Today is a light Sunday for the men but rather heavy for the ladies. We have a couple of great afternoon games for you to chose from as well as a whole mess of others right here ...
Marquee Match Up
Remember that you can find the full list of players playing in Division 1 right here.
2:00pm Maine @ Rhode Island
Maine freshman Justin Edwards and his Black Bears took a hit Wednesday when they lost to Eastern Illinois 85-80. Edwards fouled out of the game and was limited to 26 minutes and a season "low" 14 points. That’s low when you’ve scored 20 or more in all your college games so far. This will be a big game in that we all want to see how he responds to that outing here. Rhode Island is limping along with a 1-6 record and look like they are ripe for Maine to get back to a winning record at their expense. Look for Edwards to go off here in this game and help get his team and himself back on track.
2:00pm New Mexico State @ Southern Miss
The New Mexico State Aggies are making some waves with a respectable 5-2 record and a more than respectable pair of single digit losses to Southern Miss. and Arizona. Who is also making waves of the many Canadian kids on this team is Christian Kabongo. Now we should already be aware of Hernst Laroche because we’ve been lauding his game for the past few years but Kabongo has really stepped up in the early going. The return of redshirt senior Wendell McKines has taken points away from some guys but CK is putting up some numbers. Best of all, he’s making most of his points at the line. He’s 34-of-38 in the last three games from the line and is averaging 18 points in that span. If you do the math, that’s over 11 points per game from the stripe. He’s a slasher type so it will be exciting to watch him in action today (sorry Hernst). Oh yeah, the other four Canucks will be great to watch too.
And here is where the rest of the men are playing today …
2:00pm Seattle @ Harvard
2:00pm Iona @ Niagara
2:00pm Rider @ Marist
2:15pm Virginia Commonwealth @ George Washington
3:00pm Southern Methodist @ Arkansas-Little Rock
4:00pm North Carolina State @ Stanford – Now this is a great game to watch. Canucks on both sides and they should play some minutes too. NC State’s Alex Johnson will have to match up with Stanford’s point guards Aaron Bright and Chasson Randle at some point and that will be nice to watch. For Stanford, Dwight Powell will have to match up with State’s CJ Leslie for a stretch I imagine and that will also be nice to watch. Forget that these two teams are good, watch for the individual match ups in this game.
4:00pm Baylor @ Northwestern – After starting of the season well, Baylor’s Brady Heslip has been a little hot and cold with his shooting. Now that doesn’t mean he’s shooting the ball badly, it just means that he’s not getting as many shots from game to game. In the blowout win against Prairie View A&M, he only managed one make on eight shots in 19 minutes. I’ll chalk that up to a bad game but the good news for Brady is that Perry Jones is back and that should mean more kick outs to him on double teams. Look for that to happen today.
5:00pm California @ San Diego State
5:05pm Nebraska @ Creighton – Creighton is a place that Rodney Buford and Kyle Korver couldn’t take them, the Top 25. Jahenns Manigat is big reason why that is, believe it or not. He’s their stopper on D and a jack of all trades on O. He’s not been having the best scoring games of late after the start to the season he had (only scored more than 6 points once in the last four) but he’s steady and is providing everything else a great team needs. This should be a good game to see him play in. He should be test of the D end and have ample opportunity to show his O.
And here is where the ladies are playing today …
12:00pm Charleston Southern @ Clemson
1:00pm Northern Iowa @ Green Bay – Megan Lukan has been a spark coming off the bench for the ranked Green Bay Phoenix.
2:00pm Idaho @ Colorado
2:00pm Texas @ Tennessee
2:00pm William & Mary @ Delaware
2:00pm Iowa State @ Michigan
2:00pm Baylor @ Minnesota – Minnesota’s Micaella Riche had 11 pts and 7 rebs in 26 minutes off the bench in the loss to Wake Forest this past Thursday. She will likely be playing but minutes in this game if the Gophers start getting into foul trouble to stop Baylor’s Brittany Griner.
2:00pm Fairfield vs. Rhode Island
2:00pm Old Dominion @ George Mason
2:00pm Northeastern @ Virginia Commonwealth
2:00pm Cincinnati @ Xavier
2:35pm Notre Dame @ Creighton – Natalie Achonwa is working her way back from injury and she grabbed 7 rebounds and scored 7 points in Notre Dame’s 69-38 win over Penn on Friday. I wonder what she’ll have in store for us in this one.
2:45pm Colgate @ Canisius
3:00pm Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Marquette – The Golden Eagles may have lost the battle for Wisconsin Friday but you can bet that they want to take that loss out on someone. Enter Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Katherine Plouffe had a good game in that loss going for 15 points, 5 boards, 6 steals and an assist in 36 minutes. Pine Bluff is not Wisconsin so this game should end their losing streak.
3:00pm Houston @ UTSA
3:05pm Texas-Pan American @ Nebraska
4:00pm Seattle @ Boise State – In this contest, there will be two guards that handle the ball that will likely be defending each other since both are heavy minute players. This matchup between Seattle’s Elle Kerfoot and Boise State’s Diana Lee could be an interesting sub plot to what could be a cat fight of a game.
5:00pm Portland @ Oregon