Tonight we have a Texas shootout, of sorts, that has one of our favorite point guards and overall personalities looking to win in Arlington. But he's not the only on in action today so check out who else is on tap right here ...
Marquee Match Up
Remember that you can find the full list of players playing in Division 1 right here.
8:15pm Texas-Arlington @ Texas
After a rough stretch two weeks ago, Myck Kabongo has played very well for Texas in his last two games. Against North Texas and UCLA, he averaged 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and a steal and looked every bit the player that was tabbed as one of the best point guards in his recruiting class. Tonight against Texas-Arlington, he could be in for a challenge as this team is scrappy and quick. Well that may actually play into the Longhorns’ hands as they like to run-and-gun also and Kabongo is a great open floor player. If it is that kind of game, then we could be in for a treat and I love me some free-wheeling Kabongo.
And here is where the rest of the men are playing tonight …
6:15pm Philander Smith @ Arkansas-Little Rock
7:00pm Marshall @ Syracuse - Kris Joseph has to be the most unassuming star player when it comes to his game performance. He’s not demonstrative, he’s not very spectacular but he gets the job done and that tends to mean a W. Against Florida, Joseph didn’t have a great game but he did have a good one, going for 14 points, 5 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 36 minutes. The result was a 72-68 win over a Top 25 team. Against Marshall tonight, it could go either way – a blowout or a game. If it’s a blowout, Joseph could sit a good portion of the contest since that has been Coach Boehiem’s pattern so far. But if Joseph is hot, it could be an ugly one too.
7:00pm Bucknell @ Binghamton – After back-to-back 20 point games, Bryson Johnson was held scoreless on 0-fo-9 shooting in the next two. Will he come out firing tonight against Binghamton?
7:00pm Texas Tech @ TCU – After starting off hot in the first three games, Ty Nurse has cooled off considerably since. In his last five games, he has averaged 8.2 points that include nightly tallies of 1 point and a game of nadda. Texas Tech will need him to find the bottom of the basket tonight if they want to beat TCU.
7:00pm Hofstra @ Wagner – Wagner’s Tyler Murray may be a little sharing the scoring load more this season but he’s still the team’s leader. This has likely contributed to his .526 shooting from the floor and his ridiculous .639 three point percentage. Let’s see what he can do against Hofstra tonight.
7:00pm Missouri vs. Villanova
7:00pm Virginia Military @ Pittsburgh – After that double-double his first start against Penn, Khem Birch’s production has been a little limited. In his last two games, he’s averaging 3 points, 5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks but his minutes have also been reduced to 14 per game. This may be by design on the part of Jamie Dixon and if so that’s great. Let’s see how many minutes Birch plays tonight against Virginia Military.
7:30pm Tennessee-Martin @ Lipscomb
8:00pm Prairie View A&M @ Iowa State
8:00pm North Carolina Central @ Eastern Kentucky
8:00pm Southwest State @ South Dakota State
8:00pm Northeastern @ Bradley
8:00pm Appalachian State @ Minnesota
9:00pm Washington vs. Marquette – Marquette’s Junior Cadougan was suspended for the Golden Eagles game against Wisconsin, which was a win. I haven’t heard of any yet but I would assume that he’s suiting up for this contest.
And here are where the women’s are playing tonight …
11:00am Miami (OH) @ Duquesne
7:00pm Detroit @ Michigan State – Yar Shayok has been very good for Detroit this season averaging 7.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. In her last game she came off the bench for 11 points and 5 off the glass in 16 minutes. This will be a tough Michigan State team so it will be a big test for Yar and the team who are looking to get win number two.
7:00pm Kent State @ Temple
7:00pm Binghamton @ Army
7:00pm Harvard @ New Hampshire
7:00pm Niagara @ Albany
7:00pm Maryland-Eastern Shore @ UMBC
9:00pm Idaho State @ Utah – In Utah’s lone game last week, both Michelle Plouffe and Taryn Wicijowski had great outings. Plouffe had her third double-double of the year with 21 points and 12 boards as well as 3 blocks while Wicijowski had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks also. I wonder what damage they’ll do tonight against Idaho State.