• Central Michigan started both halves hot but it was a 12:16 dry spell in the first half that was too much to overcome in a 67-51 loss to the hosts in the Utah Thanksgiving Tournament last night. CMU suffered a 17-of-57 outing from the floor, 8-of-31 from long range and 9-of-15 from the line in the loss. Derrick Richardson led the Chippewas in scoring with 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting in 18 minutes off the bench.
• Eastern Michigan will play host to the Madonna University Crusdaderes. The Eagles enter the contest on a three-game winning streak, which ties the longest of Head Coach Rob Murphy’s career. The Green and White are 4-1 on the season. Derek Thompson, was named the 2012 “Ice Man” Classic Tournament MVP. Thompson averaged 15 points per game, while shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from beyond the arc.
Mansfield (1-0, 0-0 Division II) at Buffalo (1-5, 0-0 MAC)
7 p.m. ET • Mansfield leads series 4-3
Watch LIVE on MAC Digital Network
• Buffalo will return home to host Mansfield on Saturday night. The Bulls are looking to snap their current three-game losing skid. Buffalo is coming off a 71-64 loss at Canisius on Tuesday night. The Bulls were led by Javon McCrea who had a season-high 22 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots in the game.Buffalo has outrebounded each of its first six opponents of the season, including a 39-25 advantage over Canisius. Will Regan has averaged 12 points over the last three games, including a career-high 15 point at Canisius.
Kent State (3-2, 0-0 MAC) at Nebraska (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
9 p.m. ET • Nebraska leads series 2-0
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• Kent State wraps up the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic on Saturday night as the team heads to Nebraska for its first road game of the year. In a last second victory over Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday night, Kent State senior Randal Holt hit a game winning fall away jumper from 15-ft. The jumper was just two of Holt’s 13 points on the night.Senior forward Chris Evans is coming off his first double-double of the season as he led Kent State with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Evans leads the team in scoring (16.8 ppg), rebounding (7.4 rpg), steals (2.6 spg) and blocks (1.2 bpg) this season.