Pandemic Profiles: Toledo Basketball Finds Normalcy, Continues Winning Tradition

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This summer, Last Word on Basketball looks to profile college basketball teams and their journey through a season played during a pandemic. Our previous installment took a look at Xavier from the Big East. You can also check out prior installments, starting with Morehead State. The next program in our series is Toledo basketball.¬†Tod Kowalczyk¬†just […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Seven

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There is always excitement when conference play arrives in mid-major leagues. Regardless of what happened in November and December, the real push for an NCAA Tournament berth starts in league play. This is where surprise teams start to make themselves known. This is also where losing games that teams shouldn’t be the difference in seeding […] READ MORE


2020-21 MAC Basketball Preview

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LWOS continues its conference previews with the 2020-21 MAC Basketball Preview. The Mid-American Conference saw a great title race between Akron and Bowling Green last season. Akron emerged on top and was primed to make a run at the conference tournament title. However, the pandemic put the sports world on hold, and with it, the […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Eleven

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While basketball is a team game, individual players can be the difference in helping a team succeed. At the mid-major level, an individual player can singlehandedly carry a team to victory. Last year alone, players like Mike Daum and Fletcher Magee could get hot and beat you in a heartbeat. This past week saw both […] READ MORE