The 2012 MAC tournament enters quarterfinal play on Thursday night. No. 7 Toledo takes on No. 3 Ohio at 9:30 p.m. at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
The Rockets held off a late Central Michigan rally on Wednesday to squeeze out a 75-72 win. Dominique Buckley hit two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to seal the win. The Bobcats earned a double bye to start the tournament, so the quarterfinal game is their first since a March 3 win over Miami (OH) to end the regular season.
Toledo beat Ohio during the regular season, using a 5-0 run to power a late rally for a 77-73 win. Rian Pearson had a double-double in that game, scoring 18 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Pearson led the Rockets on Wednesday with another double-double, with 20 points and 15 rebounds.