Today we have a whole lot of games including Syracuse and Kris Joseph in the early evening and Devoe and Olu and Oregon in the nighcap. Find out who else is playing right here ...
Marquee Match Ups
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7:00pm Tulane @ Syracuse
Kris Joseph has been the star that he has been projected to be this season and he’s not disappointed in games when it mattered most. He dropped 17 points on Bucknell on Tuesday and a season high 21 on NC State on Saturday and is working on another set of consecutive double-digit scoring games. Tulane is looking to give Syracuse a blemish on their perfect record and may have the kind of team that may give the Orange a run. Who are we kidding. This should be a romp for Syracuse and if it is, it will just a matter of what Joseph does in his limited minutes.
10:00pm Stephen F. Austin @ Oregon
Devoe Joseph, the reigning NC-Double-Eh Player of the Week, has been nothing short of great for Oregon. After missing the first six games he’s come out and played incredible. Then he gets put into the starting lineup and has a solid game. In his first start of the season against North Carolina Central, Joseph has 10 points and 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. I’m sure that he’ll be able to bounce back and I’m imagining that he will be looking to post a better showing that Tuesday’s. As a side note, Olu Ashaolu had 9 points and 8 rebounds in the win over North Carolina Central.
And here is where the rest of the men are playing tonight …
1:00pm Loyola (MD) @ Kentucky
5:30pm Tennessee Tech @ Kennesaw State
6:30pm Bradley @ Michigan
7:00pm Florida Atlantic @ Harvard
7:00pm James Madison @ George Washington
7:00pm Bucknell @ Boston University
7:00pm Davidson @ Massachusetts – Nik Cochran was the hero in Davidson’s upset win over Kansas dropping a season high 21 points and a big nail-in-the-coffin three late to help seal the win. I’m really curious to see what he does for an encore.
7:00pm Northeastern @ North Carolina State
7:00pm Sam Houston State @ Cleveland State
7:00pm Drexel @ Binghamton
7:00pm Alabama State @ Detroit
7:00pm Rider @ Monmouth – After missing the first nine games, Rider’s Junior Fortunat has stepped in and played considerably well off the bench. He’s only averaging 3.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 17.7 minutes but that’s promising, especially Junior had 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 22 minutes against Princeton. He’s a work in progress and this could be a game to watch for that reason.
7:00pm Niagara @ Quinnipiac
7:30pm Elon @ San Diego State
8:00pm Louisiana Tech @ Arkansas
8:00pm North Dakota State @ Minnesota
8:00pm Arkansas State @ Saint Louis
8:00pm Rice @ Texas A&M
8:00pm North Dakota @ Western Illinois
8:00pm Idaho @ Green Bay
8:05pm Texas Tech @ Oral Roberts
8:05pm Northwestern @ Creighton
9:00pm Butler @ Stanford
9:00pm Lehigh @ Michigan State
9:00pm Air Force @ Gonzaga - Gonzaga, after losing two games to start the month, are riding a three game winning streak and have knocked off Arizona and Butler along the way. That last game against Butler saw Kevin Pangos score 19 points, grab 4 rebounds and give 3 helpers in his 35 minutes having a great outing. Rob Sacre on the other hand had his worst scoring game of the season going for 2 points but he did manage 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. This is the Zags’ last game before the Christmas break and their second last non conference game so you can bet that they will be looking to keep their new unbeaten streak alive.
9:00pm Illinois @ Missouri
9:00pm Milwaukee @ Marquette
9:00pm Colorado State @ Northern Colorado
10:00pm Portland @ Nevada – After enduring a scoring slump for much of the early part of the season, Portland’s Nem Mitrovic came out and had 14 points in the 72-67 loss to Utah on Monday. That marks the first back to back double digits scoring games since November. He has been coming off the bench in those games so maybe the move has helped. Can he make it three double digit games in a row tonight?
10:00pm Hope International @ UC Irvine
10:30pm Saint Mary’s @ Baylor – Brady Heslip dropped four threes in Baylor’s win over Paul Quinn making that 10 threes in his last two games. Oddly, in his last five games Heslip has only made on two pointer out of his 16 made field goals. Saint Mary’s will likely be staying close to him all game and they do have good perimeter defenders so this could be a game to see if Heslip can get the open looks he’s enjoyed in the last few games.
And here is where the women are playing today …
12:00pm Drexel @ Penn
12:00pm Oakland @ Buffalo – Buffalo’s Brittany Hedderson has been having a very quite good few games for the Bulls. Despite the team’s 3-8 record, she has been averaging 17.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists and has been among the lone bright spots early in the season.
12:00pm Longwood @ Cincinnati
1:00pm Detroit @ Western Michigan
1:30pm Illinois State @ Michigan
2:00pm St. Bonaventure @ Colgate
2:00pm Fairfield @ La Salle
3:00pm St. John’s @ Harvard
3:00pm Nevada @ BYU
5:15pm Albany @ Canisius – Canisius’ Jamie Ruttle had one of her best games for the Griffs posting 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in the 81-64 win over Kent State this past Sunday. She could do it again tonight and there are four other Canadian girls on her team that can do it also.
5:30pm Utah State @ Boise State
7:00pm Fairleigh Dickinson @ Rider
7:00pm Washington State @ Ohio State