Eastern Michigan basketball team opens MAC tournament play Sunday against Northern Illinois
WHO: Northern Illinois (10-19, 6-10) at Eastern Michigan (16-14, 8-8)
WHERE: Eastern Michigan's Convocation Center
WHEN: 2 p.m. Sunday
AT STAKE: The winner advances in the Mid-American Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland to face Akron at 2 p.m. Thursday.
OTHER MAC GAMES SUNDAY: Bowling Green at Western Michigan; Ohio at Ball State; Toledo at Buffalo.
EASTERN MICHIGAN NOTES: Junior forward Brandon Bowdry, who has 21 double-doubles in his career, averages 16 points and 9.8 rebounds a game. Senior guard Carlos Medlock, coming off a 27-point game against Central Michigan, averages 16.3 points a game.