Mid-American Conference basketball teams hit the hardwood this weekend. Here’s the first week’s slate. All times are ET
Vermont at Eastern Michigan, 11 a.m.
Jacksonville State at Central Michigan, 4:30 p.m.
Miami at Xavier, 7 p.m.
Cal State Northridge at Northern Illinois 8 p.m.
Ball State at Bradley, 8 p.m.
Pitt-Bradford at Buffalo, 9 p.m.
New Orleans at Bowling Green, 2 p.m.
FGCU at Ohio, 2 p.m.
West Virginia Tech at Toledo, 2:30 p.m.
South Dakota at Northern Illinois, 4:30 p.m.
Youngstown State at Kent State, 7 p.m.
Western Michigan at DePaul, 9 p.m.
Cleveland State vs Akron (at Kent), 9 p.m.
Wright State at Northern Illinois.
Eastern Illinois at Ball State, 7 p.m.
Hiram at Akron, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Old Dominion, 7 p.m.
Tennessee State at Ohio, 7 p.m.
San Diego at Western Michigan, 7 p.m.
Alma at Central Michigan, 7 p.m.
Kenyon College at Miami, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
Buffalo at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at Oakland (Rochester, Mich), 7 p.m.
Toledo at Youngstown State, 7:05 p.m.
Kent State at Southern Illinois, 8 p.m.
Akron at Arkansas, 8 p.m.
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Mike Smith saw his first MAC football action as a nine-year-old while hanging onto the flagpole of a nearby baseball stadium. The view got better after he discovered he could get in free at halftime.