Tonight we have some big time players playing in important games before conference tournaments start like Andrew Nicholson, Myck Kabongo, Melvin Ejim and Dylan Ennis while some are playing in them all right here ...
Here is where the men are playing today ...
7:00pm Marquette @ Cincinnati
7:00pm La Salle @ George Washington
7:00pm Marshall @ East Carolina
7:00pm Saint Joseph's @ St. Bonaventure - Coming off three straight Atlantic-10, and NC-Double-Eh, Player of the Week honors it will be interesting to see if Andrew Nicholson can make it four straight wins for St. Bonaventure. With Saint Joseph's nipping at the Bonnies' heels in the standings, this would be a very big win to help get distance and give Bona tighter hold on third place in the conference. Nicholson's averaging 26.8 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in his last five but more importantly he's averaging 1.8 fouls. If he can stay on the floor, than this will be a good matchup.
7:00pm Dayton @ Richmond
7:00pm Navy @ Bucknell
7:00pm Colgate @ Lehigh
7:00pm Eastern Kentucky vs. Southeast Missouri State
7:00pm Eastern Michigan @ Western Michigan
8:00pm Iowa State @ Missouri - Melvin Ejim went into Iowa State's game against Kansas State on a high but came away flat. After averaging 14.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in the three contests leading up to that game Saturday he was held to 6 points and 5 rebounds against the Wildcats. Ejim, who has come up big against tough opponents in the past, could have a big game here tonight against a ranked Missouri team.
9:00pm Miami (FL) @ NC State
9:00pm Oklahoma @ Texas - It seems that freshman Myck Kabongo has settled into a nice role in his last five games for Texas. He's averaging 14.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5 assists in his last five which includes a road win at Oklahoma. You can bet payback in on the Sooners' minds tonight and Kabongo will need to be steady here.
9:00pm Santa Clara vs. Portland
9:00pm Rice @ UTEP - Rice and UTEP are currently tied for at 7-7 in the Conference USA standings making this game an obviously big one. Rice split their two games last week beating a very good Central Florida team and narrowly losing to Southern Miss. In both game, freshman guard Dylan Ennis was spectacular, so spectacular that he earned conference rookie of the week, and NC-Double-Eh rookie of the week, honors. Can he continue on that roll to help get this W tonight?
10:00pm UC Irvine @ Long Beach State
And here is where the women are playing today ...
7:00pm Delaware @ William & Mary
7:00pm Hofstra @ Northeastern - Northeastern's Deanna Kerkhof is averaging 19.8 points and 6 rebounds in her last five games so she could go off again tonight, which would be a treat. Before the loss to ranked Delaware Sunday, the Huskies were on a three game winning streak and a win tonight would give them some momentum heading into the conference tournament.
8:00pm Oklahoma @ Texas Tech
10:00pm Seattle @ Stanford
10:00pm Boise State @ San Diego State