John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Saturday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: MAC foes meet as Ohio squares off against Ball State. Each team is coming off a road loss on Tuesday. Ball State lost 67-61 to Bowling Green, while Ohio came up short in a 61-59 game at Northern Illinois.
TEAM LEADERSHIP: Ball State’s Tahjai Teague has averaged 15 points and nine rebounds while Ishmael El-Amin has put up 14.3 points. For the Bobcats, Jason Preston has averaged 16.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists while Ben Vander Plas has put up 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds.
CREATING OFFENSE: Preston has made or assisted on 58 percent of all Ohio field goals over the last five games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 40 field goals and 37 assists in those games.