Akron (16-4, 5-2 MAC) vs. ?Ball State (13-7, 4-3)

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Ind.

TV/Radio/Internet: ESPN 3, WARF (1350-AM) for free at SportsRadio1350.com and on iHeartRadio. Steve French and Joe Dunn will have the call beginning at 6:30 p.m.; view at gozips.com for webcast and live statistics.

Players to watch: UA Center Isaiah Johnson (12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds), guard Antino Jackson (11.4 points, 4.2 assists), guard Noah Robotham (10.4 points, 3.6 assists), center Pat Forsythe (9.3 points, 5.5 rebounds); Ball State Guard Ryan Weber (12.1 points), forward Franko House (11.3 points, 5.2 rebounds), Bo Calhoun (10.7, 8.7 rebounds).

George M. Thomas