All games are on at 7 p.m. and watchable on the MAC Digital Network:
Central Michigan (6-7) at Toledo (12-1) (STO/ESPN3)
CMU's record is a red herring. They beat Texas and lost close ones to Marquette and Florida.They DID beat the vaunted Green Bay. Sue Guevara's team has a high-tempo attack which is always fun to watch, but they have struggled recently against the sound Rockets defense, whose lone loss is that 3-point heartbreaker at Dayton.
Miami (8-5) at Ball State (3-10)
The RedHawks played a tough, varied schedule but still look like a team playing like a division favorite. Kirsten Olowinski and Courtney Osborn may be the best duo in the MAC. Ball State has struggled, mostly by virtue of playing a rigid seven-man rotation, but may be able to create enough turnovers to make it close.
Akron (9-4) at Ohio (5-7)
About Olowinski and Osborn ... Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh might have a case to make for best tandem as well. The Zips certainly qualify as a MAC East dark horse. Meanwhile, Ohio has a couple of impressive wins, even if their record isn't. They're a true example of a team-effort - nobody particularly stands out statistically, but they'll need someone to make shots.
Kent State (2-11) at Bowling Green (9-4)
A bit teed off from losing to UCF, BGSU is in no mood to play around with lesser opponents, and that describes Kent State. A victory for the Flashes would be if they scored 50 points in this game.
Northern Illinois (5-8) at Buffalo (2-11)
Two teams that are expected to dwell in the bottom of the divisions, it may at least be a competitive affair.
Eastern Michigan (2-11) at Western Michigan (4-9)
Another couple of struggling teams looking for something to build on. EMU has had, shall we say, a serious of unfortunate events, from injuries to dismissal of top players. WMU is just in a rebuilding mode.