Happy Valentine's Day Can Ball Report readers! There are a few big games today to highlight the day but there will be no love lost for anyone in the warm up games to the NBA All Star game tonight. The headliner today is the 2nd ranked Syracuse Orange taking on the Louisville Cardinals at the Carrier Dome at 1pm. This should be a crazy game to watch for sure. There are a lot of others playing today so find out who and when right here ...
As always, check out the highlighted games below for the ones that you should be prying yourself away from your loved one today to watch. Check in with the Can Ball Report's Twitter feed for any game links we can find for you.
1:00pm Louisville @ (2) Syracuse – every game is a big game in the Big East and this is no different for the ‘Cuse. Andy Rautins can now be considered a bonafide playmaker as well as shooter and Kris Joseph is showing that when Wesley Johnson leaves for the NBA Draft in June, and he will leave, there will be no real drop off in talent. Look for big games from both against Pitino’s Cardinals.
2:00pm New Hampshire @ Vermont – Kris’s big brother Maurice is coming off of a few games where he may have been able to contribute a little more in other areas when his shooting was going down. Not to worry though. The Catamounts are in second place in the America East despite a losing streak and after dropping their last game to New Hampshire, this should be a payback situation.
2:00pm Holy Cross @ Bucknell
2:00pm Marist @ Niagara
4:05pm Montana @ Eastern Washington
4:30pm Toledo @ Central Michigan
5:00pm Minnesota @ Northwestern – the Gophers are going to need this win if they want to have a chance at a bubble spot. They are playing the team they’re ahead of in the standings and this will a tough one. Devoe Joseph has been playing well in the starting spot so look for the same steady play, but him putting up baskets would be a definite plus for Minnesota.
10:00pm UCLA @ USC