Kent State (7-3, 4-2) vs. Toledo (12-4, 7-1)
Savage Arena, Toledo, Ohio; Saturday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Kent State looks for its fifth straight conference win against Toledo. Kent State’s last MAC loss came against the Toledo Rockets 84-82 on Jan. 5. Toledo is coming off an 89-72 win over Central Michigan in its most recent game.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Toledo’s Marreon Jackson has averaged 16.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists while Ryan Rollins has put up 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. For the Golden Flashes, Danny Pippen has averaged 19.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Mike Nuga has put up 19.1 points and 5.8 rebounds.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH: The Rockets have scored 87.1 points per game across eight conference games, an improvement from the 73 per game they managed against non-conference competition.
KEY FACILITATOR: Jackson has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Toledo field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 19 field goals and 24 assists in those games.
STREAK SCORING: Toledo has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 80.4 points while giving up 63.3.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Rockets have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Golden Flashes. Toledo has an assist on 64 of 102 field goals (62.7 percent) across its previous three matchups while Kent State has assists on 50 of 94 field goals (53.2 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Toledo as a team has made 10.9 3-pointers per game this season, which is seventh-best among Division I teams. The Rockets have averaged 12.6 3-pointers per game over their last five games.
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