Stat of the Day would be pretty cool, make it happen carson, especially if you quote some statistics about how awesome I am. That would probably take a lot of in-depth research though so good luck with that.
#6 Rivier 56 Ohio Wesleyan 53
OWes was able to hold the lead for most of the first half and went into the break with a 5 point lead. The second half turned into a back-and-forth battle though with both teams in front for small stretches. Visiting Rivier sank a 3ptr with forty-eight seconds left to break a tie and that would be the last basket of the game. The home team turned the ball over, intentionally fouled, and then had another chance to tie after a missed one and one. The OWes faithful went home disappointed when an attempted tying 3ptr rattled out with just one second left and they didn't have time for another shot. Rivier and jack_duck moved up a couple spots in the rankings after the big road win while OWes and otownaron fell into the others receiving votes section after their first loss.
: #5 Texas Lutheran used a big second half to defeat Willamette 67-58, #10 Hardin-Simmons got a big road win at Millsaps 81-67, and #16 Ursinus got past Merchant Marines 68-53.
Sim blowout watch
: Both sims almost became official blowout victims but were able to hold on for dear life to the cover. Manhattanville fell to #23 W. New England 60-95 and Washington was downed by #25 Allegheny 41-71.
#9 John Carroll (4-0)(whit6r) at #7 Wooster (4-0)(pseudochamp)
Well it's not quite as impressive as last season's #2 at #5 meeting but these two teams' annual matchup is another undefeated top ten affair. John Carroll has looked good in four solid tests so far while the defending champs have ended up winning their four fairly comfortably. "Defending champs", I still feel a little shocked when I type that. Anyway, whit6r holds a slim 7-6 lead in the all-time series and his team is favored by 1 point on the road in this one.
: #3 Johnson and Wales at #16 Ursinus, #5 Texas Lutheran at Millsaps, #12 Lynchburg at Medgar Evers, and #20 Penn St. Altoona at North Carolina Wesleyan
Sim blowout watch
: Ripon is getting a solid 57 points as they host #4 Ozarks.