Today we have a full day of NC-Double-Eh hoops starting at noon. The best part of that is our featured games are happening late enough that you can sleep off a hangover and still get brunch and they star a Mr. Joseph and a pair of Canadians playing in Vancouver ...
Marquee Match Ups
4:00pm Colgate @ Syracuse – The ‘Cuse seem to be taking a page out of my Georgetown Hoyas’ schedule book buy working over some pansies before the big boys later this month. But regardless of who the Orange are playing, Kris Joseph is performing at a high level. Through three games, he’s averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 25 minutes. This will be another cakewalk for the Orange, relatively speaking, so expect Joseph to get his numbers before he sits for about half the game.
9:00pm Hawaii vs. Gonzaga – If you don’t know or remember, and you should, Kevin Pangos went off for 9 threes in that Zags’ win over Washington State. I want to know what he does for an encore. On top of that, it’s a homecoming for Rob Sacre since they are playing on neutral ground in Vancouver. Sacre’s averaging 18.5 points and 10 rebounds through two games while Pangos is averaging 22 points and 3.5 assists. With this game being on Canadian soil, expect both players to try to put on a show for their countrymen while helping add another win to the record.
And for the rest of the men …
12:00pm Penn State vs. Kentucky – Kyle Wiltjer didn’t seem to get much burn in the Wildcats win over the Jayhawks a few days ago, three minutes to be exact. Let’s see if can get some PT in this game.
2:00pm Southern Illinois @ Northeastern
5:00pm Sacred Heart @ Richmond
5:00pm Eastern Kentucky vs. William & Mary
7:00pm Northwestern State @ Marshall
7:00pm Wagner @ Lafayette – Toronto’s Tyler Murray followed up the dismal performance against UConn by dropping 20 points and grabbing 5 boards in Wagner’s narrow win over North Carolina Central three night ago. Last season Murray had a four game streak of 20 or more points so this could be the start of another one but this will be a tough battle for the Seahawks who play Lafayette at home, where they are always extra energetic.
7:00pm Rochester College @ Tennessee-Martin
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Bucknell – Bryson Johnson was held to just 4 points when Bucknell took a hard fought 80-68 loss to Vanderbilt this week. St. Francis (PA) is a perfect game for him to get back on track and help his team get that first W of the season.
7:30pm Weber State @ UC Irvine
7:30pm Lehigh @ Liberty
8:00pm North Dakota @ Bradley – In his first start of his young collegiate career, freshman Shayok Shayok had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the 66-65 win over Southeast Missouri State. I’m curious to see if this will be his second start in a row and how well Shayok performs here.
8:00pm Long Island vs. Radford
8:00pm Appalachian State @ Tennessee Tech
9:00pm UTEP @ New Mexico State – New Mexico State definitely stole one from New Mexico when they beat the Lobos on their home floor three nights ago. They now take their 2-0 record to El Paso. All five Canadians have been factors in some way in the two wins and should be as well in this game. The players to watch will be Hernst Laroche and Christian Kabongo who can go off on scoring spurts.
9:00pm Texas vs. Oregon State – Myck Kabongo has had a very good start to his collegiate career and is looking every bit the savvy playmaker we and everyone else thought he could be. He’s averaged 8 assists in his first two contests while adding 12.5 points and 4.5 boards. He’ll face his first of two of the Pac-12’s better teams on the Longhorn’s slate and he’ll be tested pretty nicely here. You will want to tune into this one.
9:30pm Harvard @ Loyola Marymount
10:00pm San Jose State @ Santa Clara
And now for the ladies …
1:00pm Houston @ Georgetown
1:00pm Bryant @ Maine
1:00pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ Army
2:00pm Canisius @ Towson – Jamie Ruttle is a star in the making for Canisius and she has a few Canadian teammates. Ruttle scored 17 points in the last Golden Griffins’ game earlier this week.
2:00pm Binghamton @ Minnesota
2:00pm Georgia Tech @ Marquette – The northern most Plouffe, Katherine, is playing well to start the season. She usually plays up to her competition and Georgia Tech will be a very, very tough competitor. Look for a big game from her in the defense of homecourt.
2:00pm Wagner @ NJIT
3:00pm Air Force @ Texas Southern
5:00pm Colgate @ Dartmouth
5:00pm Loyola Marymount @ UC Santa Barbara
5:00pm Portland vs. DePaul
5:05pm Idaho State @ Utah Valley
6:00pm Voorhees @ Charleston Southern
7:00pm Lafayette @ Syracuse – Kayla Alexander dropped 22 points last night. I wonder what she’ll do tonight.
7:00pm St. Peter’s @ Lehigh
7:00pm San Diego State @ Hawaii
7:00pm Saint Joseph’s @ Vermont – Lauren Buschmann is looking like she’s going to be the lead player for the Catamounts this season. She’s currently averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds through the first three contests.
8:30pm San Diego @ Seattle U
9:00pm Brigham Young @ Weber State