Welcome to another edition of Super Saturday in the NC-Double-Eh where today we have some featured games that include Kris Joseph, Devoe and Olu, Pangos and Sacre, Justin Edwards, Myck Kabongo and a few ladies named Wicijowski, Plouffe, Alexander and Hedderson all right here for you ...
Here is where the men are playing today ...
12:00pm Syracuse @ St. John's - Kris Joseph has only scored more than 13 points once in the last five games but that is largely due to the depth of Syracuse. This should be a win for the Orange but will he be able to assert his alpha dog status today?
12:00pm Detroit @ Butler
1:00pm Wake Forest @ North Carolina State
1:00pm Marquette @ Notre Dame
1:45pm Baylor @ Oklahoma State
1:45pm Arkansas @ LSU
2:00pm Holy Cross @ Lehigh
2:00pm Georgia Southern @ Western Carolina
3:00pm Arizona @ Stanford
3:30pm Maine @ UMBC - Justin Edwards, a lock for the America East Conference rookie of the year award, has been playing well of late for Maine (when has he really not been playing well?). Despite his dip in steals and blocks per game, he's still scoring and rebounding at a healthy clip while upping his assists a little also. Mike Allison has been a monster on D and is currently leading all Canadians in blocked shots.
4:00pm Chattanooga @ Davidson
4:00pm Howard @ Maryland-Eastern Shore
4:00pm Coppin State @ Morgan State
4:30pm Central Connecticut State @ LIU Brooklyn
5:00pm Arizona State @ California - Arizona State's Jordan Bachynski has picked up his play in the last five games. In that span he's notched a 20 point game against Stanford and a 13 rebound effort against Washington. He's seems to finally be getting comfortable and looks like he could have another great game tonight. California doesn't have a true center so Bachynski will have to contend with more mobile bigs which will be a big test for him.
5:00pm Creighton @ Northern Iowa
5:00pm Dayton @ Saint Louis
5:00pm Rice @ East Carolina - Rice's Dylan Ennis has not been a big scorer this season only scoring when needed to but he does everything else to help his team stay in games. He's the team's second leading rebounder while leading the squad in assists. Look for him to help continue the Owls' winning streak to three games.
5:30pm Tennessee Tech @ Jacksonville State
6:00pm Iowa State @ Oklahoma - After three straight games of double figure scoring, Iowa State's Melvin Ejim was held to only 6 points in the last Cyclones win this past Tuesday. He did only play 20 minutes though but managed to grab 6 rebounds despite being in foul trouble. This could be another game for Ejim to assert himself and have another great game. And an ancillary benefit of watching this game, seeing Royce White in action.
6:00pm Kentucky @ South Carolina
7:00pm Massachusetts @ George Washington
7:00pm Drexel @ Towson
7:00pm Murray State @ Tennessee-Martin - I don't think people give Tennessee-Martin's Dane Smith much attention or pub so I'm doing it. Against a ranked team in Murray State, this could be a game to show the world that he can play with the best of them. In his last game out, Smith had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals playing every minute in the narrow loss to Jacksonville State Thursday.
7:00pm Columbia @ Harvard - Laurent Rivard scored 16 last night in 22 minutes in Harvard's win over Cornell. With another back-to-back set for the Crimson, reduced court time last night could mean that he's can do the same damage today against Columbia.
7:00pm Boston University @ Binghamton
7:00pm Army @ Bucknell
7:00pm Richmond @ Duquesne
7:00pm Cornell @ Dartmouth
7:00pm Texas Tech @ Texas - Here is a Canadian guard battle: Longhorn Myck Kabongo vs. Red Raider Ty Nurse. After starting off hot this season, both players have cooled down as the season progressed and both have struggled in the last few weeks with consistency. This should be a Texas win but if you do tune in, be sure to watch how both players play. They have opposite games: Nurse is the shooter while Kabongo is the penetrator. Both play solid defense so if these two are matched up man-to-man then it could be an entertaining to see who can negate who per possession.
7:00pm Santa Clara @ San Diego
7:00pm Citadel @ Elon
7:00pm Iona @ Manhattan
7:00pm Northeastern @ Virginia Commonwealth
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Wagner
7:00pm Northern Colorado @ Weber State - Our reigning NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week Emmanuel Addo put up 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks Monday against Northern Arizona but only 6 points, 4 rebounds in 15 minutes against Sacramento State three days later thanks to foul trouble. I would expect Mr. Addo to come out in this game looking to score.
8:00pm Marshall @ Tulsa
8:00pm North Dakota @ Texas-Pan American
8:00pm Louisiana-Monroe @ Arkansas-Little Rock
8:00pm Eastern Kentucky @ SIU-Edwardsville
8:05pm Missouri State @ Drake
8:05pm Bradley @ Illinois State
8:30pm UMKC @ South Dakota
8:30pm Southern Utah @ South Dakota State
9:00pm Oregon @ Colorado - When Oregon in on the tube, they are a must watch situation in large part to Devoe Joseph's incredible play this season. Both the Ducks and Colorado are tied for second in the Pac-12 and Oregon is a Devoe scoring barrage from stealing this win. He's scored at least 20 points in the last two games and is averaging 6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 38.5 minutes.
9:00pm Louisiana Tech @ New Mexico State
10:00pm UC Davis @ UC Irvine
10:00pm Idaho @ Nevada
10:00pm Brigham Young @ Portland
10:00pm Gonzaga @ Pepperdine - With the battle for second place in the West Coast Conference really tight between three teams, this is a must win for Gonzaga largely because it's winnable. And the Zags will need to get all the games they can that they should be winning. The loss to BYU earlier this week could have been more embarrassing but the Zags rallied to make a comeback despite falling short. Robert Sacre had a quality game going for 11 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 27 minutes while Kevin Pangos didn't have his best managing 4 points on 2-of-6 shooting with 2 assists and 3 boards. Pangos and Sacre will need to play bigger today, particularly Pangos, and get themselves back to with striking distance of league leading Saint Mary's.
And here is where the women are playing tonight ...
12:00pm Toledo @ Kent State
1:00pm Lehigh @ Holy Cross
1:00pm South Florida @ Syracuse
1:00pm Buffalo @ Ball State - Is it crazy to say that when you watch Buffalo play, you really should keep your eyes on Brittany Hedderson. After scoring 9 points three games ago, she's gone for 23 points against Toledo and 31 points against Western Michigan. For the season she's averaging 20.7 so I'd say she's gunnin' today.
1:00pm St. Peter's @ Fairfield
2:00pm Colgate @ American University
2:00pm Texas @ Iowa State
2:00pm Valparaiso @ Cleveland State
2:00pm Illinois-Chicago @ Detroit
2:00pm Rider @ Loyola (MD)
2:00pm Howard @ Maryland-Eastern Shore
2:00pm Iona @ Siena
2:00pm Bryant @ St. Francis (NY)
2:30pm Boston University @ Binghamton
3:00pm Saint Mary's @ Brigham Young
3:00pm Quinnipiac @ Monmouth
4:00pm Boise State @ New Mexico
4:00pm Alcorn State @ Jackson State
4:00pm Robert Morris @ Wagner
4:05pm Weber State @ Northern Colorado
4:30pm Sacred Heart @ Fairleigh Dickinson
5:00pm Washington State @ UCLA
5:00pm San Diego @ Gonzaga
5:00pm Utah @ Oregon State - Utah has been having a reasonably tough transition to the PAC-12 this season but they have been in their games for the most part which is a good sign. In the Utes last game out they fell to Oregon 72-67 and it was Taryn Wicijowski that starred going for 19 points, 9 rebounds and a block in 35 minutes. Michelle Plouffe was saddled with foul trouble and was held to 5 points and 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. Who will be the one to step up against Oregon State today?
5:00pm Central Michigan @ Akron
5:00pm Colorado @ Oregon
5:00pm Cal Poly @ UC Santa Barbara
5:00pm Houston Baptist @ Utah Valley
6:00pm Oral Roberts @ North Dakota State
6:30pm Middle Tennessee @ Denver
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Mount St. Mary's
7:00pm Harvard @ Columbia
7:00pm Brown @ Penn
7:00pm Canisius @ Niagara
7:00pm Massachusetts @ La Salle
7:00pm Rhode Island @ Charlotte
8:00pm Milwaukee @ Green Bay
8:00pm Pittsburgh @ Marquette - Katherine Plouffe had here seventh double-double of the season going for 13 points and 13 rebounds in the loss to Cincinnati Wednesday. As pretty much the primary everything for Marquette this season, you can expect Pitt to try and lock her down but will Plouffe be able to play through it?
11:59pm Utah State @ Hawaii