Top Five Games From Yesterday
1. Southern Mississippi 81, Rice 78, Overtime: The Golden Eagles used an 11-1 run to end overtime and get the C-USA road win over the Owls.
2. LaSalle 89, Pennsylvania 83, Overtime: The Explorers went of 9 of 11 from the free throw line in the extra session to get the Big 5 win over the Quakers.
3. Maine 66, Albany 64: Raheem Singleton hit two free throws with 4 seconds remaining to help the Black Bears to the America East road win over the Great Danes.
4. Northern Iowa 66, Illinois State 64: Anthony James made the game winning layup with 2:30 left and the teams went scoreless the rest of the way in the Panthers win in Normal.
5. McNeese State 78, Lamar 76: Diego Kapelan hit the game winning jumper with 1:24 remaining, and P.J. Alawoya added a free throw for the Cowboys Southland win on the road.
Top Five Performances From Yesterday
1. Mike Muscala, Bucknell F: 33 points and 10 rebounds in the Bison’s 75-60 Patriot League home win over Holy Cross
2. Marcus Morris, Kansas F: 33 points and 13 rebounds in the #3 Jayhawks 84-79 Big 12 road win over Iowa State
3. Ronnie Moss, Texas Christian G: 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Horned Frogs 78-60 Mountain West Conference home win over Wyoming
4. Chris De La Rose, Maryland-Baltimore County G: 31 points and 5 assists in the Retrievers 83-75 American East road loss to Binghamton
5. Trey Zeigler, Central Michigan G: 30 points and 4 rebounds in the Chippewas 65-52 Mid-American Conference home win over Toledo
Top Five Games Today
1. #8 Purdue (15-1, 4-0) at #25 Minnesota (12-4, 1-3), 7:00 PM, ESPN: The Golden Gophers could really use a big home to keep themselves in the competitive Big 10 race.
2. Providence (11-6, 0-4) at West Virginia (10-4, 2-2), 7:00 PM, ESPN2: The Friars are in Minnesota’s shoes as well and really could use this win tonight to help in the conference race.
3. Old Dominion (12-3, 3-1) at Drexel (10-4, 2-2), 7:00 PM, ESPNU: Two teams in the thick of the Colonial Athletic Association race face off in Philadelphia.
4. Virginia Tech (10-4, 1-1) at North Carolina (11-4, 1-0), 9:00 PM, ESPN: Both teams are trying to establish themselves in the ACC race, and a win here would definitely help.
5. Utah State (14-2, 3-0) at Boise State (11-5, 4-0), 10:30 PM: A battle for the top of the WAC featuring a team usually there in the Aggies and a surprise in the home standing Broncos.
Five Games Under The Radar Today
1. #18 Washington (12-3, 4-0) at Stanford (9-5, 2-1), 10:00 PM: The Cardinal can’t catch the Huskies after tonight, but they can get within a half game of the lead with a home win.
2. Rhode Island (9-6, 0-1) at Richmond (13-4, 2-0), 7:00 PM, CBS College Sports: The Rams want to be closer to where the Spiders are, but they’ll have to win this road match-up to do that.
3. Florida International (8-7, 3-0) at North Texas (13-3, 2-1), 8:30 PM: Isiah Thomas is progressing with his team this year, but this will be a stern test against the Mean Green.
4. Georgia State (8-6, 3-1) at James Madison (13-3, 3-1), 8:30 PM: Two more team at the top of the jumbled CAA square off in Harrisonburg.
5. Lipscomb (9-6, 4-2) at Belmont (14-3, 6-0), 8:30 PM, ESPN3.com: The Atlantic Sun rivals are only three miles down the road from each other as they meet for the first time this year.
Worst Five Games Today
1. Minot State at North Dakota (6-9), 9:30 PM: The Fighting Sioux should have no problem moving to 6-1 at home when they welcome the NAIA Beavers.
2. Houston Baptist (1-13) at Chicago State (3-14), 8:30 PM: This Great West match-up between the Huskies and the Cougars may not turn out to be that great.
3. Monmouth (5-11, 1-3) at St. Francis (PA) (2-13, 0-4), 7:00 PM: Both of these teams could really use this win to try and get off the bottom of the NEC.
4. Western Kentucky (5-9, 0-2) at Troy (2-13, 0-3), 8:00 PM: The Hilltoppers aren’t used to being is this position, but this might be a chance to start a turnaround.
5. North Carolina-Greensboro (0-15, 0-5) at Appalachian State (7-7, 3-1), 7:00 PM: The Spartans haven’t won yet this year, and the trip to Boone might not be a great opportunity.