Toledo vs. Samford and Florida Gulf Coast/Alcorn State in Fort Myers, Fla.
Time: 4:30 p.m. today; 4:30 p.m./7 p.m. Thursday
Records: UT is 0-3; Samford is 1-3; FGCU is 2-2; Alcorn State is 1-3
Notes: The winner of today’s game will face the winner of Florida Gulf Coast and Alcorn State at 7 p.m. Thursday. The losers will square off at 4:30 p.m. ... Samford has faced a daunting schedule, losing its last two games to nationally ranked teams Louisville (80-54) and Memphis (65-54). ... Freshman forward Tim Williams leads Samford in scoring (18 points per game) and rebounding (8 rpg). Raijon Kelly chips in 11.5 ppg. ... FGCU, which lost 88-67 Sunday at Duke, has two double-digit scorers: Bernard Thompson (17.3 ppg) and Sherwood Brown (14.3 ppg). .... Alcorn State is coming off of an 86-78 defeat to Fort Valley State. ... Toledo dropped all three of its games in a season-opening road trip. ... Guard Julius Brown is averaging 15.7 ppg, and forward Rian Pearson is averaging 14.7 ppg.
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