UT plays in first meeting with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; BGSU women return to home court



Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Toledo

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 1-3; UT is 1-4

Series: First meeting

Radio: 1370


Notes: UT becomes the final Mid-American Conference team to play a home game. Three league teams (EMU, Kent, and Ohio) have already played five games at home. ... The Rockets rank second in the MAC in free-throw percentage (73.2) after leading the league last season at 72.6 percent. ... UT is 17-2 in its last 19 home openers, with losses coming in 2009 (Eastern Illinois) and 2010 (UIC). ... Guard Rian Pearson was named MAC West player of the week after averaging 22.2 points and 5.5 rebounds in UT’s 1-1 finish at a tournament in Fort Myers, Fla. Pearson is averaging 17.8 points and 5.4 boards. ... Corpus-Christi, which has lost three in a row, is led by 6-foot-6 forward Will Nelson (17. 5 ppg, 6.3 rpg). ... Islanders 5-10 guard Johnathon Jordan chips in 11 ppg, 5 rpg, and 5 apg.


Temple at Bowling Green

Time: 7 p.m.

Records: Temple is 3-2; BGSU is 3-2

Radio: 88.1

Series: Tied 1-1

Notes: The Falcons return home from a four-game road trip for the first of three games in eight days at the Stroh Center. … Last season Temple posted a 23-10 overall record and was 13-1 in the Atlantic 10, advancing to the third round of the WNIT. … The Owls have won at least 20 games and qualified for the postseason in each of the last nine seasons. … BG also has won at least 20 games in each of the last nine seasons and has been in the postseason eight straight times. … Temple is led by senior Victoria Macaulay, who averages a double-double (15.2 points and 10.0 rebounds per game) and adds 2.0 blocked shots per contest. … Macauley is the only senior starter for the Owls, who have two freshmen (May Dayan and Sally Kabengano) in the starting five. … In BG’s first five games this season the Falcons have had five different leading scorers.