Sunday's Women's Basketball Preview

Updated 1/12/2013


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Ohio (5-8, 0-1 MAC) at Buffalo (3-11, 1-0 MAC)
2 PM • Buffalo leads 13-12
• Ohio freshman forward Lexie Baldwin registered her first career start against Akron on Jan. 10. The native of Hattiesburg, Miss., scored eight points and collected five rebounds during the contest. 
• Freshman Mackenzie Loesing had a MAC debut to remember on Thursday night as the Norwood, OH native led all scorers with 20 points.  Loesing went 6-of-8 from the floor and 6-for-7 from the free throw line to lead the way for UB.
Toledo (12-2, 0-1 MAC) at Bowling Green (10-4, 1-0 MAC)
2 PM • Bowling Green leads 41-29
Coverage: SportsTime Ohio/ESPN3
• For the season, the Rockets are fueled offensively by the quartet of Shafir, junior Andola Dortch, Richardson and Zanoguera, who are averaging 12.7, 10.6, 9.9 and 9.1 ppg, respectively. In total, UT has six players averaging at least 5.2 points per game.
• The Flashes’ 33 points also represented the fewest allowed by BGSU against the Golden Flashes since the 1973-74 season, in a 77-30 BG victory.
Kent State (2-12, 0-1 MAC) at Akron (10-4, 1-0 MAC)
2 PM • Kent State leads 49-7
• In the Mid-American Conference opener at Bowling Green, Kent State suffered from their worst shooting performance to fall 69-33 to the Falcons. The Flashes marked season-lows in points in a half (14), total points (33) and field goal percentage (24%). Krewson led the team with 11 points and eight rebounds. 
• Akron trails the all-time series with crosstown rival Kent State, 8-48. The Zips split with the Golden Flashes last year, winning at home, 68-62, and falling by one on the road, 77-76. The series between Akron and Kent State is the longest running series in program history.
Eastern Michigan (3-11, 1-0 MAC) at Central Michigan (7-7, 1-0 MAC)
2 PM • Central Michigan leads 38-32
• The contest is a rematch of the 2012 MAC Championship game, which the Eagles won thanks to a Paige Redditt layup with 1.8 seconds left in the contest.
• Sophomore Crystal Bradford put together a repeat performance of her Mid-American Conference debut a year ago, matching a career high with 27 points at Toledo Thursday night. Last season, Bradford also opened MAC play with 27 points at Northern Illinois.
Miami (8-6, 0-1 MAC) at Western Michigan (4-10, 0-1 MAC)
2 PM • Eastern Michigan leads 41-30
• Being a great scorer and Miami’s all-time leading rebounder has given senior forward Kirsten Olowinski another spot at the top of the Red and White’s record book.
• Western Michigan returns to University Arena Sunday to host Miami at 2 p.m. The RedHawks (8-6, 0-1 MAC) fell in their MAC opener as well Thursday, 62-59, at Ball State.
Ball State (4-10, 1-0 MAC) at Northern Illinois (5-9, 0-1 MAC)
3 PM • Ball State leads 24-14
• Ball State women’s basketball travels to Northern Illinois in its first Mid-American Conference road trip of the season Sunday.  BSU is looking to stay on the winning track as it opened league action Thursday night in Worthen Arena with a 62-59 victory against Miami.
• With this game, NIU opens up its longest home stretch of the season as four of the next five games are at the Convocation Center.  The Huskies are 2-1 at home this season and 17-14 overall under Bennett.  Five of the Huskies’ first eight MAC games are at home this season.