Cleveland State have a match against their top competitor in the Horizon conference this week, while Ohio State and Akron play important games against lower tier teams in their conferences.
The Ohio State Buckeyes have just kept on rolling in Big 10 play recently with yet another win over the Wisconsin Badgers dotting their impressive resume and keeping them in first place overall. They still have both of their games against close competitor Michigan State to go, but until then they have a Tuesday matchup against the Purdue Boilermakers to look forward to. That game will be in Ohio at 9 PM ET.
The Cleveland State Vikings are rolling just as hard as Ohio State are to the tune of first place in the Horizon Conference but play one of the most important games of their season this week. They were able to knock off the Milwaukee Panthers a few weeks ago in order to prove their superiority over their top competitor, and now they face the Valparaiso Crusaders on Thursday.
The Crusaders are tied for first place but the Vikings have a game in hand and get the match at home at 7 PM ET. Valparaiso handed the Vikings one of their only two conference losses back on January 15th, one of the biggest reasons that the Vikings were able to scratch their way to a first place tie.
Akron will also attempt to keep a roll going in the MAC East when the Western Michigan Broncos come to town on Wednesday at 7 PM ET.
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