No. 2 Central Michigan vs. No. 7 Western Michigan
What: MAC Tournament quarterfinals game
When: Noon Thursday
Where: Quicken Loans Arena; Cleveland, Ohio
At stake: Winner advances to semifinals, plays No. 3 Akron-No. 6 Eastern Michigan winner.
Scouting Western Michigan
Record: 17-14, 8-8 MAC
Last season: 10-21, 7-9 MAC; Tied for 1st in MAC West; lost 62-55 against Ohio in MAC first round
Coach: Steve Hawkins, seventh year (123-98)
Watch out for: The 2010 MAC Player of the Year, David Kool (more to come).
Last MAC tournament title: 2004
Last NCAA tournament appearance: 2004