Toledo's Mikaela Boyd is surrounded by her teammates after she posted a double-double against Northern Illinois Saturday. It was Boyd's fourth double-double in her last five games.
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Ball State at Toledo
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: Ball State is 14-2, 3-2 MAC; Toledo is 12-5, 3-2 MAC
Radio: 1230 AM
Series: Toledo leads 53-24
Notes: The Rockets will host an important Mid-American Conference West Division showdown when they face Ball State at Savage Arena. … This season Ball State was picked third in the MAC preseason poll (Toledo was second), but the Cardinals already have claimed impressive non-conference wins over Vanderbilt and Purdue on the road and Western Kentucky at home. … While Toledo leads the overall series, the Cardinals have won six of the last seven meetings. … BSU is 6-0 on the road this season and has four players who average at least 11.9 points per game. … Senior Moriah Monaco leads the Cards in scoring at 16.9 points per game, sixth-best in the MAC. ... Junior Carmen Grande is tied for 20th in scoring (12.6 ppg) while ranking second in Division I basketball with 9.6 assists per game. … Toledo will counter with an 8-0 home record this season and 14 straight victories at Savage Arena. … Mikaela Boyd posted a double-double in Saturday’s win over Northern Illinois, finishing with 17 points and 13 rebounds. ... That was Boyd’s fourth double-double in the last five games. … After this contest the Rockets will play three of their next four games on the road, starting with a contest at Buffalo (which is 4-1 in MAC play) Saturday.
Bowling Green's Carly Santoro, shown in a game against Valparaiso earlier this season, scored 15 fourth-quarter points in the Falcons win at Akron Saturday.
Kent State at Bowling Green
Time: 7 p.m.
Records: Kent State is 9-8, 2-3 MAC; Bowling Green is 9-7, 1-4 MAC
Radio: 88.1 FM
Series: Bowling Green leads 54-32
Notes: The Falcons will look to claim a second straight victory over a MAC rival from Northeast Ohio when they host Kent State at the Stroh Center. … The Golden Flashes, who were picked to finish second in the MAC’s East Division in the preseason, swept Eastern Michigan for their lone league wins. … But just three days after Central Michigan beat BG by 36 points, KSU went to Mt. Pleasant and lost to the Chippewas by only four. … Last season the Flashes won the MAC East with a 13-5 mark and were 19-13 overall. … Senior center Jordan Korinek leads the MAC in scoring with 20.4 points per game and has averaged 24.2 points in the team’s five league contests. … Korinek also ranks second among all Division I players with 109 free throws made. … Carly Santoro scored 15 points in the fourth quarter at Akron Saturday, giving her four of the five biggest scoring quarters by a BG player in school history. … The first 150 fans through the Stroh Center doors for this game will receive a BGSU water bottle, and 500 fans will receive a Liz Honegger bobblehead. … Honegger, who helped lead the Falcons to four regular-season MAC titles, three NCAA tournament bids and a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2007, is expected to be at the game.
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