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Marquee Match Up
7:00pm Wagner @ Hofstra
Has there been a Canadian who has been responsible more responsible for his team’s current success this year? Maybe. But is there any Canadian that has made the rather large jump in his numbers to start this young college season? Definitely not for sure. This week’s Player of the Week Tyler Murray has been on an early tear through his first three games and his team will be facing a Hofstra team that has been spanked through the last three games they played. Playing UNC, Nebraska and Western Kentucky might do that to a mid major. Hofstra has been a good mighty mite program for years and even an up and coming Wagner program may be in for a dog fight. Murray has been the star guard for the Seahawks but the Pride has their own star guard in Charles Jenkins. This should be a battle between two good players who are looking to bring some respect to their squads right now.
3:00pm Louisiana Tech @ Arkansas-Little Rock - I never stop talking about Olu Ashoalu so why stop now. He’s been beasting in the first few games so this game should be no different. He’s a double-double waiting to happen so today could be a day for it to happen. On an un-Olu note, there will be a total of three Canadians playing in this game so it should be a bonus for checking out the contest.
5:00pm Bowling Green @ Niagara
5:00pm Mercer @ Western Carolina
6:00pm Wright State vs. Richmond
6:30pm SIU-Edwardsville @ Iowa
7:30pm Albany @ Detroit – Forget the Titans’ record may be dismal but Toronto’s Jason Calliste is having a great start. With the introduction of stud freshman Ray McCallum I would never have expected Calliste to have the year he’s having so far. He’s currently is second on the team in scoring at 13.3 pts as well as averaging 4.3 rebs and 2 stls in a team high 34 minutes per game. This will could a big game in the making.
7:30pm Syracuse vs. Michigan – It’s been a little while since Kris Joseph and the Orange have played a game and I’m betting that they’ll be hungry for another win after the five day layoff. Joseph may not have come out of the gate like gangbusters like many may have expected but he did show up the last game against William & Mary when he exploded for 18 pts, 7 rebs and 4 asts in the three point win. Michigan will be a better team than W&M but then again, Joseph seems to come out when the games are tough. And this game will be nothing but tough.
8:00pm UAB vs. Arkansas
8:00pm Texas Southern @ Kansas State
8:00pm Elon @ Maryland
9:30pm Drake vs. St. John’s
10:30pm Santa Clara @ Arizona