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Who is Toledo?

By mrasor Published: January 29, 2008

Men's basketball
The Rockets have the odd position of featuring the league's highest scorer, yet being the second-lowest scoring team.
Tyrone Kent scores 18.3 points per game -- almost two points more than the MAC's next best. The 6-foot-5 swingman does a lot of it from long range. He leads Nick Dials by one for the league's most frequent 3-point converter.
The team isn't quite so productive, as a whole, because it shoots MAC's worst free throw percentage and second-worst field goal percentage. The Rockets also are dead last in rebounding margin.
When does Toledo actually win? When they force oodles of turnovers. They milked 23 out of Missouri State and 22 out of Drexel. Both were wins.
As it turns out, carelessness with the ball has been Akron's weakness the past three games. That includes the lucky win against Ohio. MAC teams have figured out that if you bother Steve McNees, he's no longer a phenom. Dials shows that he's just a converted shooting guard.
If Akron did not figure it out this week, Toledo can make the game close.
Football
FoxSports.com wrote a great story encapsuling Domenik Hixon's tumultuous season.
Hixon is such a good person, I can't help but root for the Giants on Sunday. Oh yeah, and they're playing the Patriots.

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