Today is a Super Saturday of action and there are whole lot of games that feature Justin Edwards, Andrew Nicholson, Kris Joseph, Devoe and Olu, Ty Murray, Laurent Rivard and a great group of ladies that are looking to have big showings all right here in today's NC-Double-Eh schedule ...
12:00pm Alabama @ Kentucky
12:00pm Wright State @ Detroit
1:00pm Stony Brook @ Maine - Maine has lost their last four games and will be looking to get their third conference win. In the Bears' loss to Hartford this past Thursday, Justin Edwards was held to 9 points and 4-of-13 from the field. The last time he scored single digits last he went for 14 points as well as 6 rebounds and 4.3 assists over his next five games. Edwards' teammate Mike Allison has been having a quietly efficient season so far and has averaged 8.5 points, 4.8 boards and 2.5 blocks in his last four games.
2:00pm Missouri @ Baylor
2:00pm Michigan @ Arkansas
2:00pm Arkansas-Little Rock @ Western Kentucky
2:00pm Fordham @ St. Bonaventure - Andrew Nicholson has had his best two game stretch last week where he was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week (and NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week also if you didn't know). This game against Fordham could be a game where he extends his incredible play but he will be going up against Chris Gaston who is one of the hidden post gems in the NCAA. This will be a great matchup to see if Nicholson can handle a smaller more mobile player in the post on D. It could be a game that needs to be watched.
3:00pm Western Carolina @ Appalachian State
3:00pm Indiana State @ Creighton
4:00pm Kansas @ Texas - I wouldn't expect Texas to win this game against Kansas, or even put up a very big fight really, but I would expect Myck Kabongo to go for his third straight double-double. In losses to Missouri and Kansas State he's averaging 13 points and 10 assists in 38 minutes.
4:00pm North Carolina Central @ Coppin State
4:00pm Northeastern @ Drexel
4:00pm Florida A&M @ Maryland-Eastern Shore
4:00pm UCLA @ Oregon - Devoe Joseph has been playing great for a seemingly resurgent Oregon team. Nuff said. His teammate Olu Ashaolu has put in another set of back-to-back double digit games (13 and 11 respectively) and he could be up for another today, particularly with a more depleted UCLA team.
4:30pm San Francisco @ Portland
5:00pm Arizona State @ Utah
5:00pm Massachusetts @ Richmond
5:00pm Iowa State @ Texas Tech
6:00pm Stanford @ Washington
6:00pm Marshall @ Southern Miss
6:00pm Syracuse @ Notre Dame - Syracuse is one of only two undefeated teams left and this may be a win for them with Notre Dame having lost their star player Tom Ambromaitis earlier this year. The Irish are coming off two close loses, relatively speaking, to Rutgers and UConn and could make this a tough win from the Orange. Kris Joseph, despite not being a daily go-to player for Syracuse, has still managed to make a mid season Wooden Award list so maybe this could be a big game for him.
6:05pm California @ Washington State
7:00pm Charlotte @ George Washington
7:00pm Cornell @ Columbia
7:00pm Marquette @ Providence
7:00pm Harvard @ Dartmouth - In Harvard's last two games, Laurent Rivard has started both contests and has seemingly flourished. In the two Crimson wins, he averaged 16 points (including 7 threes), 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a block which are substantial increases from his season averages. He could have a similar game tonight against a Dartmouth that is limping through their season.
7:00pm Holy Cross @ Bucknell
7:00pm Citadel @ Davidson
7:00pm Chattanooga @ Elon
7:00pm Tennessee-Martin @ Morehead State
7:00pm LIU Brooklyn @ Wagner - Tyler Murray had 19 points in Wagner's last win Thursday over St. Francis (NY) which coincides with the team's longest winning streak in about 23 years. His point total is his highest since the beginning of December when he dropped 19 in the 78-73 loss to LIU Brooklyn so this could be a game that will have special intensity.
8:00pm Missouri State @ Bradley
8:00pm Duquesne @ Saint Louis
8:00pm Tulsa @ Rice
8:00pm San Diego @ Gonzaga - With the West Coast Conference not being a cakewalk for Gonzaga for the first time in a long time, this game against San Diego will be important. The Zags will need every win they can get before they meet Saint Mary's and BYU and both Kevin Pangos and Rob Sacre will need to play huge roles, Sacre in particular. Sacre had his highest point total against San Francisco (14) since his 16 point effort against Michigan State December 10. With the season hitting high conference time, he'll need to really pick up his game and playing with more confidence is a start.
8:00pm South Dakota State @ North Dakota State
8:30pm Western Illinois @ South Dakota
9:00pm Southeast Missouri State @ Tennessee Tech
9:05pm Northern Colorado @ Montana State
9:05pm Northern Arizona @ Idaho State
9:05pm North Dakota @ Utah Valley
10:00pm Cal State Fullerton @ UC Irvine
11:00pm Saint Mary's @ Santa Clara
11:05pm Utah State @ Idaho
12:00am New Mexico State @ Hawaii - If you happen to be at home late tonight, this is the game for you. With Christian Kabongo now transferring, Hernst Laroche has been picking up the scoring slack for New Mexico State averaging 14.5 points. Both Tyrone Watson and Daniel Mulling have also been starting and have been playing great as well in supporting roles.
And here is where the women are playing today ...
12:00pm Texas @ Oklahoma
1:00pm Villanova @ Notre Dame - In Notre Dame's last win over Pittsburgh, a game that the Irish won by 76 by the way, managed 19 points on 8-of-9, including 2 threes, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in a very efficient 17 minutes off the bench. What can she do today?
1:00pm American @ Army
1:00pm Quinnipiac @ Bryant - Bryant's Naana Ankoma-Mensa has averaged 13.7 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals in her last three games. Could this be another one of those games?
2:00pm St. John's @ Cincinnati
2:00pm George Washington @ Duquesne
2:00pm Wagner @ St. Francis (NY)
3:00pm Utah Valley @ North Dakota
3:00pm Cleveland State @ Green Bay
3:00pm Alabama State @ Alcorn State
3:00pm Wright State @ Detroit
3:00pm Robert Morris @ Monmouth
4:00pm Utah @ Arizona State - Utah's Michelle Plouffe and Taryn Wicijowski seem to be playing a game of can you top that which is great for the Utes who need everything that these two can give them. Last game against California it was Plouffe who put up 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a block in 38 minutes of action. Will it be Wicijowski's turn today?
4:00pm Portland @ BYU
4:30pm St. Francis (PA) @ Fairleigh Dickinson
5:00pm Gonzaga @ San Diego
7:00pm Colgate @ Navy
7:00pm UC Santa Barbara @ Cal State Northridge
8:00pm Providence @ Marquette - Before Katherine Plouffe was held to 6 points against Georgetown this past Wednesday but before that she was averaging 18 points in her three games prior. She was also averaging 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals in that span also. Oddly enough, before that three game stretch she was held to 2 points. Will another strong stretch start now?
9:00pm TCU @ Boise State
10:00pm New Mexico State @ Hawaii