There is lots of big time action this weekend including a super, jam packed, stuffed to the rafters hardcourt playing by our Canadian ballers. Nicholson vs Varnardo and Sacre and the Zags vs Aminu and the Demon Deacons will highlight the weekend games but there is plenty more in store. Many of our boys will be taking on some very tough opponents starting Friday night so check out the only NCAA schedule that matters here in The Can Ball Report.
Remember that the games in bold are games that The Can Ball Report thinks you should make the extra effort to watch. Saturday will be a very busy day in NCAA hoops so there are many games highlighted meaning lots of major contributors playing against some big teams or in big early season games. Unless you have a wall of tvs or a really, really big computer monitor, we suggest you chose your game watching ahead of time to avoid disappointment. And remember to support Canadian ballers everywhere!
Central Arkansas @ Cal State Fullerton
Manhattan @ Niagara
Bucknell @ Binghamton
SIU-Edwardsville @ Drake
Cleveland State @ Detroit
St. Bonaventure @ Mississippi State - this should be a good indicator of how far Nicholson's come as a player since he'll likely be matched up against potential lottery pick Jarvis Varnardo.
Fairleigh Dickinson @ Quinnipiac
Columbia @ Stony Brook
Vermont @ N.J.I.T. - a rejuvenated Maurice Joseph is worth watching.
Brown @ Minnesota - Devoe Joseph is making a steady name for himself now.
Belmont @ Mercer
Western Carolina @ Furman
Davidson @ Charleston - Will Archambault had 20 pts in last Davidson game.
Northeastern @ Drexel
Central Connecticut State @ Long Island
Buffalo @ Purdue
Wake Forest @ Gonzaga - a great game for sure. Sacre will have to defend Al-Farouq Aminu and the other Canucks should play meaningful minutes here.
USC @ Georgia Tech
Southern University @ Central Arkansas
Delaware State @ Maryland-Eastern Shore
Eastern Kentucky @ Tennessee-Martin
Maine @ Syracuse - Rautins and Joseph, always fun to watch, will welcome Canadian freshmen Allison and Burnatowski to big time college ball.
Wagner @ Robert Morris
Elon @ Chattanooga
Northwestern State @ Louisiana Tech - Olu has been on a tear of late.
South Dakota State @ Western Illinois
Southern Utah @ Oral Roberts
Central Michigan @ Illinois State
New Mexico State @ New Mexico
UNLV @ Santa Clara - big test coming for Marc Trasolini.
Eastern Washington @ Portland State
Iowa State @ Cal
Tulane @ Western Kentucky
Saint Joseph’s @ Cornell
Bucknell @ Boston University
Loyola (MD) @ Niagara
Texas A&M-CC @ Houston
Lafayette @ Princeton
Cal State Bakersfield @ Oregon State
Arizona @ Oklahoma
Portland @ Idaho
Cal State Northridge @ Washington
Lamar @ Hawaii