Today we have some early games on the ladies side and a specatcular match up between Texas and UNC which means that Myck Kabongo is going head-to-head with Kendall Marshall. Find out where everyone else is playing today right here ...
Marquee Match Up
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7:00pm Texas @ UNC
Now this is a game you want to watch tonight!!! Texas is taking on UNC in Tar Heel country and the matchup between Myck Kabongo and Kendall Marshall will be epic. Kabongo is averaging 12.2 points and 6 assists in his last five games and has quarterbacked the Longhorns’ offense very well in those games, all wins by large margins. Tonight, he’ll likely be picked up on defense by Marshall who is arguably one of the best point guards in college basketball. Focusing on Marshall and none of the other future pros on the Tar Heel roster, it will be important for Kabongo to be able to handle the pressure that will come down hard in this game, both on the floor and off it. Texas hasn’t faced a team close to being this good this season so far and with the game being in Chapel Hill, the noise will be deafening and the spotlight extra bright. Can Kabongo live up to the matchup against arguably the best team that Texas will face this season before the NCAA Tournament?
And here is where the rest of the men are playing today …
6:00pm Fresno State @ Arizona State
7:00pm Tennessee-Martin @ Murray State
7:00pm West Virginia Tech @ Marshall
7:00pm Eastern Illinois @ Maine – Freshman Justin Edwards is rolling right along. After a nine day layoff, he came out and dropped 17 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and a block in 36 minutes in Maine’s 77-60 win over Utah Valley. This could be the start of another great streak for Edwards. Also to note, in his first game back this season, Mike Allison started and posted 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks in 29 minutes.
7:00pm Coppin State @ Saint Joseph’s
7:00pm Iona @ William & Mary
7:30pm Cornell @ Penn State
8:00pm Lipscomb @ Iowa State
8:00pm Peru State @ South Dakota
8:05pm Central Arkansas @ Drake
8:05pm Santa Clara @ Houston Baptist
9:00pm McNeese State @ New Mexico State – New Mexico State is rolling on a two game winning streak having won each game by an average margin of 26 points. Christian Kabongo is likely not playing in this game due to suspension but Hernst Laroche is playing well and so are Daniel Mullings and Tyrone Watson. With the way the Aggies season has gone so far, this will either be another blowout or a nail biter. I’m hoping for the former.
10:00pm Prairie View A&M @ Oregon – Oregon’s Devoe Joseph hasn’t slowed down since his return to the floor and he shouldn’t stop here. The only questions to keep in mind are will he start and what will he drop on Prairie View tonight.
And here is where the women are playing today …
10:00pm Akron @ Robert Morris
11:00pm Massachusetts @ Siena
12:00pm Northeastern @ Kent State
1:00pm Vermont @ Marquette – Marquette’s Katherine Plouffe has been the rock for the Golden Eagles and she’s making a case for herself as an elite player in the Big East. Her 16 second half points (she would have 20) in the 59-51 win over South Dakota State Monday, along with 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals, is proof that she can be. On Vermont’s side, Lauren Buschmann had a foul plagued game Sunday in a bad game which the Catamounts lost 94-41 to Nebraska. Buschmann will be the likely defender against Plouffe so keep an eye on this matchup. As a note, Buschmann’s teammate Kristine Lalonde has been playing well of late.
2:00pm Cleveland State @ Ole Miss
6:00pm Creighton vs. Colorado
6:00pm New Hampshire @ Wagner
7:00pm Loyola (MD) @ American
8:00pm Western Kentucky @ Texas Tech – Texas Tech’s Christine Hyde had a career high 18 points in the win over Illinois Saturday. Could she be turning a corner as a scorer this season?
8:00pm Texas Southern @ Arkansas
8:05pm South Dakota State @ Nebraska
9:00pm New Mexico State @ Utah – Michelle Plouffe has been doing her best to mirror her sister Katherine’s performances it seems for Utah. She had 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in Utah’s 75-33 win over Southern Texas this past Saturday. Teammate Taryn Wicijowski chipped in with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in the victory. What damage can these two do against New Mexico State tonight?
9:00pm Utah Valley @ Weber State
10:00pm Cal State Northridge @ Portland