Today's Marquee Match Up has the return of a player from suspension to a ranked team. See who else is playing today right here ...
Marquee Match Up
8:00pm North Dakota State @ Minnesota
This will be a must watch. Devoe Joseph has recently returned from suspension and it will be interesting to see how he is utilized by Coach Tubby Smith. The Gophers have been winning without him thus far and getting a guy that can handle the ball and score may throw a wrench in the play. Devoe is a great player but being away for the length he has may require him to play minimal minutes as he gets reacclimatized to the team again. Or he may just step in and pick up where he left off and not disrupt the team flow at all. Either way, seeing him back will be a good thing and for the moment that should be enough.
4:00pm St. Francis (NY) @ Brown
4:00pm Harvard @ Bryant University
7:00pm St. Francis (PA) @ Hartford
7:00pm Bucknell @ James Madison
7:00pm Cleveland State @ Akron
7:30pm McNeese State @ Miami (FL) – Vancouver’s Diego Kapelan dropped 15 points on Washington to start the season. Then he hung 25 points on Georgia State. And then he threw up 15 on Southern Mississippi. I’m just really curious to see what he drops on Miami (FL).
8:00pm Southeast Missouri State @ Arkansas – Toronto’s Marvell Waithe has been on a tear of sorts in the last two games. Granted it has been against less than top notch competition the numbers are still pretty impressive. Waithe went off for a double-double this past Monday going for 10 points and 13 rebounds in the Razorbacks’ thrashing of Florida Gulf Coast in 22 minutes. That’s pretty good I’d say. Right now, Waithe is a team high 10 rebounds per game to go with 6.5 points and an assist in 19 minutes per. This may be one of those same games.
8:00pm Kennesaw State @ Iowa State – Iowa State has been rolling along through four games and Canadians Jamie Vanderbeken and Melvin Ejim have been big parts of that. Combined Vanderbeken and Ejim are averaging 26 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2.8 steals and 3.2 blocks per game. They have also accounted for 13 of the 39 threes the team has made with 11 coming from Vanderbeken. This would be a great game to watch simply because one or both of these guys might go off or hit a 40 foot game winner. You just never know.
8:05pm SIU-Edwardsville @ UMKC
8:05pm Arkansas-Little Rock @ Oral Roberts
10:00pm San Jose State @ Cal-Bakersfield
11:30pm Southern Utah vs. Drake
12:00am Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Hawaii