Tuesday's MAC Women's Basketball Action

Updated 11/13/2012

 

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Buffalo (0-1, 0-0 MAC) vs. Youngstown State (0-0, 0-0 Horizon)
12 PM ET • Miami trails 6-4
• Buffalo is in its  first year under head coach Felisha Legette-Jack, who spent the previous six years at Indiana. The Bulls lost four starters from last year’s squad that  fi nished 9-22, but they do return nine total letterwinners. Nytor Longar is the top returning scorer with 10.2 points per game last year. Sophomore Kristen Sharkey had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Buffalo’s 73-57 loss at Canisius on Friday.
 
Ohio (0-0, 0-0 MAC) vs. Cleveland State (0-1, 0-0 Horizon)
7 PM ET • Ohio leads 14-7
• Tuesday’s game will be the 22nd all-time meeting in the series between Ohio and Cleveland State. The Bobcats hold a 14-7 lead in the series which has its roots in the 1976-77 season. Ohio has lost two of the last three games in the series, falling most recently by a final score of 66-56 on December 5, 2011 in Cleveland. The Bobcats have never lost (8-0) at home to the Vikings.  Cleveland State enters Tuesday’s game the owner of a 1-0 re­cord in 2012-13. The Vikings began the season on Friday night with a 60-46 victory over visiting South Dakota. Shalonda Winton led the way for CSU in the win, scoring 22 points and collecting 10 rebounds. She was followed closely by Honesty King, who added 18 points of her own.  Cleveland State finished the 2011-12 season with a 12-19 mark which included a 6-12 record in Horizon League play. The Vikings were selected to finish fifth of nine Horizon League teams this season and received one First Team All-League preseason selection in Shalonda Winton.
 
Ball State (0-1, 0-0 MAC) vs. Butler (0-1, 0-0 Horizon)
7 PM ET • Ball State trails 13-7
• Ball State will host an in-state rival school for the second consecutive game when Butler comes to Worthen Arena Tuesday.  Both teams are 0-1 heading into the game with Ball State dropping its home opener to Evansville by a score of 54-45 in the fi rst game of head coach Brady Sallee’s tenure with the Cardinals.  Ball State pulled within four at 46-42 with 2:11 left in the contest on a pair of free throws from freshman Nathalie Fontaine, but Evansville hit a three pointer to go back up 52-43 with 36 seconds left to secure the victory for the Purple Aces.  Fontaine led all Ball State scorers with 14 points plus added fi ve rebounds and two steals.  Shelbie Justice added eight points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals for the Cardinals.  Brandy Woody managed seven points, fi ve rebounds, fi ve assists and four steals for Ball State.
 
Akron (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at Tennessee Tech (0-0, 0-0 OVC)
8 PM ET • Akron trails 0-8
• The Zips cruised to an 83-24 win over Hiram in their season opener last Saturday at Rhodes Arena. The game signified the largest margin of victory at home (59 points) for Akron in the team’s 39-year history.  Hiram’s 24 points are just the second fewest Akron has allowed an opponent in the history of the program.  Forward Rachel Tecca needs just eight points to reach 1,000 for her career.  The Golden Eagles were recently picked to finish first in the East Division of the Ohio Valley Conference, and received 15 first-place votes as the overall league favorite. This is the first season that the OVC has split into the East and West divisions.  Tech returns four of its starters from a team that finished .500 last year at 17-17, and second in the OVC with an 11-5 mark.