John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Akron goes for the season sweep over Ball State after winning the previous matchup in Akron. The teams last met on Jan. 30, when the Zips outshot Ball State from the field 49.1 percent to 34 percent and recorded seven fewer turnovers en route to a 74-42 victory.
SENIOR SCORING: Ball State has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Ishmael El-Amin, K.J. Walton, Brachen Hazen, Jarron Coleman and Miryne Thomas have collectively accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 55 percent of all Cardinals points over the last five games.