Today we have two matchups worthy of a look which have Canadians playing vital parts in the possible NCAA Tournament berths for their respective teams. Check out who's playing right here ...
* As a note, I had a very early morning and was not able to wait up for the very late games to get results. If there are any games I may have missed, I'll do my best to add them to the schedule but they will likely not have write ups. *
4:00pm Harvard vs. Princeton
So it looks like it’s down to a final two in the good ol’ Ivy League. This game between Harvard and Princeton will ultimately be a game for a possible 8th or 9th seed in the NCAA Tournament but it will still be a game in the Tournament. Harvard has played Princeton twice this season and they have split the games with the home team prevailing in each match. Now the most important thing to remember is that Harvard won the last meeting by 12 only last week. Deep shooting rookie Laurent Rivard hasn’t had his best games against the Tigers but he is still averaging 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in the two games against Princeton. He will need to be ready to come up big here since an invitation to the Big Dance hangs in the balance and he may be the one called upon to hit the tipping points.
4:00pm Texas-San Antonio vs. McNeese State
McNeese Stat has a shot at getting into the NCAAs with a win here today and you can bet that they are putting it all out on the floor. The Cowboys have won their last two games in the Southland Tournament comfortably, not easily, which can mean that they are poised to get this W. Diego Kapelan is averaging 15.5 points over the last two including a 17 point outing in 24 minutes in the win over Texas State Thursday. The last time McNeese and Texas-San Antonio met was on Feb. 16 and the Roadrunners won that one 65-61. You can bet that that loss is still in the back of the Cowboys’ minds so expect a dogfight and for Kapelan to help shoot his team into an NCAA invite.
3:30pm Richmond vs Temple
6:00pm Texas vs. Kansas - Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 13 rebounds, 10 of them offensive, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 38 minutes in the Texas thrashing of Texas A&M last night. Cory Joseph had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in 33 minutes. Is there enough magic left in the Longhorns to get over Kansas?