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MAC Tournament 2012: Toledo Vs. Ohio Preview

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.

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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