Today's Marquee Match Up features two Cyclones looking to tear up the Cavaliers in Virginia. Find out who else is playing today right here ...
Marquee Match Up
8:00pm Iowa State @ Virginia
The duo of Melvin Ejim and Jamie Vanderbeken has been essential to the Iowa State Cyclones this season. Vanderbeken has provided a solid post presence as well as a reliable outside shooter while Ejim has provided just about everything. They both have been great and Ejim looks like he’s a star in the making. They combined for 27 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks in the 104-63 win over Chicago State at home on Dec. 21 but this may be a tough road game. Virginia has knocked off Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and Minnesota so the Cyclones will have their work cut out for them here. Both Ejim and Vanderbeken will need to come out firing on all pistons after the break to get a crack at a win here.
And here is where everyone else is playing today …
1:30pm Miami (OH) @ Belmont
7:00pm Columbia @ Maine – The proverbial tide could be turning for Murphy Burnatowski. He’s scored in double figures the last two games after averaging 4.5 points in the two previous to that and he even had a season high 20 in the win over Penn State last game. Could Burnatowski make it three straight games in double-digits?
7:00pm Loyola (IL) @ Cleveland State
7:00pm Dartmouth @ Bucknell
7:00pm St. Joseph’s (Me) @ Davidson
7:00pm Green Bay @ Detroit – Jason Calliste has seen his scoring drop significantly but that may have more to do with the emergence of teammate Ray McCallum as a scorer. After starting off the season fairly hot, he’s only managed to score more than 8 points once in the last four games after a 20 points explosion Dec. 4. Calliste plays a lot of minutes and can fill it up in a hurry so this would be a good game to see if he does so tonight.
7:00pm Robert Morris @ Hampton
7:00pm Niagara @ UMBC
7:00pm Binghamton @ Morgan State
7:00pm Long Island @ Navy
7:00pm NJIT @ St. Francis (NY)
7:00pm Albany @ Wagner – Tyler Murray has been excellent all season for the Wagner Seahawks leading the team in points, assists, rebounds, steals and minutes played. The team is currently sitting on a four game losing streak which has culminated in an 86-51 loss to Texas A&M on the road. That loss saw the first game of the year that Murray didn’t score in double digits. Taking on the Albany Great Danes tonight could mean that the losing streak is over but this team will only go as far as Murray can carry them.
8:00pm Central Arkansas @ Oklahoma – Despite coming off the bench most of this season, Imad Qahwash is still Central Arkansas’ leading scorer at 12.3 points per game. He has been inconsistent in that role but has had some big scoring games. In the Bears’ win over Lyon last week Qahwash had his third 20 point game putting up 21. He will likely not get the same opportunities to score playing Oklahoma but it will be interesting to see what he does in the contest.
8:00pm Ark- Little Rock @ North Texas
8:00pm IPFW @ Centenary
8:00pm Crowley’s Ridge College @ Tennessee Tech
8:30pm SIU-Edwardsville @ Murray State
10:00pm South Alabama @ UC Irvine
10:30pm Arizona State @ Oregon State