Central Michigan at Bowling Green
■ Time: 3:30 p.m.
■ Records: Central Michigan is 12-6, 1-4 MAC; Bowling Green is 12-6, 3-2 MAC
■ TV: ESPN3
■ Radio: 100.7 FM
■ Series: Bowling Green leads 40-36
■ Notes: Bowling Green will honor the 1968 Mid-American Conference championship team. … Central Michigan was picked to finish sixth in the MAC West this season after going 16-16 overall and 6-12 in the league last season. … The Chippewas won their MAC opener against Ohio, then lost their next four. … CMU ranks third in the league in 3-pointers made (172) and has taken 509 3s, most in the MAC. … Senior Cecil Williams leads the Chippewas at 14.8 points per game, while sophomore David DiLeo averages 13.3 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds. … While BG has lost three of the last four meetings in the series, the victory was a 62-59 upset in the quarterfinals of the 2016 MAC tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. … Junior Demajeo Wiggins posted a double-double in each of the Falcons’ last four games.
Marreon Jackson and his Toledo teammates will be trying to maintain first place in the MAC West when they host Kent State Saturday at Savage Arena.
Kent State at Toledo
■ Time: 7 p.m.
■ Records: Kent State is 9-9, 3-2 MAC; Toledo is 12-6, 4-1
■ TV: ESPN3
■ Radio: 1370 AM
■ Series: Toledo leads 82-48
■ Notes: Toledo owns a four-game win streak after its 91-57 victory Tuesday at Ohio. … At 4-1, Toledo sits in first place in the MAC West. ... Toledo has an average margin of victory of 17.5 points per game during its four-game win streak. … During league play, Tre’Shaun Fletcher leads the MAC in scoring at 20.4 points per game. Jaelan Sanford is fifth with 18.2 points per game. … Nate Navigato leads the MAC in 3-pointers at 3.1 per game and is second in 3-point percentage at 45.8 percent. … Marreon Jackson is third in the MAC in 3-point percentage at 45.6 percent. … Toledo is ninth nationally with a 3-point percentage (41.7). … Kent State’s Jaylin Walker is tied for sixth in the MAC with 16.7 points per game. … Kevin Zabo leads the Golden Flashes in scoring during MAC play at 18.4 points per game. …Toledo split two games against Kent State last season with a 85-61 road loss and a 78-58 home win.
Ohio at Bowling Green
■ Time: 1 p.m.
■ Records: Ohio is 9-8, 3-3; Bowling Green is 10-7, 2-4
■ TV: ESPN3
■ Radio: 88.1 FM
■ Series: Bowling Green leads 55-27
■ Notes: The Falcons will look for their third consecutive victory. … While BG leads the overall series, the Bobcats have won the last six meetings. … Ohio was picked to finish third in the MAC East in the preseason coaches’ poll after going 22-10 overall and 12-6 in league play last season. … Amani Burke leads the Bobcats at 13.8 points per game, while Cierra Hooks averages 12.6 points and a team-best 5.0 rebounds. … The Falcons have surpassed their win total from last season, going from eight wins to 10. BG has more road wins (three last year, four this season) as well as more home victories (three last year, five this season).
Toledo at Buffalo
■ Time: 2 p.m.
■ Records: Toledo is 13-5, 4-2; Buffalo is 14-3, 5-1
■ TV: ESPN3
■ Radio: 1230 AM
■ Series: Toledo leads 22-4
■ Notes: Toledo is tied for second place in the MAC West behind Central Michigan. … Buffalo is in first place in the MAC East. … Toledo is on a three-game win streak and has won four of its last five. … Toledo beat Ball State 72-66 on Wednesday at Savage Arena. … The Rockets are 4-5 away from home. … Kaayla McIntyre leads Toledo at 15.0 points per game. … Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott and Mikaela Boyd add 11.7 and 10.9 points per game, respectively. … Buffalo has won six of its last seven games. … The Bulls most recently earned a 67-63 win at Ohio. … Buffalo is 5-0 at home. … Cierra Dillard is the top scorer for the Bulls at 14.2 points per game, while Cassie Oursler adds 13.4. … Buffalo is second in the MAC in scoring at 77.8 points per game. …Toledo is second in the MAC in scoring defense at 64.2 points per game. … The Rockets have won the last four meetings in the series, including a sweep of last season’s three matchups, which included a 72-65 Toledo win in the semifinals of the MAC tournament.
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