Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan
Time: 6 p.m.
Records: BGSU is 9-10, 3-3 MAC; EMU is 9-11, 4-2
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Radio: 99.1 FM, 1470 AM
Series: BGSU leads 45-38
Notes: The Falcons look to keep a pair of streaks alive when they travel to Ypsilanti, Mich. BG has won its last two meetings against EMU, and the Falcons won their last MAC road game at Miami after losing the previous four over the past two seasons. ... EMU ranks 17th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 59.2 points per game. Only two Division I teams in the country score fewer points than Eastern Michigan and its 52.6 points per contest. ... The Eagles are led in scoring by Darrell Lampley, who is averaging 13.0 points per game and has made 30 three-pointers. Lampley is the only EMU player averaging more than 7.0 points per game. ... New Eastern Michigan coach Rob Murphy spent the past seven seasons at Syracuse, the alma mater of BG coach Louis Orr. ... BG senior F Scott Thomas needs eight assists to break into the top 10 in school history, Thomas, who needs only one more rebound for 600 in his career, already ranks fifth in steals and ninth in 3-pointers made.
Kent State at Toledo
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: Kent is 13-6, 3-3 MAC; UT is 10-10, 2-4
Radio: 1370 AM
Series: UT leads 78-44
Notes: UT's 34-game lead in this series is its largest against any opponent, yet the Rockets have dropped their past 15 of 20 to KSU. ... UT is 2-6 this season in games decided by three points or less. One of its wins came Wednesday at Miami when UT snapped a 27-game MAC road losing streak with a 63-61 victory over the RedHawks. ... UT has clamped down defensively in its past three games, holding opponents to 47.7 ppg, and 34.8 percent shooting from the field. ... KSU, which snapped a two-game losing streak Wednesday with a 90-56 romp over Northern Illinois, is leading the MAC in scoring since league play began with 76.3 ppg. ... Senior forward Justin Green and junior guard Randal Holt lead the Golden Flashes in scoring with 12.8 ppg. ... Green, the reigning MAC player of the year, leads his team with 6.4 rebounds per game. ... The Rockets have already matched their MAC win totals from the past two seasons combined.
Toledo at Buffalo
Time: 2 p.m.
Records: UT is 12-7, 5-2 MAC; UB is 6-15, 1-6
Radio: 1230 AM
Series: UT leads 15-2
Notes: UT has won a season-high four straight, and has defeated Buffalo in each of the past four seasons. ... Buffalo has dropped seven of eight, with its lone winning coming Sunday at Northern Illinois, 62-46. ... With three more blocked shots Rockets junior Yolanda Richardson will surpass Karin Hoogendam (138, 2001-05) as UT's career leader. ... UT's win streak over the MAC East grew to nine Wednesday in a 79-66 route of Miami at home. The Rockets fell behind 16-3 but blew the game open in the second half when they shot 69 percent from the field. ... The key matchup in this game will be between guards Andola Dortch, who leads UT in scoring with 14.9 ppg and Buffalo's Brittany Hedderson, who is second in scoring in the MAC at 20.1 ppg. ... Dortch tied a career high with nine assists in the Miami game.
Bowling Green at Central Michigan
Time: 3 p.m.
Records: BGSU is 17-3, 7-0 MAC; CMU is 12-9, 4-3
Radio: 88.1 FM
Series: BGSU leads 44-13
Notes: Two of the MAC's better teams will square off in a contest that has taken on added interest recently. ... The Falcons will play without coach Curt Miller, who suffered a mild stroke during the teams win over Eastern Michigan last Sunday. Associate coach Jennifer Roos will lead the team in his absence. ... The Chippewas will be without their three top scorers after the MAC suspended them for two games following a fight Wednesday. ... Bowling Green has won the previous two meetings and 11 of the last 12, but lost the last meeting in Mt. Pleasant in 2010. ... Sophomore Niki DiGuilio, last year's MAC freshman of the year, is averaging 7.0 points per game to lead those players available for CMU Saturday. She has hit a team-high 37 3-pointers. ... BG's Danielle Havel is coming off a strong performance at Ball State. The Indiana native just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds, and she also had five assists and five steals versus the Cardinals.
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