Today's Marquee Match Up puts the focus back on the duo in Texas for an afternoon gun fight. Find out which other Canadians are playing today right here ...
Marquee Match Up
4:00pm Rice @ Texas
This is one of the many battles of the Lone Star State that we’ll see the Longhorns in this season and believe me, Rice is no slouch. The Owls play in the always competitive Conference-USA (even if the only name school is Memphis) and they will give Texas a run. The tandem of Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson had a few days off before the (American) Thanksgiving weekend and should be eager to get on the floor. Neither had great games in the Longhorns’ pounding of Sam Houston this past Monday and that may have had to do with the fact that Sam Houston isn’t a really good team and it was a blowout. With Rice, there will be some stiff competition and it may mean that both Canadians will be in beast mode.
1:00pm Delaware @ Lafayette
1:00pm Judson College @ IPFW
2:00pm Montana State @ Iowa State – Outside of Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson, you may be very hard pressed to find another pair of Canadians that have had a meaningful impact on their respective team than Jamie Vanderbeken and Melvin Ejim. This will be a good game to watch since Montana State seems to be on a roll this season winning five straight mostly by double digit blowout.
2:00pm Davidson @ Rhode Island
2:00pm Long Island @ St. Peter’s
3:30pm Western Carolina vs. Gardner-Webb
5:00pm Cornell @ Boston University
5:00pm Niagara vs. Albany
6:00pm St. Bonaventure @ Cleveland State – Andrew Nicholson and Matthew Wright may have their hands full when they take the floor against Cleveland State. The CSU Vikings are 6-0 right now and may be the best of the Horizon League right now. The Bonnies’ Nicholson has been on a tear through the first four games and he will need to come up big on both ends in this one to fend off the Vikings.
6:05pm Idaho @ Eastern Washington
7:00pm Bowling Green @ Detroit
7:05pm St. Francis (PA) @ Youngstown State
7:30pm UC-Irvine @ Marist
** 7:30pm Syracuse @ Georgia Tech (Late day addition)
7:30pm Ohio @ Santa Clara – After taking on Arizona last night, it will be interesting to see how Marc Trasolini and Santa Clara bounce back to play Ohio. Coming off a game against a team like ‘Zona to play a back-to-back is never easy, no matter whom you’re playing next, but this will be a true test of the team’s character. Traz had tough game in the Broncos’ win other Northern Colorado that saw him play limited minutes due to foul trouble. He still managed to score 7 points and grab 5 rebounds along with 2 steals in 18 minutes though in that game but will have anything left after having fought battled with the Wildcats?
8:30pm Purdue vs. Richmond
9:00pm Marquette @ Milwaukee
9:05pm Northeastern @ Utah State
9:05pm Cal Bakersfield @ Cal State Fullerton – Alex Johnson seems to have found his scoring touch to start off the first few games of the season. He’s been putting up more shots than passes, which is good. Johnson, along with backcourt mate Stephon Carter, are light it up for the Road Runners. Against in state Cal State Fullerton, they should have a field day. The Titans have started off the season a dismal 1-4 and I’m sure Bakersfield does not want to be win number two for them. Expect this to be a good game for Johnson.
9:30pm Weber State @ Drake
10:00pm UC Santa Barbara @ Portland
12:00am Arizona State @ St. John's