Ball State will take on Ohio in the quarterfinal match up of the Mac championship tournament in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday for a tip off time of 6:30 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN plus. Ball State comes into this game with a record on the season of 14–16, and we are victorious in three out of their last five games coming against Bowling Green, eastern Michigan, and on the road against Western Michigan by the score of 64–63. The only two losses came against Kent State and Akron by the score of 79–60.
Ohio comes into this game with a record on the season of 23–8, and have lost four out of their last five games coming against Northern Illinois, Bowling Green, Akron, and most recently against Kent State on the road by the score of 75–52. The only victory for Ohio in their last five games came against Central Michigan University by the score of 76–50.
Peyton Sparks is the team leader for Ball State in points per game averaging 13.3 on the season with a field goal percentage of 53.4%, and a free-throw percentage of 69.8%. Sparks is also the team leader in rebounds per game averaging 8.3.
Mark Sears is the team leader for Ohio in points per game averaging 19.4 on the season with a field goal percentage of 44.8%, and a free-throw percentage of 91.2%. Mark is also the team leader in minutes per game averaging 35.3 on the season and the guard position and it's also averaging 4.3 assists.