Today's Marquee Match Up features a least likely selection from the many games on the slate. Find out who else is playing tonigh right here ...
Marquee Match Up
7:00pm Quinnipiac @ Wagner
The Wagner Seahawks are on a two game losing streak right now and will look to get back on track tonight. Despite a similar conference record it will be a tough win against a tough Quinnipiac team. Since the last Seahawks’ losing streak in December, Tyler Murray has been on a tear. He’s been averaging 21.7 points, 4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals in the last six games and is looking every bit a conference first team selection. He’s been putting up a lot of production for the team and the thought has to be will Murray be enough for Wagner to snap the losing skid tonight?
And here is where everyone else is playing tonight …
6:30pm SIU-Edwardsville @ Northwestern
7:00pm Vermont @ New Hampshire
7:00pm Western Carolina @ Charleston – I’ve always been a big Harouna Mutombo fan and in the last three games, he seems to have come on. He’s averaging 11.7 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 1.3 stls and a blk in that span. Mutombo’s seems to come up big in games where he plays more than 20 minutes so with his current production expect to see lots of him in this game.
7:00pm Binghamton @ Albany
7:00pm Davidson @ Elon
7:00pm Arkansas-Little Rock @ Florida International
7:00pm Long Island @ Robert Morris
7:00pm St. Francis (NY) @ St. Francis (PA)
7:30pm Detroit @ Cleveland State
8:00pm IPFW @ North Dakota State
8:00pm Southeast Missouri State @ Tennessee-Martin
8:45pm Tennessee Tech @ Austin Peay
9:00pm Louisiana Tech @ Utah State – Last week, Olu Ashaolu was held to single digit scoring in back-to-back games for the first time all season. That just helps to accentuate that Tech is on a six game losing skid and it may not get any easier as they go deeper into conference play. Facing the top team in the WAC conference now may not be the remedy for the losing but at least you can expect a game from Olu in this one who has had some of his best against very good teams.
9:00pm Gonzaga @ Santa Clara – Gonzaga’s Rob Sacre was on a tear last week and it may continue into this game. The Bulldogs have been steamrolling over their competition the last three games and I’m sure that Santa Clara could be one of their victims tonight. The match up to watch will be Sacre and fellow Vancouver native Marc Trasolini in the middle. Both big men play tough defense and should be fun to watch down low. Also look out for Manny Arop and Kelly Olynyk who have been playing well in their minutes of late.
10:00pm Arizona State @ Washington State – Jordan Bachynski has been a surprise of sorts. When he gets extended minutes, he seems to perform well but he gets playing time sporadically. In the Sun Devils’ 80-69 loss to Arizona last week, Bachynski had 6 pts, 2 rebs and 4 blks in 11 mins. Could this be one of those games?
10:30pm Cal @ UCLA
10:30pm Stanford @ USC
10:30pm New Mexico State @ Nevada – The Canadian quartet of Hernst Laroche, Tyrone Watson, Christian Kabongo and Renaldo Dixon are still leading the way for New Mexico State. They are all still playing major minutes and are all still accounting for about half of the team’s scoring, rebounding, assists and steals and they Aggies are on a three game winning streak right now too. Is there really anything more I need to say to get you to tune in?
10:30pm Portland @ San Francisco – Portland’s Nem Mitrovic seems to come out of nowhere to be the latest of the Canadian shooting stars. He’s scored in double digits in the last six games and is averaging 17.7 pts (including 4 three a game), 3.3 rebs and 2 asts. Portland will look to get this win and put some space between them and San Francisco in the conference standings so expect Mitrovic to launching them from all over the floor tonight.