Kent State (14-12) at Loyola University-Chicago (14-13)
When: 3 p.m. today.
Where: Gentile Arena.
Radio/TV: WHLO (640-AM)/SportsTime Ohio.
Notebook: The Golden Flashes are coming off an emotional 78-75 overtime loss at Ohio on Feb. 16. … Suffering a similar down season, the Ramblers, who are 4-10 in the Horizon League, have lost five of their past six games, including an 85-76 home loss to Valparaiso on Tuesday. … The Flashes, who are 5-7 in the Mid-American Conference, are 6-4 all-time in BracketBusters games and are one of 10 programs to have participated in the event every season since its inception in 2003. KSU lost 80-73 to the College of Charleston last season. … The Ramblers are 5-4 in BracketBusters games, including last season’s 66-54 win at Bradley, coached by former KSU coach Geno Ford. … Loyola has a 3-1 advantage in the series against KSU. The teams haven’t played since a 74-59 Loyola win on Nov. 30, 1996, in Chicago. … Former KSU player and assistant coach Armon Gates is an assistant coach at Loyola.
— Stephanie Storm