Longwood (6-3) at St Mary's (5-4): It's a rare occurrence when these two teams are outside the top 25. Two of Longwood's three losses are to ranked teams but they own a victory over #7 S Dakota St. Scorers include SG Joseph Troxler (16.9 ppg), PF Claude Posey (15.2 ppg), and C Sterling Medeiros (11.8 ppg). St Mary's is fresh off a Yarnell appearance, with a loss to #4 Limestone, but a win over #5 Dominican. Four players put up virtually all the points for them: PF James Luberger (17.8 pg), PG Todd Abron (16.1 ppg), PG Tyrone Dorr (15.0 ppg), and PF Stephen Parrish (10.0 ppg). St Mary's favored by a point and the winner may jump back into the top 25.
#8 Incarnate Word (8-1) at Queens U (NC) (6-3): Young IW has exceeded expectations during non-con, with only blemish a loss to #5 Bellarmine. They lean on C Richard O'Leary (19.3 ppg) with help from Peter Brooks (12.8 ppg) and Matthew Weigand (10.6 ppg). Queens has split a pair of games versus ranked teams. Seniors Thomas Cloer (17.9 ppg) and Joseph Irby (10.3 ppg) get help from junior James Gladden (12.9 ppg). IW favored by 3.
#3 Limestone (8-1) at #4 St Edwards (9-0): Limestone is fresh off sweeping the Yarnell tournament. St Edwards boasts the best combination of athleticism & speed in D-II for a team not named Limestone. Limestone has 12 upperclassmen with scoring provided by 4 seniors: Dan Wilson (12.6 ppg), Eddie Graham (12.4 ppg), Neil Reynolds (12.0 ppg), and William Hussey (10.8 ppg). St Eds counters with 3 seniors of their own: Sean Blas (12.4 ppg), Casey Letellier (12.1 ppg) and Herman Camp 11.1 ppg). This could be a good one and oddsmakers agree, calling it a pick'em.