Today we have some games to check out including to night contests that are featuring west coast baller duos Pangos and Sacre at Gonzaga and Devoe and Olu at Oregon plus more action all right here ...
Here is where the men are playing today ...
7:00pm Florida International @ Arkansas-Little Rock
7:00pm Lehigh @ Bucknell
7:00pm Sacred Heart @ LIU Brooklyn
7:00pm Monmouth @ Wagner
7:00pm Citadel @ Western Carolina - Western Carolina has been playing with a four guard set for the last few games and Harouna Mutombo's production has fallen off a little since he's been playing in the frontcourt. He's been playing pretty well considering he's likely being outsized and outweighed quite a bit. Keaton Cole, who has been inserted into the starting lineup last month, has been scoring in bunches until the Catamounts' loss to Furman last Saturday when he was limited to 1-of-9 shooting for 4 points. This could be a game that both players breakout of sorts before the season ends.
8:30pm Portland @ San Diego
9:00pm North Dakota @ Louisiana Tech
10:00pm Oregon State @ Stanford
10:30pm Oregon @ California - I think it's safe to say that Oregon's Devoe Joseph has proven that he can play at an elite level. He's going to be going up against a very good player in Cal's Jorge Gutierrez tonight and you can bet he'll be looking to lock him up. As a side note, Joseph will be reuniting with former Minnesota teammate Justin Cobbs who starts for the Golden Bears. In an Oregon subplot, Olu Ashaolu will need to have a big game on the glass tonight since Cal's frontcourt is a legit set of very big, although short on the bench help, men.
11:00pm Arizona State @ Washington
11:00pm Gonzaga @ Santa Clara - Gonzaga is riding a three game winning streak and is looking to make it four tonight against an undermanned Santa Clara team. With rugged big man Marc Trasolini out with injury all year and scoring phenom Kevin Foster suspended for the rest of the season, this should be a W for the Zags. With that in mind, expect that Kevin Pangs will be looking to make it four straight double digit scoring games. He's averaging 21 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.7 steals in that time and is leading a late revival of Gonzaga's shot at an at large bid if they can't get past Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament. As for Rob Sacre, it will be interesting to see which player comes out tonight. He's running out of games to show that he's able to play at a high level before June.
And here is where the ladies are playing today ...
7:00pm Delaware @ Hofstra
7:00pm Green Bay @ Cleveland State - Green Bay's Megan Lukan has scored in double digits in her last two games and is averaging 11.5 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds in that time only missing 5 minutes of action. The Phoenix are currently ranked in the Top 25 and Lukan sudden offensive spark (she averages just over 6 points) could be needed against Cleveland State.
7:00pm Georgia State @ Northeastern
7:00pm Houston @ East Carolina
7:00pm Detroit @ Wright State
8:00pm Iowa @ Michigan
8:00pm Illinois @ Minnesota
8:05pm Northwestern @ Nebraska - Northwestern has not been having the best of seasons but Karly Roser has been showing at she can hang with the big girls. She's been averaging 8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.8 steals and has been starting all year. This could be a game for her to really step up and help in an upset. But I'm sure that Nebraska's own Canadian backcourt starter Kaitlyn Burke will have something to say about that.
8:30pm Hawaii @ New Mexico State
9:00pm Washington State @ Arizona
9:00pm San Francisco @ Brigham Young
9:00pm Montana @ Weber State
10:00pm UC Santa Barbara @ UC Riverside
10:00pm San Diego @ Loyola Marymount
10:00pm Pepperdine @ Portland - Portland's Cassandra Brown has been playing well of late. In her last three starts for the Pilots, she's averaging 14 points including a career high 22 against Gonzaga. She's hit for double digit scoring in seven of her last ten games and could do so again tonight.