Sunday fun day, better stay and play. By play, I of course mean watch MAC basketball, because unlike NBC's coverage of the Sochi Olympics. We've got just a pair of men's games on deck today, including a televised matchup to cap off the evening and lead you all into new episodes of of Walking Dead/True Detective/Real Housewives of Atlanta.
WMU and NIU get things started for us at 4:30 p.m. on the MAC Digital Network. The Huskies are suddenly on a roll (the best the program has seen in YEARS) having won three straight games, including an impressive 12-point victory over the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday. The Broncos are hot as well, having won four of their last five thanks to strong play from all over. The Broncos are coming off their own huge win, having shocked Ohio on Wednesday in a 90-74 beat down. This game will be a real test for both squads. For NIU it's a chance to prove that the team really has turned yet another corner, for WMU it's a chance to prove that the issues that appeared earlier in the season have finally been worked out.
Then at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel (as well as ESPN3 and the MACDN) it's Akron at Bowling Green. Louis' Orr's Falcons have came crashing down to Earth after a relatively hot start to MAC play, and have now lost three of their last four contests. Akron, per the norm, is leading the MAC East, having lost just twice in conference play this season. This game features some of the MAC's most exciting players, including bigs Richaun Holmes and Demetrius Treadwell who should be going at it all evening. A win also keeps the Zips a whole game up on Buffalo and Ohio, while a BG win causes a three-way tie atop the East and could make the final weeks of conference play that much more interesting.
Of course the boys aren't the only ones having fun today. Four women's games tipped off at two, and we'll be sure to include the final scores of those contests here once we know them. At 4:30 p.m., Miami and Bowling Green face off on Buckeye Cable SportsNet and the MACDN to close out the WBB docket for the day. BGSU is damn near unstoppable this season, having lost just three games all year, while Miami is struggling a year removed from an NIT appearance. The 'Hawks have gone 3-7 in MAC play.
We'll be live chatting the Sunday action right here in our open thread, and all are welcomed to join. Oh, this is a BYOB event, suckers.