7 p.m. • First Meeting
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• Duke faces Western Michigan (5-7) on Friday, Dec. 30 at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Tipoff is set for 7:02 p.m. (ET). The Broncos are 6-0 against teams currently in the Atlantic Coast Conference, including a 2-0 record under Steve Hawkins. Over his last five games, Mike Douglas has averaged 13.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists - all of which lead the Broncos in that time. Nate Hutcheson is averaging 15.3 points per game over the past three games, including a career-high 24 points against Duquesne...Duke is ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll and No. 5 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Western Michigan is unranked in both polls. The Blue Devils are 75-20 all-time when ranked seventh in the AP Poll. Mason Plumlee is one of two players in the ACC averaging a double-double this season. Plumlee has five double-doubles and is averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Kennesaw State (3-9, 0-2 Atlantic Sun) at Ohio (11-1, 0-0 MAC)
7 p.m. • First Meeting
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• Ohio Men’s Basketball plays its final game of 2011 when it hosts Kennesaw State at The Convo on Friday evening at 7 p.m. The Bobcats moved to 11-1 last time out with Stevie Taylor scoring a career-high 19 points to pace five players in double figures as Ohio defeated North Carolina A&T, 82-66. The 11-1 start matches the 1940-41 team, and is one shy of the all-time mark of 12-1, set by the 1939-40 and 1920-21 squads. Ohio has four players averaging double figures with D.J. Cooper leading the way at 14.1 points per game. Offutt is second in scoring at 11.3 points per contest. He is the first Bobcat guard since Armon Bassett to draw more than four fouls per 40 minutes...Kennesaw State junior Markeith Cummings was named Atlantic Sun Preseason Player of the Year and currently leads the conference with 17.0 points per game. The Black and Gold recovered from a 16-point first half deficit on Friday to top the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, 69-65, in the final game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. The Owls held the Islanders to 42.4 percent shooting on the game, the lowest percentage a Division I opponent has shot this season against KSU
Eastern Michigan (5-8, 0-0 MAC) vs. Air Force (6-4, 0-0 Mountain West)
9 p.m. • First Meeting
Cable Car Classic (Santa Clara, Calif.)
• The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team once again fell behind early and could not make up the difference in a 75-55 loss to the Santa Clara University Broncos here Thursday, Dec. 29, on the first day of the Cable Car Classic in SCU’s home court, the Leavey Center. The Eagles, now 5-8 on the season, were led by senior guard Darrell Lampley with 14 while redshirt sophomore J.R. Sims added 10 points. Junior center Matt Balkema scored nine points for EMU. Eastern shot just 36.4 percent from the field, making 20-of-53 attempts while the home squad was connecting at a 52.2 percent clip, making 24-of-46 field-goal attempts. The Broncos were also 8-of-18 from beyond the arc to Eastern’s 5-of-16. Santa Clara held a decisive 39-24 advantage on the boards.