Today we start the road to the championship and this time there are three paths that our Canadian kids are taking. Our big game will feature Oregon and the duo of Devoe Joseph and Olu Ashaolu looking close out their senior seasons with an NIT Champship ring ...
Here is where the men are playing today ...
9:10pm Iona vs. BYU
National Invitational Tournament
9:15pm Marshall @ Middle Tennessee
9:30pm LSU @ Oregon - Oregon has had a great season but unfortunately they were not able to get past Colorado in the Pas-12 Tournament. So here they are in the NIT, which is better than no post season tourney I suppose. In that last game, Devoe Joseph was held to 6-of-19 shooting for 12 points playing in all but one minute of the game. Ironically, seven days prior to that last loss to Colorado, he had torched them for 24 points. LSU will be a tough opponent for sure and Joseph will need to be firing to help the Ducks get this win. He's averaging 17 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 1.8 steals in his last five games. Olu Ashaolu will need to step up his game also, primarily staying out of foul trouble. If he can do that, he'll likely be a force on the glass which the Ducks are going to need against the Tigers who are 47th in the NCAA in rebounds per game.
11:00pm Cleveland State @ Stanford
College Insiders Tournament
7:00pm Tennessee Tech @ Georgia State