Today is the usual Super Saturday of NC-Double-Eh action and not that I'm name dropping but we have Kris Joseph, Myck Kabongo, Justin Edwards, Andrew Nicholson, Natalie Achonwa, the Plouffe sisters, Wumi Agunbiade and a whole lot more, Tyler Murray, all right here ...
Here is where the men are playing today ...
12:00pm Marquette @ Villanova
12:00pm Hofstra @ Northeastern
1:00pm West Virginia @ Syracuse - In his last game out, a 60-53 Syracuse victory over Cincinnati, Kris Joseph had his highest point total (17) since Jan. 7 while wearing a pair of LeBron 9 Christmas colorway (maybe it's the shoes). After five days off, will Joseph be giving us that player that took the Bearcats or will we get the passive one? I would think that if the game gets close, and it could considering that West Virginia has beaten some quality teams already this season like Georgetown and Miami while just missing out on a win against Baylor (83-81 OT loss), we could get the monster. Joseph will need all the magic he has against this edition of Mountaineers
1:00pm George Washington @ Fordham
1:00pm Texas @ Baylor - This should be a Baylor win at this battle of the Lone Star State but it will have a few interesting subplots. First, young Texas Longhorn Myck Kabongo will be going up against the lightning quick Pierre Jackson and that will be a tough match up. Jackson is a former junior college All American and has the experience and strength cards over Kabongo. How Myck handles himself against Jackson will be a good indicator as to how he's come along this season. The second is how well Brady Heslip will play against the Texas defense. I'm not sure who'll guard him if the Longhorns go man but I would think it'll be J'Covan Brown. That will be interesting to say the least.
1:30pm Arkansas @ Alabama
1:30pm Texas Tech @ Missouri
2:00pm Saint Louis @ Massachusetts
2:00pm Binghamton @ Maine - Justin Edwards and Mike Allison are looking to help get Maine's first home win in three tries. Edwards got his second double-double of the season in the win over New Hampshire three nights ago and is averaging 15 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4 assists in his last five games. Allison looked like he was back to his old self in that New Hampshire game also after leaving the previous one due to injury going for 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 23 minutes. Let's see if they can help get the W against Binghamton.
2:00pm Elon @ Appalachian State
2:00pm Delaware @ Drexel
2:00pm Western Carolina @ UNC Greensboro
2:00pm Kansas @ Iowa State
2:00pm Wagner @ Quinnipiac - Tyler Murray had put up his highest point total for the season in Wagner's 73-54 win over Sacred Heart this past Thursday going for 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and an incredible 7-of-9 from the three. I'm curious to know what he has in store for Quinnipiac today.
3:00pm Chicago State @ North Dakota
3:00pm Tennessee Tech @ Morehead State
4:00pm Kentucky @ LSU
4:00pm Maryland-Eastern Shore @ North Carolina A&T
5:00pm Washington State @ Arizona State
5:00pm Davidson @ Samford
6:00pm Coppin State @ Hampton
6:00pm Harvard @ Brown - Laurent Rivard dropped 18 points on Yale last night playing 33 minutes. In a rare college back-to-back situation, I wonder what he'll have in the tank against Brown.
7:00pm Columbia @ Cornell
7:00pm Richmond @ St. Bonaventure - This is a very winnable game for St. Bonaventure against a Richmond team that looks like a shadow of its self from the past three seasons. Andrew Nicholson has looked like a force in the last two weeks averaging 23.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 2.8 blocks in four games for the Bonnies and is coming on at the right time. It's very possible for him to have a monster game if he can stay out of foul trouble. Also look for Matthew Wright and Chris Johnson to contribute on the outside to help keep the defense honest.
7:00pm Bucknell @ Navy
7:00pm LIU Brooklyn @ St. Francis (PA)
7:00pm South Dakota State @ IPFW
7:05pm Cleveland State @ Youngstown State
8:00pm Illinois @ Minnesota
8:00pm Virginia @ North Carolina State
8:00pm Tulane @ Rice
8:00pm UC Riverside @ UC Irvine
8:00pm Denver @ Arkansas-Little Rock
8:00pm Eastern Kentucky @ Tennessee State
8:05pm Bradley @ Creighton
8:30pm Tennessee-Martin @ Austin Peay
9:00pm Marshall @ Memphis
9:00pm Wichita State @ Drake
9:05pm Weber State @ Idaho State
9:30pm Fresno State @ New Mexico State - Senior Hernst Laroche has had two 20 -point scoring games in his last five and has made it seven of his last eight games that he's scored in double figures for New Mexico State. His 21 points against Nevada Thursday is his season high and he's looked capable of picking up the scoring slack since slasher Christian Kabongo transferred early in 2012 while still being the team's lead ball handler and distributor. Look out for Daniel Mullings to possibly have a big game today as the as the Aggies look to end the two game losing streak.
9:30pm South Dakota @ Southern Utah
10:00pm Portland @ Loyola Marymount
10:00pm Santa Clara @ Pepperdine
11:05pm Hawaii @ Idaho
And here is where the ladies are playing today ...
12:00pm Notre Dame @ St. John's - I'm always going to recommend that anytime I see Notre Dame on the schedule that you check them out. Natalie Achonwa comes off the bench and is a sparkplug who can light it up in a hurry if called upon and you just can't miss that game.
12:00pm Wagner @ Quinnipiac
1:00pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ Central Connecticut State
1:00pm Mount St. Mary's @ Sacred Heart
1:00pm Monmouth @ Bryant - Bryant's Naana Ankoma-Mensa is quietly having a great season and has been looking like a potential double-double every time out on the floor. In the Bulldogs' loss to Central Connecticut State a few days ago, she had 17 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in the losing cause. Today could be another one of those games that she has.
2:00pm Xavier @ Rhode Island
2:00pm Detroit @ Cleveland State
2:00pm Toledo @ Buffalo
2:00pm Akron @ Eastern Michigan
2:00pm Howard @ Savannah State
2:00pm Duquesne @ Saint Joseph's - Wumi Agunbiade had her fourth double-double this season going for 18 points and 10 rebounds in the Duquesne win against Massachusetts Wednesday. She's the team's leading scorer and is looking like the All Atlantic 10 First Team player she is. This could be a tough win for the Dukes but if Agunbiade plays her game, this could be a big win.
2:00pm Vermont @ Stony Brook
2:00pm Utah Valley @ NJIT
2:35pm Green Bay @ Valparaiso
3:00pm Texas @ Texas Tech
3:30pm North Dakota State @ Oakland
4:00pm Cincinnati @ Syracuse
4:00pm Holy Cross @ Colgate
4:00pm Loyola Marymount @ Portland
4:00pm Idaho State @ Weber State
4:00pm Boise State @ Wyoming
4:30pm Binghamton @ Maine
5:00pm Fordham @ Massachusetts
5:00pm Rice @ Houston
5:00pm USC @ Utah - We have another game with Michelle Plouffe and Taryn Wicijowski and I can only say that you need to tune in for this one. Whether they win or lose, this is a pair that needs to be a priority watch if you are a true fan of Canadian basketball.
5:00pm Pepperdine @ San Diego
5:00pm Pacific @ UC Santa Barbara
5:00pm BYU @ Santa Clara
5:30pm Denver @ Arkansas-Little Rock - Denver's Kaetlyn Murdoch has been the shining light in the Pioneers season. After three straight 10-point games, she dropped 33 points against Arkansas State Jan. 25 going an inhuman 13-for-14 from the floor and 7-of-7 from the line. What will she do today?
7:00pm Marquette @ West Virginia - What can I say about Katherine Plouffe that I haven't already said. She registered her seventh double-double of the season against Providence last Saturday going for 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals. After a week off, she could have a big one against West Virginia.
10:00pm Hawaii @ Fresno State