In the last Super Saturday of the regular season, there is a whole lot of action going on. Today we direct your attention to Andrew Nicholson and the Bonnies and Jared Mintz and the Leapords early followed by the Canadian Front and Gonzaga and Rautins, Joseph and Syracuse late. Find out who else is playing throughout the day right here ...
As always, we have highlighted the games that we feel you should take a look at on this busy Saturday. Remember to check in with the Can Ball Report on Twitter for any game links we may find for you.
12:00pm Northeastern @ George Mason
1:00pm St Francis (NY) @ Central Connecticut State
1:30pm Iowa State @ Colorado
1:30pm Baylor @ Oklahoma
2:00pm Rhode Island @ St Bonaventure – saddled by foul trouble in the win against Fordham a few days ago, Andrew Nicholson should be looking to feast on the Rams as the conference tourney approaches. With five A-10 wins so far with three more left to play, the Bonnies look primed to surpass last year’s conference win total. But they will need a big game from Nicholson to add this to their total.
2:05pm Detroit @ Youngstown State
2:30pm Maine @ Boston University
3:00pm Texas A&M-CC @ Stephan F Austin
3:00pm Chattanooga @ Western Carolina
3:30pm Long Island @ Bryant University
4:00pm Lafayette @ American – with this being the last game of the season, the Leopards need this one to have a shot at a share of the overall conference lead and a possible top seeding in the conference tourney. Mintz had a minor ankle injury two weeks ago and may still be feeling the effects. He has not shot well the last two games but has managed to help in other areas. Unless this is a blow out early, expect Mintz to warrior up and stick out the game and lead his team to a win.
4:00pm Minnesota @ Illinois
4:00pm Nicholls State @ McNeese State
4:00pm Bucknell @ Army
5:00pm Southeastern Louisiana @ Central Arkansas
5:30pm South Dakota @ Chicago State
6:00pm Charlotte @ George Washington
6:00pm Delaware State @ Hampton
7:00pm USC Upstate @ Stetson
7:00pm Princeton @ Columbia
7:00pm Penn @ Cornell
7:00pm Ohio @ Buffalo
7:00pm Murray State @ Eastern Kentucky – a win here for EKU means that they lock up third place in the conference. A win here also means that they could be looking at a potential at large vote since they are playing the best team in the Ohio Valley. Toronto’s Papa Oppong has been playing well in the starting role all season and may be a key to victory today for the Colonels.
7:00pm St Francis (PA) @ Wagner
7:30pm Quinnipiac @ Fairleigh Dickinson
7:30pm Oregon State @ USC
8:00pm San Francisco @ (18) Gonzaga – this Zags team is very good. All the parts are there for a long run in the Tournament and all the players are playing their roles to perfection. But despite the Top 25 ranking for most of the season, Gonzaga still managed to lose to San Francisco in OT when they met in the Bay. This one should be sweet payback with a lot blowout at home.
8:00pm Western Kentucky @ FIU
8:00pm Idaho @ Louisiana Tech
8:15pm Kennesaw State @ Belmont
8:30pm IUPUI @ South Dakota State – Regina’s Kai Williams has been playing well at the best time for the Jackrabbits. He’s scored in double figures four straight games and on Thursday had his fifth double-double of the season on 15 points and 13 rebounds. This could be a game for him since it will be his final regular season game.
9:00pm (7) Villanova @ (4) Syracuse – the ‘Cuse will be looking to keep their winning streak alive against ‘Nova but it will be a tough go. The 7th ranked Wildcats are on the heels of the Orange in the Big East standings and this game is predicted to break attendance records. Andy Rautins has had back-to-back 25+ point games and Kris Joseph, though slightly slumping of late, has played best sixth man role of anyone in the NCAA. This one should be epic.
9:05pm Boise State @ New Mexico State
9:30pm Centenary @ Southern Utah
10:00pm Cal Northridge @ UC Irvine
10:00pm Santa Clara @ Portland
10:05pm Idaho State @ Eastern Washington
12:05pm Nevada @ Hawaii