Toledo prepped for revenge game against BroncosWritten by Zach Davis | | email@example.com
Riding a nine-game winning streak, Toledo will look to extend its streak to double figures when it takes on Western Michigan at noon Feb. 18 in Savage Arena. The game will be televised on SportsTime Ohio.
The Rockets (17-7, 10-2 Mid-American Conference) lost their first matchup of the season against WMU (6-19, 3-9 MAC) in January by three points. Since then, Toledo has won 10 of 11 games while the Broncos have lost 9 of 11.
The game will be important for the Rockets not to overlook Western Michigan as their showdown with Eastern Michigan (18-7, 10-2) looms on Feb. 21. Both UT and the Eagles are tied in the race for the MAC West Division crown. The Rockets also trail Bowling Green (21-4, 11-1) by just one game for the overall conference regular season championship.
Toledo has three players scoring in double figures on the season in Andola Dortch (13.5 points per game), Courtney Ingersoll (11.5) and Yolanda Richardson (10.3). Senior guard Haylie Linn is coming off a career game, hitting six threes on her way to a 24-point outing.
Western Michigan, which has won just one game in 11 attempts this season on the road, is led offensively by Maria Iaquaniello at 13.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals.
The Rockets have dominated the all-time series against WMU 45-19 and hold a 23-7 edge in Savage Arena. UT will be holding its fourth annual “Rockets for the Cure” event during and after the game with all fans being encouraged to wear pink. Some proceeds from the game will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Northwest Ohio, for which UT raised $14,366 last season.