Today's Marquee Match Up features an unheralded rookie and wily veteran big looking to sweep up teh Big Green. Find out where everyone else is playing right here ...
Marquee Match Up
2:00pm Dartmouth @ Iowa State
Melvin Ejim has quietly been the freshman story not named Cory Joseph or Tristan Thompson this early in the season. He was named conference Rookie of the Week for the second time this season this past week and was close to a double-double in his last game. This is his only game this week, his second last before the holiday break, so expect Ejim to get his game on here against a weaker Dartmouth team. Canadian teammate Jamie Vanderbeken, after having a stretch of four straight single digit scoring games, had a very good one recently against Texas Southern going for 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks in 37 minutes so let’s see if he continues that into this contest against the Big Green
And here is where everyone else is playing today …
2:00pm Colgate @ Maine
2:05pm SIU-Edwardsville @ Northern Iowa
3:30pm Niagara @ Central Connecticut State
4:00pm Army @ Long Island – Kyle Johnson has been held to single digit scoring three of his last four games after going for six straight double digit scoring games to start the season. Though he had some great defensive contributions in his last game (6 rebounds and 3 steals), look for his offense to return in this game against a tougher than advertised Army team.
4:05pm Sacramento State @ McNeese State – When shooters aren’t making shots, the worst thing they can do is stop shooting. Diego Kapelan may not have been making all his shots to this game (4-of-24 his last two games) but he is still shooting. The rock will fall eventually and Kapelan has shown in the past that he can fill the bucket up in a hurry. Will this be the game that his cup runeth (I know I spelt this word wrong) over?
5:00pm Eastern Illinois @ Tennessee Tech
5:30pm Canisius @ Northwestern State
5:30pm Williams Woods @ Tennessee-Martin
10:00pm Washington State @ Santa Clara – After three games that were not so great, Marc Trasolini comes off the bench against Houston Baptist to drop a very efficient 16 points and grab 7 boards in 18 minutes to help in the win. This is a great sign and could be a turning point for the forward. Today’s game against Washington State will not be a cake walk but he’s coming off a great performance and is averaging 17 points and 7 rebounds against Pac-10 teams this season.