The semifinals of the Mid-American Conference takes place on Friday night in Cleveland, Ohio with No. 4 Kent State taking on No. 1 Akron, followed by No. 3 Ohio vs. No. 2 Buffalo, with the winners advancing to the championship game on Saturday and a ticket to the NCAA Tournament next weekend.
The Golden Flashes got to this point by knocking off the Western Michigan Broncos yesterday, 76-72, behind 23 points from Justin Greene. No. 1 Akron received the unorthodox triple-bye and will be playing in their first game since exactly a week ago when they defeated these very Golden Flashes, 61-55. They beat Kent State back in January, as well.
Here's everything you need to know before tonight's tip:
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: Kent State athletics; 1350AM home of the Zips!
The Ohio-Buffalo game will follow this game. The full 2012 MAC tournament schedule can be found at the link.
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