In a very, very packed Super Saturday, there is a whole lot of basketball for you. With many Canadians taking the court today, we'll say that today's big games involve Olu Ashaolu, Maurice Joseph, Dwayne Smith, Papa Oppong, Harouna Mutombo, Marc Trasolini and the Canadians at Gonzaga. Find out what we think of the games and who else is playing today right here ...
As always, check out the games we have highlighted for you as THE games to watch today. Also check in with the Can Ball Report on Twitter for any game links that we can find for you. Oh yeah, all games are in Eastern Standard Time.
1:00pm Louisiana Tech @ Northeastern – these two teams are playing in an ESPN Bracketbuster game. Both these teams are playing in one bid conferences, and yes the WAC is a one bid conference this year, and a win here could put the winner on the invite side of the bubble.
1:00pm UNC Greensboro @ Citadel
2:00pm Boston University @ Delaware
2:00pm Fairfield @ Vermont – in a matchup of two teams that have the potential to win their conferences, this is a must win game for Vermont. Maurice Joseph has been playing great basketball in the last six wins for the Catamounts scoring 22 in the last win over Hartford three days ago so he should be gunning today.
2:00pm Buffalo @ St Peter’s
2:00pm South Dakota State @ IPFW
2:00pm Furman @ Davidson
3:00pm Texas-Arlington @ Central Arkansas
3:00pm Texas A&M-CC @ McNeese State
3:35pm Eastern Michigan @ Detroit
4:00pm (24) Texas A&M @ Iowa State
4:30pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ St Francis (NY)
4:30pm Monmouth @ Long Island
5:00pm USC @ Washington State
5:15pm Belmont @ Florida Gulf Coast
6:00pm (7) Kansas State @ Oklahoma
6:30pm Tennessee State @ Central Michigan
7:00pm Lipscomb @ Stetson
7:00pm Southern Utah @ IUPUI
7:00pm Columbia @ Harvard
7:00pm Cornell @ Dartmouth
7:00pm George Washington @ (25) Richmond – here is a great game to watch. Richmond has been playing great ball all season and have climbed into the national polls for the first time in years. GU, always a tough game in the Atlantic 10, will be playing spoiler here. Toronto’s Dwayne Smith for GU, despite being inconsistent, has been playing well this season and could rise to the occasion here.
7:00pm Marist @ UC Irvine
7:00pm Winthrop @ Eastern Kentucky – after two conference losses, Eastern Kentucky will be looking to make this a statement win, and they’ll need it. They’ll need to get back on the horse and get momentum going in time for the conference tournament. Toronto’s Papa Oppong hasn’t been playing as well since his 20 point game against Southeast Missouri State on Feb 11 so look for him to put up a good showing here.
7:00pm Elon @ Gardener-Webb
7:00pm Central Connecticut State @ Wagner
7:05pm SIU-Edwardsville @ Cal Fullerton
8:00pm Indiana @ Minnesota
8:00pm Niagara @ Milwaukee
8:00pm Western Carolina @ Kent State – Western Carolina has been nose diving since they started playing their conference schedule this month. They’ve lost four of their six game in February and need to pick up their momentum if they hope to make noise in the in the post season. Harouna Mutombo has been playing well this month, though the last two games have not been his best in the shortest month of the year.
8:05pm Western Kentucky @ Arkansas State
8:35pm Eastern Washington @ Northern Arizona
9:00pm (13) Gonzaga @ Pepperdine – in what is becoming a strangely frustrating occurrence for Zags fans this season, they are losing to conference teams they should be beating handily. Gonzaga lost to Loyola Marymount two days ago by eight points on a very poor team shooting night so this game should have them ready to roll over the Wave. On the bright side, Rob Sacre had ten boards and Manny Arop had nine points off the bench so the Canadians were doing their part. Let’s hope that all cylinders are clicking her for a win.
10:00pm New Mexico State @ Pacific
10:00pm Drake @ Cal Northridge
10:00pm San Francisco @ Santa Clara – playing the role of spoiler again in this game, Santa Clara will look to make it difficult for the Dons in this game. Vancouver’s Marc Trasolini has been playing like a star on the rise going off for double digit scoring in seven of the last eight games. Against the Dons’ star big Dior Lowhorn, Traz should have a great game to prove he is a budding name to watch out for in the conference.
10:05pm Portland @ Loyola Marymount
1:00pm Cal Poly @ Hawaii