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Toledo will play VCU in Tip-Off Marathon; AW graduate walking on at BGSU

08/05/2014, 12:00am EDT
By BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES
UT, BGSU hoops roundup

The University of Toledo men’s basketball team has been selected to take part in the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, facing Virginia Commonwealth at the Siegel Center in Richmond, Va., at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 on ESPNU.

It will be the first time the Rockets have been selected for the Tip-Off Marathon. The contest is part of a event that includes 17 men’s games as well as two women’s contests in more than 24 consecutive hours.

“We’re happy to have the opportunity to be a part of ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon as well as face a VCU squad that has been highly successful in recent years,” fifth-year UT coach Tod Kowalczyk said. “Our nonconference schedule is going to feature many quality programs, and our goal is to improve each game so we’re playing our best basketball in March.”

AW graduate Fox a walk-on at BGSU

BOWLING GREEN — Anthony Wayne graduate Matt Fox has joined the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball program as a preferred walk-on.

Fox helped lead the Generals to a 49-18 record in three seasons, including a Northern Lakes League title during his junior year.

As a senior, Fox averaged 18.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game. He also made 50 3-pointers and shot 80 percent from the free-throw line.

Last season Fox was named to the All-NLL first team, all-district second team, and All-Ohio honorable mention.

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