Today we have a trio of great games that feature an Orange, two Bulldogs and a Black Bear. Check out who else is playing throughout this very busy Super Saturday of action in the NC-Double-Eh schedule right here ...
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7:00pm George Washington @ SyracuseKris Joseph is having his most efficient season and is leading the 9-0 Syracuse as they host George Washington at home. It should be noted that despite his efficiency, he’s been on a downslide of sorts in his last three games. Since his great individual performances during the Orange’s games in Madison Square Garden to end November, he’s averaging 12 points over the last three games and is shooting 13-of-34 including 6-of-15 from the trey. Not exactly terrible but not exactly what we’ve come to expect from Mr. Joseph who had Top 25 Florida sandwiched between Eastern Michigan and Marshall. Look for this to be the big game for him to explode out, especially since his older brother Maurice is a member of the George Washington staff.
9:00pm Michigan State @ Gonzaga
This could be the game of the day right here. Gonzaga is taking its Top 25 status into battle against the Michigan State Spartans and it should be a real battle. The Zags are coming off a game against Illinois that could have easily been a win and you can bet that they are still smarting from that one. The Spartans will not be an easy opponent but on paper Gonzaga matches up well with them. The big battle to watch will be between Rob Sacre and whoever MSU throws at him. It could be anyone of the Draymond Green, Adreian Payne or Derrick Nix. Either way, there will be a titanic clash, especially if Green is given the assignment. In the backcourt, Kevin Pangos will likely have to contend with staying in front of Keith Appling. Michigan State will be looking to pick up a quality road win. As the toughest of the Bulldogs’ remaining non-conference games, in my opinion, you really need to think hard about waiting for this game to end before you do anything tonight.
9:00pm Maine @ San Diego
Maine is going into San Diego to try and steal a win from the Toreros and you can bet that Justin Edwards is going to be at the front of that charge. He has continued his scorching scoring going for 20 points in Maine’s loss to Notre Dame this past Thursday making it the fifth time in six games he’s hit that mark. I’m sure that San Diego is looking to try and stop him but with teammate Gerald McLemore also averaging 20 points per game, San Diego may have to pick their poison here. It should be noted that Edwards has managed to score 20 points on both Connecticut and the Irish so this should another game where it happens. Man, this could be a fun and exciting game to watch!
And here is where all the other men are playing tonight …
12:00pm Creighton @ Saint Joseph’s
1:00pm St. Peter’s @ Minnesota
2:00pm Illinois-Springfield @ Saint Louis
2:00pm Long Island @ Columbia
2:00pm Akron @ Cleveland State
2:00pm Kent State @ Western Carolina – Western Carolina’s Harouna Mutombo has been playing his best basketball in a while averaging 15.5 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals and in the team’s narrow loss to Purdue he had a double-double (18 and 12).
2:30pm Oklahoma State vs. Pittsburgh
3:00pm Arkansas @ Oklahoma
4:00pm North Dakota State @ Arizona State
4:00pm Princeton @ Drexel
4:00pm Harvard @ Boston University
4:00pm Lehigh @ Wagner – Wagner’s Tyler Murray tied his season low 10 points in the Hofstra win this past Tuesday. Lehigh is holding a near mirror record as the Seahawks and this could be a great match up. Murray is due for another big scoring game and this could be it.
5:15pm Kentucky @ Indiana
5:30pm Missouri State @ Arkansas-Little Rock
6:00pm Niagara @ Hartford
6:00pm Tennessee-Martin @ Middle Tennessee
7:00pm Canisius @ St. Bonaventure – St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson had an great showing against Illinois on Wednesday posting 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals in 39 minutes but the Bonnies fell apart in the latter stages of the game making it three losses in their last four games. This Canisius game could be coming at the best time as the Griffins are sporting a 1-6 record and could be the contest for the Nicholson and crew to get back on to their winning ways.
7:00pm Georgia Southern @ Eastern Kentucky
7:00pm South Dakota @ Morehead State
7:00pm Davidson @ Charlotte
8:00pm Texas State @ Texas – Texas’ Myck Kabongo has his best stretch so far this season going for averaging 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.3 assists and a steal in 30 minutes over the last three games and is looking more comfortable as the lead guard of a promising team.
8:00pm Lipscomb @ Tennessee Tech
8:30pm North Dakota @ South Dakota State
9:00pm Green Bay @ Marquette
10:00pm Vanguard @ UC Irvine
10:00pm Fresno State @ Oregon – If for no other reason, you need to check this game out because it will be Devoe Joseph’s first game back from his transfer year. He and Olu could be major minute guys in this game and it could be momentous.
10:00pm Ohio @ Portland
And here is where the ladies are playing …
12:00pm Siena @ Central Connecticut State
12:00pm Notre Dame @ Purdue – Notre Dame is coming off a dismantling of Marquette from on Wednesday where Natalie Achonwa had 6 points, a rebound, assist and a steal in 15 minutes off the bench. Though this will likely be a tightly contested game throughout against Purdue, Achonwa should provide the spark that could be the X-factor this afternoon.
12:00pm Canisius @ Ohio State
12:00pm Cleveland State @ Toledo
1:00pm Coppin State @ Syracuse – Syracuse’s Kayla Alexander is third in the Big East in scoring at 19.6 and sixth in rebounding with 8.6 but the Orange are coming off a tough loss 76-72 loss to West Virginia at home to open up their conference schedule. In that game Alexander had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks in 26 minutes. What will she get to in today’s game?
2:00pm Florida State @ Akron
2:00pm Robert Morris @ Lehigh
2:00pm Binghamton @ Niagara
2:00pm Quinnipiac @ Rhode Island
3:00pm Houston Baptist @ Houston
3:00pm Michigan State @ Texas
3:00pm Northwestern @ Loyola (IL) – Northwestern’s Karly Roser is looking like Steve Nash early in her rookie season. She’s averaging 7.1 assists which is tied for the lead in the Big Ten and is third in the NCAA. She’s been the catalyst for the Wildcat offense and should help them get this win against Loyola (IL) in this battle of cross-town rivals.
3:35pm Nebraska @ Northern Arizona
4:00pm Wagner @ Colgate
4:00pm Cal State Bakersfield @ Weber State
4:30pm Loyola (MD) @ Mount St. Mary’s
5:00pm Utah @ Brigham Young – Utah’s post team of Taryn Wicijowski and Michelle Plouffe are looking a whole lot like an Bird and McHale with a combined 28 points, 16 rebounds and 3 blocks.
5:00pm Harvard @ Minnesota
5:00pm Southern Utah @ Utah Valley
6:00pm Iona @ Marquette – After suffering a blowout loss to Notre Dame earlier this week, Marquette is going to try and get back above .500 this evening. Katherine Plouffe is still playing well averaging 13.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2 steals.
7:00pm Cincinnati @ Marshall
7:00pm UNLV @ UC Santa Barbara
8:00pm North Dakota State @ Northern Iowa