Today's Marquee Match Up will feature three Canucks looking to lead the Bonnies over the giant killig Cleveland St. in the early evening. Will Nicholson be enough to get St. Bonaventure over the Vikings? And find out who else is playing where right here ...
Marquee Match Up
7:00pm St. Bonaventure @ Cleveland State
The Bonnies are coming off a romp over Cornell last Friday to open their season and looked very good. The whole team was involved in the win and Canadians Andrew Nicholson and Matthew Wright really showed that they were ready to play this year. Nicholson went off for 24 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and a steal in his 33 minutes while Wright chipped in 13 points, 7 boards, 5 dimes and a block in his 27 minutes off the bench. Now Cleveland State is not Cornell and they sure aren’t going to let the St. Bonaventure come in for an easy win. The Vikings are coming off an impressive opening game win over Vanderbilt and are looking to be pretty pumped up still. Cleveland St won’t have someone to watch up with Nicholson one-on-one so expect him to play through double teams to have a good game. If the defense does collapse on him in the middle, which it likely will often, look for Wright to be gunning from deep. This should be very good game to watch.
And for the rest of the men …
1:00pm Norfolk State vs. Drexel
3:30pm Drake vs. Ole Miss
3:30pm Western Michigan vs. Iona
6:00pm Duquesne vs. District of Columbia – If for no other reason you catch this game you need to check out the big brother of Tyler and Dylan Ennis, Brandon, who plays for U of DC.
6:00pm Davidson @ Duke– Nik Cochran is embracing a new role as passer for Davidson. In his first two games, he’s averaging 5 assists to go along with his shooting for 9.5 points. Being primarily a shooter last season off the bench, Duke will be a tough test for him in his new role and it will be a game to see if he can still score while running the offense for the Wildcats.
7:00pm Arkansas-Little Rock @ Eastern Michigan
7:00pm Binghamton @ Fordham
7:00pm Eastern Kentucky @ Liberty
8:00pm Houston @ Arkansas
8:00pm Coppin State @ Oklahoma
8:00pm Rutgers-Camden @ Elon
8:30pm Winthrop vs. Marquette– Junior Cadougan has been given the point spot to start the season and so far he’s been brilliant. Though he’s only played in two games, he’s been showing that he is a legit high major lead guard. He posted a 10 point, 10 assist game to start off the season and looks like he is comfortable in his new role. Look for a great game here from Cadougan.
8:30pm New Mexico @ Arizona State
10:00pm Stanford @ UC Davis – Is this the game that Dwight Powell returns from his ankle injury? It could be.
And now for the ladies …
11:00am Loyola (MD) @ Pitt
5:00pm Drexel vs. Detroit
5:30pm Concordia MN @ Mississippi Valley State
7:00pm Mount St. Mary’s @ American
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Syracuse – Kayla Alexander! That’s the only reason you need to watch the Syracuse women in action.
7:00pm Colgate @ Vermont
7:00pm Morehead State @ Kent State
7:00pm Harvard @ Providence
7:30pm Howard @ Akron
8:00pm Eastern Michigan @ Green Bay– Megan Lukan has found herself playing a good chunk of minutes on a newly nationally ranked Green Bay Phoenix team. Her role seems to be pretty solid right now so catch her rise while her team is still growing.
8:00pm Evansville @ Cincinnati
8:05pm USC @ Nebraska – Senior guard Kaitlin Burke is putting up some good numbers early one this year. Let see what she can do against a tough and ranked USC Lady Trojans team tonight.
10:00pm Southern Utah @ Santa Clara
11:59pm Portland @ Hawaii