In one of the last Super Saturday's of the NC-Double-Eh season, the action today doesn't disappoint. We have a damn good game for every part of your day that include brunch (Maine and Justin Edwards/Mike Allison combo or Iowa State and Melvin Ejim), afternoon snack (Texas and our man Myck or St. Bonaventure and Andrew Nicholson) and dinner (Gonzaga and Pangos and Sacre) plus lots of assorted games for you from both the men's and women's all right here ...
Here is where the men are playing today ...
11:00pm Drexel @ Cleveland State
12:00pm Marquette @ Connecticut
12:00pm Tennessee Tech @ Coastal Carolina
12:00pm Wichita State @ Davidson
1:00pm Stony Brook @ Northeastern
1:00pm Buffalo @ South Dakota State
1:00pm Florida State @ NC State
1:30pm Oklahoma @ Iowa State - Melvin Ejim had one of his best games on the season in Iowa State's loss to Baylor this past Monday. He went for 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting while grabbing 7 rebounds, dishing 4 assists and getting a steal and a block in 29 minutes. He's been inconsistent of late due to foul trouble so today, if he can stay on the floor, Ejim should be capable of pulling another one of those games off.
1:30pm Kansas State @ Baylor
2:00pm Niagara @ Vermont
2:00pm Marist @ Maine - In his last three games, Maine's Justin Edwards has been held to in single digits twice and is shooting 9-of-32 from the floor in that span. He may be in a funk and he really hasn't had one all year. How he comes out in this game could be important with the conference tournament just a couple of weeks away. Teammate Mike Allison continues to play solid in the post and could have a big one here today too.
2:00pm James Madison @ Detroit
2:00pm North Dakota @ Longwood
2:00pm Eastern Michigan @ Green Bay
3:00pm Drake @ New Mexico State - Last game against Northern New Mexico, Renaldo Dixon had a pretty good game off the bench for New Mexico State. After not playing the previous six contests, he came out with 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, an assist and a steal in 18 minutes. Pretty good I'd say. Not only that but the other Canadians also each scored in double digits and combined for 39 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. All this means is that someone will step up today and it's a matter of who will have the big game.
3:00pm Marshall @ Southern Methodist
3:00pm Western Carolina @ Elon - In the Thursday win over Citadel, Western Carolina's Harouna Mutombo and Keaton Cole were the only two Catamounts to score in double figures going for 24 and 15 respectively. Can they pull another Batman and Robin scoring combo today too?
4:00pm Ole Miss @ Kentucky
4:00pm Saint Joseph's @ George Washington
4:00pm Bucknell @ Holy Cross
4:00pm Fordham @ Saint Louis
4:00pm Texas @ Oklahoma State - Myck Kabongo was solid for Texas on their 69-58 win over Oklahoma Tuesday going for 13 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in 36 minutes. Today, the question will be can he keep up with Oklahoma State's Kevin Page?
4:00pm Nevada @ Iona
4:00pm Howard @ Coppin State
4:00pm Lafayette @ Lehigh
4:00pm Binghamton @ Radford
4:00pm Rhode Island @ St. Bonaventure - Andrew Nicholson went toe to toe with Temple Wednesday and he had a great game in the 76-70 loss on the road. He went for 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 2 assists and a steal in 32 minutes. The most promising sign of that stat line is that he had 3 fouls in 32 minutes. Rhode Island, though bringing up the rear in the A-10 standings, will not make it easy for Nicholson to get the ball and will likely throw junk defense at him. If he can stay out of foul trouble here, he could have a monster game.
4:30pm Quinnipiac @ LIU Brooklyn
5:00pm Illinois @ Nebraska
6:00pm Cornell @ Princeton
6:00pm Charlotte @ Richmond
6:00pm Florida @ Arkansas
7:00pm Minnesota @ Northwestern
7:00pm Yale @ Harvard
7:00pm Rider @ Albany
7:00pm IPFW @ Eastern Kentucky
7:00pm Brigham Young @ Santa Clara
7:00pm Tennessee-Martin @ Southeastern Louisiana
7:00pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ Wagner - Last time out for Wagner, Tyler Murray went for 20 points - only his third of the season. Could this mean a similar scoring barrage today Fairleigh Dickinson who is tied for last in the conference?
8:00pm Texas Tech @ Kansas
8:00pm Loyola (IL) @ Bradley
8:00pm Gonzaga @ San Francisco - Kevin Pangos and Rob Sacre are playing today. Do we need to prompt you anymore than that? Really? Do we?
8:00pm Texas State @ South Dakota
8:00pm Arizona State @ Washington State
8:00pm Idaho State @ Pacific
8:00pm Rice @ Tulsa - Rice's Dylan Ennis has been a big contributor all season for the Owl's and you can expect to see more of that today against Tulsa. Before the grinder that they played against Southern Methodist (a 43-39 win, yuck) he was riding back-to-back double digit scoring games which included a career high 20 points. This game against the Golden Hurricane will be a contest that his team will need him for sure if they want to pull this win out on the road.
8:30pm Arkansas-Little Rock @ Troy
9:00pm Cal Poly @ Northern Colorado
10:00pm Oregon State @ California
10:00pm Long Beach State @ Creighton
10:00pm Eastern Washington @ UC Irvine
10:00pm Portland @ Pepperdine
10:05pm Portland State @ Idaho
And here is where the women are playing today ...
12:00pm Lehigh @ Lafayette
1:00pm Boise State @ TCU
1:30pm Milwaukee @ Cleveland State
2:00pm Marquette @ Syracuse - Forget that both Marquette's Katherine Plouffe and Syracuse's Kayla Alexander are the stars of their teams. Forget that they are both very, very talented players. Forget that this will likely be a grinder at the ‘Cuse's homecourt. You need to catch this game because you will see two former teammates of the National Team development program going at it and you can bet that they will be defending each other. All this could mean is an intense one-on-one match up.
2:00pm Bowling Green @ Akron
2:00pm Miami (OH) @ Buffalo - All you can expect here is another 20 point game for Buffalo's Brittany Hedderson, particularly since she only had 15 points in the Bull's loss to Bowling Green on Wednesday.
2:00pm Howard @ Coppin State
2:00pm La Salle @ Duquesne
2:00pm Cincinnati @ Seton Hall
2:05pm Green Bay @ Youngstown State
2:30pm Bryant @ St. Francis (PA)
3:00pm Fairleigh Dickson @ Mount St. Mary's
3:00pm San Diego @ Brigham Young
3:30pm Louisiana-Monroe @ Denver
4:00pm Navy @ Colgate
4:00pm North Dakota State @ South Dakota State
4:00p Monmouth @ Wagner
4:05pm Weber State @ Idaho State
5:00pm Santa Clara @ Portland
7:00pm Utah @ Colorado - Another great match up here will pit Utah's Taryn Wicijowski against Colorado's Julie Seabrook in the middle. Both players were former members of the National Program's development school and they are both likely defending each other. This should be interesting to say the least. The tipping factor will be if Utah's inside/outside threat Michelle Plouffe will be able to break the Buffalo's back and help get Utah over the hump today.
7:00pm Harvard @ Yale
7:00pm Dartmouth @ Brown
7:00pm UC Santa Barbara @ UC Irvine
7:00pm Texas @ Kansas State
7:00pm Hawaii @ Louisiana Tech
7:00pm Utah Valley @ Seattle U
8:00pm Texas Tech @ Baylor