Today we have four great Marquee Match Ups for you for every part of your day so good luck just choosing one. Find out where everyone else is playing today right here ...
Marquee Match Up(s)
12:00pm Syracuse @ Seton Hall
Kris Joseph has started off the Big East part of the schedule with a bang averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals missing only one minute of action in wins against Providence and Notre Dame. This afternoon he looks to lead Syracuse to a win against a Jeremy Hazell-less Seton Hall team who have lost four of the last five games including two straight. I’m really curious to see who the Pirates use to try to stop Joseph in this game, if they have anyone that is.
3:30pm Connecticut @ Texas
This is a game that will be exciting. We have U Conn taking on Texas in Texas. The star Canadian freshmen Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph will likely be defending two great players in Alex Oriakhi and Kemba Walker. Thompson has shown that he can play at the highest level, though he has been a little inconsistent, and has posted 17.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in the last three games. I would expect that he will have the task of guarding Oriakhi. Joseph on the other hand has shown flashes of the great game he has in him but has been a little slower to get on track. He started off slow but has scored 13 or more points in six of the last nine games and is dishing 3.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds in that span. He’ll likely split time defending Walker with Dogas Balbay and it will nice to see how Joseph handles arguably the quickest player in the college game.
4:00pm Charlotte @ St. Bonaventure
In the St. Bonaventure 68-55 win over Arkansas-Little Rock three days ago, Andrew Nicholson had his worst game of the season posting 11 points, 2 rebounds and a steal in a foul-plagued 20 minutes. Now that the Bonnies are into conference play now, I would think that the memory of that performance is still fresh and he would look to start off the Atlantic 10 season on his best foot forward. Charlotte will be without the talented but troubled Shomari Spears who was dismissed from the team earlier this year and may be hard pressed to stop Nicholson in the middle without a true inside presence.
8:30pm Portland @ Gonzaga
For the nightcap, we have a great west coast game. Portland’s Nem Mitrovic has had three straight 20 points games and has made 14 threes in that span. He is clearly looking like a player on the rise and that is saying a lot with stud senior guard Jared Stohl playing in his backcourt. For Gonzaga, Rob Sacre is playing great also coming off a 16 points, 15 rebound effort on New Year’s Eve against Oklahoma St. Both Kelly Olynyk and Manny Arop had seen their playing time for the Zags fluctuate over the last few weeks and they are both player well all things considered and they may be the X factors in this one. This is definitely not a bad game to end the night with at all.
And here is where everyone else is playing tonight …
12:00pm Hofstra @ Northeastern
12:00pm Davidson @ Western Carolina
1:00pm Robert Morris @ Mount St. Mary’s
1:00pm Kansas State @ Oklahoma State
1:00pm Binghamton @ New Hampshire
1:30pm Tennessee @ Arkansas
2:00pm Detroit @ Illinois-Chicago
2:00pm Stony Brook @ Cornell
2:00pm Samford @ Elon
2:00pm Texas A&M @ McNeese State
2:00pm Maine @ UMBC
2:00pm IUPUI @ IPFW
2:00pm Marquette @ Pitt – Junior Cadougan didn’t have to score a single point in Marquette’s win over Rutgers to be effective. He had 3 rebounds, 8 assists and a steal in 29 minutes for the Golden Eagles and played great perimeter defense. Junior’s team will need all of that from him if they expect to put up a fight against the ranked Pitt Panthers.
2:30pm Cal @ Arizona State
3:00pm Lamar @ Central Arkansas
3:30pm Lafayette @ Holy Cross
3:30pm Long Island @ Central Connecticut State
4:00pm Harvard @ Dartmouth – Laurent Rivard dropped a career high 23 points on Boston College in their 78-69 upset win of the Eagles Jan. 5 and he’s averaging 16 points in the last eight games . That should be all the info you need to know to want to watch this guy in action.
4:00pm Union (NY) @ Columbia
4:00pm Richmond @ La Salle
4:00pm Hampton @ Coppin State
4:00pm Delaware @ Drexel
4:00pm George Washington @ Saint Joseph’s
4:00pm St. Francis (NY) @ Bryant University
5:15pm North Florida @ Belmont
6:30pm Stanford @ Arizona
7:00pm UC Irvine @ Long Beach State
7:00pm Tennessee Tech @ Eastern Kentucky
7:00pm Tennessee State @ Tennessee-Martin
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Wagner – Tyler Murray is coming off back-to-back 20-plus point games and will be looking to make it three straight. He has been playing a prominent role on the team all year and he’s been showing that he is a star on the rise in Wagner’s three game winning streak as well. I wonder what he’ll have for the Red Flash tonight.
8:00pm Troy @ Ark-Little Rock
8:00pm Bucknell @ Navy
8:00pm South Dakota @ SIU-Edwardsville
8:30pm Alabama State @ Ark-Pine Bluff
9:00pm Fresno State @ New Mexico State
10:30pm Idaho @ San Jose State
11:00pm San Francisco @ Santa Clara – In the win over Bethany (CA) this past Monday, Marc Trasolini had a very efficient 15 points, 7 rebounds, a block and an assist in 14 minutes of action off the bench. He seems to be flourishing in his role as the sixth man which is great since he was somewhat slumping in the starting role early on. Expect him to make an extra effort tonight when the Broncos tale on San Francisco in this Battle of the Bay.