Dickinson 79 #19 Ursinus 82
The first half of this one was extremely close with neither team pulling ahead by more than 4 points and they went into the break tied at 41. The home team was able to go ahead early in the second and Ursinus nursed that small lead the rest of the way. Dickinson managed to tie the game a couple times but they never did take the lead in the second half. They pulled to within 3 with thirty-nine seconds left and elected not to foul Ursinus. Ursinus missed a shot with four seconds left and Dickinson could only manage a missed halfcourt shot at the buzzer as the home fans left the arena happy. With the win, Ursinus and barjaz stay undefeated in conference while Dickinson and wmfnmyers will look for revenge in the conference tourney.
: #5 Ozarks cruised past Trinity 97-64, #9 Emory got two free throws with five seconds left to get past Louisiana 61-60, #8 Lynchberg survived a scare from Emory and Henry 69-67, and #18 S. Vermont handled W. New England 76-63.
Sim blowout watch
: Albright managed to cover against #21 Penn St. Altoona 59-85 as did Albertus Magnus at #14 Suffolk 52-76.
: Buena Vista got the road win they needed to keep pace with the divisional lead as they downed Simpson 77-64. The visitors trailed by 4 at the break but they exploded in the second half for 52 points and eventually pulled away for the 13 point victory. Buena Vista and westcoast will now look to keep rolling until a final day battle with divisional co-leader Coe. Or I guess they would be Coe-leaders. So clever. Anyway, Simpson and dshook are still in good shape for their division and will hope to get another shot at BV in the conference tourney.
CSU Eastbay (15-5)(cstruck23) at #20 Colorado (17-4)(bdpoor)
We go to the Southern California conference where there are three teams with just one loss atop the south division. The three of them played rock/paper/scissors so far this season with Eastbay beating Colorado, Colorado beating Whittier, and Whittier beating Eastbay. I'll leave it up to them to decide who has to be paper. If only there were two more one-loss teams in this arrangement, it could be rock/paper/scissors/lizard/Spock. Maybe next time. bdpoor leads the series 4-2 and his team is favored by 2 points at home.
: #21 Penn St. Altoona at #4 Susquehanna, Palm Beach Atlantic at #7 Oglethorpe, Louisiana at #11 Dallas, #14 Suffolk at Newbury, and #24 Rivier at Emerson.
Sim blowout watch
: Kean is getting a hefty 74 points as they host undefeated #13 Ramapo, Albertus Magnus makes a second straight appearance, this time as a 68 point home dog to #2 Johnson and Wales, and Averett is getting 66 points at home as they host #6 Greensboro.
John Carroll (15-5)(whit6r) at Capital (19-2)(SimAI)
John Carroll is 10-0 atop the north division of the Ohio conference and have a one game lead on Capital thanks to beating them at home earlier in the season. A win here on the road would probably secure first place in the division along with a season sweep. The simmies are favored by 1 point at home.