Today we have a lot of great games but we we feature a player that can light up the scoreboard with his shot and is looking for his first real breakout game fo the season. Find out who else is playing today here ...
Marquee Match Up
7:00pm Bucknell @ Marist – Bryson Johnson has not been shooting the ball well to start his season. He’s shooting .261 from the floor and not much better from behind the arc at .278. He’s only made 6 of his 23 shots so far and 4 of them were in the opening day loss to Minnesota Nov 11. Johnson is a gunner and he’s never lacked confidence in his shot so look for him to keep shooting. He’s a guy that can get on a streak so if they start falling in this game, Marist could be in for some rain.
And here are the rest of the men …
4:30pm Sam Houston State vs. South Dakota State – Taevaunn Prince was held to just one point and two rebounds last night in South Dakota State’s win over Niagara in the Progressive CBE Classic. Before then, he was averaging 13 points and 9.5 rebounds in the previous two games. Let’s see if he breaks out of this mini slump today.
5:00pm George Washington vs. Austin Peay
7:00pm Cornell @ Delaware
7:00pm Elon @ Princeton
7:00pm Wagner @ Penn – Tyler Murray scored just 12 points in Wagner’s victory over Lafayette, their second straight. Expect a good game from him tonight against Penn, whom he should be able to get to foul line on, who will likely set their sights at trying to minimize his role tonight. Even though he’s scored 20 points once already this season, Murray hasn’t had that true breakout game. Could he have it here in this contest?
7:00pm Marshall @ North Carolina-Wilmington
7:00pm La Salle @ Pitt
7:00pm Tennessee Tech @ High Point
7:00pm Niagara @ Mercer
7:30pm Detroit @ Bowling Green
7:30pm Cleveland State @ Kent State
8:00pm Utah Valley @ Arkansas
8:00pm Northern Colorado @ Iowa State – Melvin Ejim is welcoming some big time transfers to the Iowa State lineup this season but what has resulted is a case of altered role syndrome. He’s likely playing a new position in new spots in the offense which has resulted in some less then Ejim numbers, 6 points and 4.3 rebounds through three games. Let’s see if he is more comfortable in his new role tonight and maybe he’ll have that breakout game this season.
8:00pm Florida A&M @ Rice – The reigning Conference USA Rookie of the Week, Dylan Ennis and his Rice teammates will welcome the Florida A&M Rattlers to Texas. He’s averaging 9.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals in 18.7 minutes off the bench currently. It will be interesting to see what he does in this game.
8:00pm Wofford @ Bradley
8:00pm Western Carolina @ Northern Iowa – Harouna Mutombo has averaged 19 points over his last two games on .576 shooting from the floor (15-of-26) looking a lot like the player that was Freshman of the Year two seasons ago. Keaton Cole has been moved into the starting lineup and is looking very good to start the year. Look for these two to continue their early runs tonight.
8:00pm Lamar @ Tennessee-Martin – Dane Smith had a double-double off the bench for Tennessee-Martin this past Saturday. Let’s see if that’s warranted more playing time tonight, maybe even a starting nod.
9:00pm South Dakota @ Wyoming
9:30pm Illinois vs. Richmond
10:00pm Portland @ UC Santa Barbara
10:00pm Missouri vs. California
10:00pm South Carolina State @ Baylor – In the last Baylor win, a 77-67 victory over San Diego State, Brady Heslip looked like a shooting star dropping 16 points including 4 from behind the three line. Against a not too strong South Carolina State team, let’s see if he’s bombs away.
And now for the ladies …
5:00pm Dartmouth @ Vermont – Three Canucks on this Vermont team are playing solid roles.
6:00pm Wagner @ St. John’s
7:00pm Howard @ Ohio State
7:00pm Northeastern @ Boston University – All three Canadian ladies are playing for this team, one of them for 35 minutes a game. Definitely worth checking out.
7:00pm Massachusetts @ Holy Cross
7:00pm Rhode Island @ Harvard
7:00pm Buffalo @ Syracuse – Kayla Alexander has put in some work in the Orange’s first three games this season. Through these contests, she’s averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds leading the team in both categories. In her last game against Lafayette, Alexander poured in 20 points and 26 rebounds. Why would you not want to watch this game?
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Akron
7:00pm Bluefield College @ Charleston Southern
7:00pm Sacred Heart @ Colgate
7:00pm Bowling Green @ Detroit
7:00pm UMBC @ Loyola (MD)
7:00pm Duquesne @ North Dakota State – Wumi Agunbiade is averaging 13.7 points and 4.7 rebounds through the first three games of the season. She hung 20 points on North Dakota on Saturday and my question is can she keep this pace up? Maybe not likely but it will be fun to see her try.
7:00pm Brown @ Bryant
7:30pm Lehigh @ Rutgers
8:00pm Northwestern @ LSU – The reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Karly Roser, will have a big test in LSU tonight. Can she handle the pressure that they’ll likely put on her?