Toledo at Western Michigan, 7:00 PM, espn3
The Under the Radar Game of the Day returns to the MAC tonight for a key West Division battle between Toledo and Western Michigan. Even though Buffalo has been dominating the conference so far, Toledo has put together a solid 5-1 conference record and 13-6 overall. In fact, the Rockets have run off five straight wins since an opening loss at Buffalo. One of those wins was at home win back on January 9 over the Western Michigan Broncos. Tre’Shaun Fletcher was especially impressive in that game, scoring 21 points while pulling down 8 rebounds and dishing out a career-high 8 assists.
Western Michigan is currently 3-3 in conference play, tied with Ball State for second place in the West. The Broncos are coming off a 10 point home loss to Buffalo and looking to bounce back after losing 3 of their last 4 games. Thomas Wilder will be the key tonight for the Broncos, as he scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the first matchup between these two teams. If he can get more help from teammates like Josh Davis and Bryce Moore tonight, the Broncos could close the gap in the standings and remain in striking distance for the division crown.