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Published: Wednesday, 2/29/2012

College basketball glance: 2-29

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Toledo at Northern Illinois

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: UT is 15-14, 6-8 MAC; NIU is 3-24, 2-12

Radio: 1370 AM

Series: UT leads 39-22

Notes: With a win UT will clinch a first round home game in the MAC tournament on Monday. ... With a win and an Eastern Michigan loss at Western Michigan, UT will be playing for a share of the West title Saturday at home versus EMU. ... UT is looking to match a season-high win streak of five in a row. ... The Rockets crushed NIU 71-41 on Jan. 18 at Savage Arena. Curtis Dennis led UT with 18 points. ... NIU has dropped five in a row after a 62-59 win over Miami on Feb. 8 at home. ... Freshman guard Abdel Nader (10.5 points per game) is the lone Huskie averaging double figures in scoring. ... UT freshman guard Julius Brown has collected the past two MAC West player of the week honors. ... Should UT secure rights to host Monday's tournament game, tickets will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Miami at Bowling Green

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: MU is 9-18, 5-9 MAC; BGSU is 15-13, 8-6

TV: BCSN

Radio: 99.1 FM, 1470 AM

Series: Miami leads 76-50

Notes: The Falcons look for a win to keep alive their hopes for a finish in the top four of the MAC, which would give BG a bye into the quarterfinals of the league tournament. … Bowling Green has won three of its last four meetings with the RedHawks, including a 65-57 win in Oxford, Ohio, earlier this season. … The RedHawks are led by senior Julian Mavunga, who ranks among the league leaders in scoring (16.9), rebounding (9.1), and assists (3.3). … Before the game Bowling Green will honor seniors Dee Brown, Torian Oglesby, and Scott Thomas. … BG has at least seven steals in eight straight games. The Falcons have had more steals than their opponent in eight straight. … Thomas has 71 steals, the fifth-highest single-season total in BG history. … Cam Black's 43 blocks are the fifth-most in a single-season in BG history.



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