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MAC Tournament 2012: Kent State Vs. Western Michigan Preview

The 2012 MAC tournament enters quarterfinal play on Thursday night. No. 8 Western Michigan takes on No. 4 Kent State at 7:00 p.m. in the first game of the night.

The Golden Flashes had a bye through the first two rounds of play. Western Michigan is coming off a big win on Wednesday night. Led by a 19-point performance from Mike Douglas, they knocked off Northern Illinois to advance.

During the regular season, Kent State beat Western Michigan by a final score of 78-73 in overtime.

A Kent State win would send them to the semifinals and a tough game against Akron. SB Nation's most recent bracketology prediction has Akron winning the MAC and getting a 14th seed in the East regional. The Golden Flashes lost twice during the regular season to Akron.

Game time, television broadcast information and more can be found here. Check out the complete MAC conference bracket.

For more great info on the Mid-American Conference, check out The Hustle Belt. For all your college basketball news and analysis, check out SB Nation’s college basketball hub.

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