javon McCrea (16.6 ppg, 7.1 rpg) and senior Mitchell Watt (15.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg). ... By tying the school record with eight steals at Miami, BG senior Scott Thomas now ranks fifth on the Falcons' all-time list with 167 thefts.



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