FIU Women vs. Middle Tennesee
When/Where: Saturday at 4:30 p.m., U.S. Century Bank Arena
Of note: All eyes will be on Cindy Russo as the 31-year FIU coach goes for her 600th win with the Golden Panthers, and 640th overall. ... The Golden Panthers (8-14, 3-5 Sun Belt) last played Wednesday, a 69-54 come-from-behind victory against Western Kentucky to snap a 17-game losing streak to the Hilltoppers. ... Win No. 600 won't come easy against the Blue Raiders (17-4, 8-0), who are led by freshman Ebony Rowe's 17.0 points per game, second-most in the conference. ... MTSU leads the all-time series 13-7.
FIU Men vs. Middle Tennesee
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m., U.S. Century Bank Arena
Of note: A promising start to the Sun Belt conference season has come apart after five straight losses for the Golden Panthers (8-12, 3-5 Sun Belt). ... The most recent setback: an 81-78 home loss to Western Kentucky, despite 25 points by DeJuan Wright. ... Alex Legion's availability is questionable after being benched against WKU for an undisclosed reason. ... James Washington III leads the Blue Raiders (9-12, 4-4) with 13.8 ppg.