I was really hoping Trinity would win last night and then somehow drop out of the #1 ranking despite winning, just for comedic reasons. Sadly no, they lost so we have a new #1 team, Texas Lutheran.
#8 Louisiana 81 #3 Trinity 61
The visitors went into the break with a slim 36-34 lead after a close first half. Then the second half happened and let's just say the Trinity coaching staff should probably be merciful and not show that video to their team. Let's just move on. Trinity drops down from the top ranking and is now tied in the loss column for the division lead with Louisiana. Should be a heck of a finish to the conference season.
: #9 Wooster held onto a 10 point halftime lead to down Ohio Wesleyan 66-56, Newbury got a last-second shot block to score the upset over #6 S. Vermont 57-55, #10 Wittenberg cruised past Wabash 78-57, and #18 Stillman pulled away from Hendrix 98-81.
Sim blowout watch
: Still winless but Richard Stockton had no trouble covering against #16 Ramapo 49-72 and Wisconsin Eau Claire made #23 Wisconsin La Crosse sweat out a close one 53-64.
: #24 Webster 78, Aurora 50. That's a whole lotta Gorloks.
#15 Millsaps (17-5)(brianxavier) at #5 Emory (20-3)(phalla)
Time for another big battle between the two recent heavyweights in the University conference. Emory won the earlier game between these teams to establish a slim one game lead in the standings. A road win here would put Millsaps into a tie atop the division and make for an exciting division title race. The home team is favored by a single point.
: #8 Louisiana at #18 Stillman, Suffolk at #2 Johnson and Wales, #7 Hardin-Simmons at Austin, Grove City at #9 Wooster, and #13 Whittier at Colorado
Sim blowout watch
: Sul Ross St is a 53 point home dog against #1 Texas Lutheran.
UMass Dartmouth (17-5)(pureh21) at #19 E. Connecticut St. (19-4)(dickg)
ECS is 13-0 in conference play and this is easily the most challenging of their three remaining games. The earlier game between these two was a double-overtime thriller, Dartmouth lost that one by just 4 so a road upset here would be pretty sweet.