Buffalo at Ball State, 2:00 PM Eastern, espn3
NOTE: Last night’s Under the Radar Game of the Day, Princeton at Penn, was postponed to today at 4:00 PM, giving us a rare TWO games today! CLICK HERE for more on that game!
The top two teams in the MAC, and projected champions in both of its divisions, meet for the only time during the regular season this afternoon in our Under the Radar Game of the Day. The host Ball State Cardinals enter today’s game at 10-4 on the season, winners of 9 consecutive games including the huge upset at Notre Dame. They began MAC play this week with a home win over Eastern Michigan, a game in which Kyle Mallers scored 17 points and Trey Moses had a double-double. Also keep an eye on Tayler Persons, who led the way in the Notre Dame win with 24 points.
Although Ball State’s streak has made them the league favorites as of the moment, the Buffalo Bulls certainly have the talent to contend as well. Buffalo enters today’s game at 9-5 on the season, with all five losses having coming to teams that appear headed for NCAA Tournament berths. The Bulls won their conference opener over Toledo earlier this week as Wes Clark, CJ Massinburg and Nick Perkins each scored over 20 points apiece. Clark, the Missouri transfer who has only played in four games so far, is a huge addition to this roster, and is averaging over 21 points per game in those four outings. The addition of his firepower could be enough to help lead UB to a huge road win today.