MAC Men's Basketball Daily (11-12-12 Release)
MAC Men's Basketball Daily - Monday, November 12
Bowling Green (1-0, 0-0 MAC) vs Cleveland State (1-0, 0-0 Horizon)
NIT Season Tip-Off (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
6 p.m. ET • Bowling Green leads series 8-7
• BGSU leaves the friendly confines of the Stroh Center to play Cleveland State in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament Monday at 6 p.m. Both teams enter the game at 1-0 on the season and the Falcons will look for a 2-0 start for the first time since 2003-04. Despite shooting just 33 percent from the field, Bowling Green won its 21st consecutive home opener, defeating Lake Erie College 63-53 Friday night. Jordon Crawford had a game-high 22 points. Transfer Richaun Holmes, who led NJCAA Division II in blocked shots a year ago, had three blocks in his BGSU debut.
Buffalo (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at Florida State (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
NABC Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (Tallahassee, Fla.)
7 p.m. ET • First Meeting
• Buffalo will travel to Tallahassee, Fla. to face Florida State in the first game of the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Monday night.The Bulls are coming off a 57-53 loss to Princeton in the season opener on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena. Buffalo was led by Javon McCrea who had 22 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Buffalo’s last true road win in the state ofFlorida was a 70-63 win at Jacksonville on Jan. 6, 1993. The Bulls are 1-16 alltime against opponentsfromthe ACC. Buffalo’s lone win came against Miami (FL) in the 2006 America’s Youth Classic in Evansville, Ind.
John Carroll (0-0, 0-0 Division III) at Akron (0-1, 0-0 MAC)
7 p.m. ET • Akron leads series 21-6
• Akron returns home following a 74-70 overtime loss at Coastal Carolina. Four Zips scored in double figures, led by Zeke Marshall’s double-double (15 points, 10 boards). Jake Kretzer (15), Alex Abreu (14) and Reggie McAdams (12) also reached double figures. Kretzer and Carmelo Betancourt became just the third and fourth freshmen to start their first game under head coach Keith Dambrot. The other two freshmen were Ronnie Steward and Bubba Walther. The Zips are 90-21 (.811) overall in home openers and have been winners of nine of the last 10 at Rhodes Arena to open their home slate.
Central Michigan (0-0, 0-0 MAC) at Iowa (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
7:30 p.m. ET • First Meeting
Watch Live on The Big Ten Network
• Head coach Keno Davis opens his Central Michigan career at his alma mater and the place he began his coaching career as a student on the staff of his father, Dr. Tom Davis. The Chippewas defeated Lake Superior State, 86-76, in their only preseason exhibition game, behind 17 points by Zach Saylor. The three starting guards each scored 13. CMU freshman forward John Simons earned a spot on the prestigious PARADE All- America High School Boys Basketball Team this past summer. He was the only player committed to a MAC school named to the 40-player list.
Toledo (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at Minnesota (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
8 p.m. ET • Series tied 1-1
• Toledo looks to rebound from Friday’s season-opening loss at Loyola (IL) when it continues its three-game roadtrip with a matchup at Big Ten Conference foe Minnesota on Monday, Nov. 12. Tip-off time is set for 8:00 p.m. ET at Williams Arena. UT suffered a 62-50 setback to the Ramblers on Friday with sophomore G Julius Brown the only Rocket to score in double figures with 15 points. In terms of numbers, the Rockets welcome back 83.3 percent of their points, 82.0 percent of their rebounds and 89.5 percent of their assists from last season. Toledo possesses an all-time mark of 27-44 vs. schools from the Big Ten Conference. UT has posted a win against each Big Ten school (except Nebraska) with its last victory over Michigan State, 81-76, on Dec. 30, 2002.