In what can only be called Titanic Thursday only because there are some games that that will be played that may resemble a clash of the titans. We have 5th ranked Syracuse led by Andy Rautins and Kris Joseph taking on 10th ranked Georgetown to start the night, followed by Devoe Joseph's Minnesota Gophers taking on the 15th ranked Wisconsin Badgers and for the nightcap we have the cold Canadian front from number 13 Gonzaga taking on Loyola Marymount. Find out who else is playing right here now ...
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7:00pm (5) Syracuse @ (10) Georgetown – is there any reason why you wouldn’t want to watch this game? Two Top 10 teams and the Canadians in the game are key players. Andy Rautins has been steady as the point guard all season and really expanded his game for his impending pro career while Kris Joseph has steady improved all season to make his way onto mock NBA Draft boards for next season. You just simply cannot miss this one.
7:00pm Central Connecticut State @ Mount St Mary’s
7:00pm South Dakota State @ Oakland
7:00pm Bryant @ Wagner
7:05pm Western Carolina @ Citadel
7:30pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ Long Island – LIU and Fairliegh Dickinson are both tied for third with Mount St Mary’s in the Northeast Conference so this game should be tough one. Toronto’s Kyle Johnson has expanded his overall game this season having consistently done other things to help the team when his shots are not falling making him a possible contender for all conference honors. This should be a showcase game for him.
8:00pm South Alabama @ Western Kentucky
8:00pm SIU-Edwardsville @ North Dakota
8:00pm Portland @ Pepperdine
8:00pm Southern Utah @ Western Illinois
8:15pm Belmont @ Stetson
9:00pm (14) Wisconsin @ Minnesota – coming off back-to-back losses, the Gophers will be hard fought to get this win against a ranked team. Pickering, ON’s Devoe Joseph had a great game in the loss to Northwestern in overtime putting up 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 44 minutes. Hopefully he can carry over that game into this one tonight.
9:00pm (19) Pittsburgh @ Marquette
9:05pm (13) Gonzaga @ Loyola Marymount – when the Zags are on, you need to watch them. The quartet of Sacre, Olynyk, Arop and Kong are all major contributors and in the case of the latter three, on any given night one or all of them can have a breakout game as Arop’s 13 points, nine board performance in 22 minutes last game can attest. Sacre has been more aggressive of late on both ends so this game should be on your radar to watch tonight.
9:05pm Eastern Washington @ Northern Colorado
10:30pm USC @ Washington