Tonight's Marquee Match Up features our current Player of the Week looking to tame a pack of Terriers. Find out where everyone else is playing right here ...
Marquee Match Up
7:00pm Wagner @ St. Francis (NY)
This will be the first game of the week that reigning Northeast Conference Player of the Week Tyler Murray will play and we should be anxious to see what he does in this one. Murray is coming off three straight 20-plus point games and you can expect that St. Francis (NY)’s defense will be looking to stop him which will be a tough task. Murray has made 7 field goals in each of the last three games and is averaging 7.7 free throw attempts and just over 4 three point makes. With the word out on Murray in the conference, it will be interesting to see how he does his damage in this game. And rest assured, he will do some damage.
And here is where everyone else is playing tonight …
7:00pm Purdue @ Minnesota
7:00pm Rhode Island @ Richmond
7:00pm Old Dominion @ Drexel
7:00pm Mount St. Mary’s @ Long Island
7:00pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ Robert Morris
7:00pm Monmouth @ St. Francis (PA)
7:00pm Elon @ Western Carolina – Harouna Mutombo has had a tough year. He’s been in and out of the starting lineup, his minutes have fluctuated and he hasn’t been the scorer he was in his previous two seasons but he has been rebounding, passing and playing defense. But he may have turned the corner this past weekend when he scored 13 points in the win over Davidson. That was his first double digit scoring game since Nov. 16. Could this be the return of the guy that was Southern Conference Second Team two years ago?
8:00pm Louisiana-Monroe @ Arkansas-Little Rock
8:00pm San Jose State @ Louisiana Tech – After having his string of four straight double-double games broken, Olu Ashaolu posted 20 points, 11 rebounds in Louisiana Tech’s tight loss to Fresno State last Thursday. With his team riding a four game losing streak, look for Ashaolu to snap that tonight against San Jose State to go their first conference win and go three games above .500 overall.
8:30pm Lipscomb @ Belmont
9:00pm Hawaii @ New Mexico State
9:00pm Eastern Kentucky @ Eastern Illinois
9:00pm Pepperdine @ Gonzaga – Gonzaga has won their last seven games and are surging at the right time. Rob Sacre has been doing a great job in the middle for the Zags defensively even though his offense seems to come and go. Manny Arop has been the victim of inconsistent minutes largely due to his inconsistent play all season but his defensive presence can never be understated. Kelly Olynyk has also been a victim of inconsistent minutes but he’s been remarkably efficient with his averaging 7.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15.5 minutes. Pepperdine is a weaker team and a paper the Zags should continue their winning streak but they will need contributions from the Canadians.
9:00pm Tennessee-Martin @ Tennessee Tech
10:00pm Santa Clara @ San Diego – Santa Clara was riding a two game winning streak before they were slapped with a 74-67 loss by San Francisco Saturday. That happened to coincide with Marc Trasolini’s return to the starting lineup. Traz has been playing well coming off the bench and he continued it against the Dons going for 11 points, 7 rebounds and a block in 36 minutes. Let’s see what decision Coach Keating makes on Marc tonight. Either way I expect a great game from Traz.
10:00pm Washington @ Stanford
10:00pm UC Irvine @ UC Santa Barbara
10:30pm Washington State @ Cal