Kent State (9-6, 0-1) at Ball State (7-6, 1-0)
When: 2 p.m. today.
Where: Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.
Radio: WHLO (640-AM).
Notebook: Kent State is seeking its first conference win after losing to Toledo 70-58 in its MAC opener Wednesday. The Flashes haven’t started 0-2 since the 1996-97 season … Ball State opened MAC play with a 60-58 victory over Eastern Michigan. Junior guard Jesse Berry, a preseason All-MAC selection, leads the Cardinals with 13.8 points per game and was named MAC West Division Player of the Week after scoring 21 points against Norfolk State last week. Cardinals junior forward Majok Majok is one of just 18 players in the nation averaging a double-double with 10.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. … Kent State senior guard Chris Evans is one of two players to rank among the top 10 in the MAC in scoring average (16.7), rebound average (7.5) and steals (28). … Ball State leads the all-time series 38-37 but Kent State has won the past eight meetings dating back to the 2005-06 season.
— Stephanie Storm