Vampioneers... I like it.
We're down to just four undefeated teams now but the five winless teams are still hangin' tough. NKOTB!
#9 Louisiana 49 #4 Emory 59
Visiting Louisiana had a small lead for most of the first half until Emory made a couple stops to take a lead in the last two minutes of the half. The home team never trailed again, pulling away at the end for the 10 point win. With apologies to Louisiana and discodave, my favorite stat from the game is starting Louisiana center Paul Currie's game line in the box score. 2 points on 1-3 shooting, 2 rebounds, and 5 fouls... in 6 minutes. His first foul was about three minutes into the game. Second foul: 26 seconds after coming back in. Third foul: 69 seconds after coming back in. Fourth foul: 37 seconds after coming back in. Fifth foul: 49 seconds after coming in for the last time. That's a hell of a performance right there.
: #1 Trinity defended the home court against Ozarks 76-66, #10 Wittenberg missed a possible game-winner near the end of regulation but pulled away in overtime to take out Allegheny 76-66, #11 Whittier got past California Tech 82-64, and #14 Piedmont recovered from 11 down at the half to down North Carolina Wesleyan 97-83.
Sim blowout watch
: Woe to the lowly sims as we have a double dose of official blowout victims. Mary Hardin-Baylor got doubled up and blown out by #3 Texas Lutheran 57-125 while Pittsburgh Greensburg fell blowout victim to #5 Susquehanna 46-100. Poor little guys.
: Simpson took a lead late in the first half of this one and was able to withstand repeated runs by Buena Vista to win on the road 78-71.
Grove City (15-6)(platoisek) at #10 Wittenberg (16-4)(darnoc29099)
Big game in the North Coast conference as division leader Wittenberg looks to avenge their only conference loss of the season so far. Grove City is one game back in the standings so a win here would tie the two teams with the Grove holding the head-to-head tie breaker. darnoc has a 4-1 advantage between the two coaches and his team is favored by 2 at home.
: #5 Susquehanna at #17 Penn St. Altoona, Dallas at #9 Louisiana, #14 Piedmont at La Grange, and #23 Stillman at Ozarks
Sim blowout watch
: Medaille is getting 46 points at home hosting #13 Vassar and Albion is a 45 point road dog at #20 Calvin.
Hendrix (11-9)(carson333) at Southwestern (9-12)(hoopcoach07)
As requested, we're looking at a rare bird indeed. It's a game in the University conference not involving a ranked team. Of course, since it's the University even the unranked teams are good and these two have RPI's of 43 and 30. This is a cross-divisional matchup between these teams and it's the first meeting of these two coaches. The odds-makers have it as an even pick.