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MAC Men's Basketball Daily Preview: Akron Faces South Carolina On ESPNU

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Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Arkansas-Pine Buff Golden Lions, 12:30 p.m.

The Chips are 3-0 right now, yo. Oh quit crying about football, it's in the past. Right now there are more pressing matters at hand. Only three games in, but they're averaging just over 27 points per margin of victory. APK is off to a slow, 1-3 start for their season, and will face two more MAC schools right after CMU (at Ohio, at Akron). To be quite frank, the Golden Lions aren't exactly coming off of too hot of a season, either.

You can watch this game on ESPN3.

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs. Longwood Lancers, 2:30 p.m.

You know who else is undefeated so far? Yup, the Eagles. There's a very different swagger to this team, and it's probably because we're still not used to seeing them without three of their starters from last year. Anywho, Karrington Ward and Raven Lee are both among the top scorers in the MAC. Being good on offense when you're a defense-first team is a good mix to be a part of.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs. Yale Bulldogs, 3:30 p.m.

You know who else has been putting up some points this season is sophomore forward Jimmy Hall. He's put up at least ten points in the first three games of the season, including his double-double performance against Malone University. But he'll has his hands full against the Bulldogs, who average 76.2 points per game with their 3-1 record. They are led by Justin Sears, a junior forward who averages 17 ppg, shooting 47.9 percent from the floor.

Akron Zips vs. South Carolina Gamecocks, 6:30 p.m.

Oh this'll be a goodie. And, this doesn't go without overstating, but it'll still be interesting to see how Akron does without Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell. They were in a good game on Friday against Miami (FL), but then the second half rolled around and everything spiraled out of control. South Carolina hasn't been impressive so far with a 2-2 record. Both of their wins came against North Florida and Cornell.

You can watch this game on ESPNU.