NOON–#20 Virginia (18-5, 9-1 ACC) visits Georgia Tech (12-11, 3-7).  The Cavaliers take a six game winning streak into Atlanta…with five of those victories coming by double digits.  UVa’s lack of big man prowess could hurt them as Yellowjacket senior center Daniel Miller’s posted three double-doubles in conference play.  Cavaliers are 4-1 on the road in league play; Georgia Tech is 1-3 at home in the ACC.

NOON–Virginia Tech (8-14, 1-9 ACC) visits #25 Pitt (19-4, 7-3).  You could say the Hokies have the Panthers right where they want them…as an overtime win over Miami is keeping them from a three game losing streak.  But Lamar Patterson (25 points against the Hurricanes) remains a rich man’s Jarell Eddie (3 single digit scoring efforts in his last four games)…and the Hokies continue their date with 1-17 destiny.

1PM–Georgetown (13-9, 4-6 Big East) hosts Butler (12-10, 2-8).  The Hoyas needed overtime to edge the last-place Bulldogs in Hinkle Fieldhouse…but did a solid effort containing their leading scorer Kellen Dunham (6-19FG, 1-11 from 3pt range).  Jabril Trawick’s recovery from the broken jaw (from 3 to 8 to 15 points since his return to the lineup) has given the Hoyas the necessary third option outside.

2PM–George Mason (7-15, 0-8 Atlantic 10) visits Duquesne (10-11, 2-6) as the Patriots remain in the hunt for their first ever A-10 victory.  The Dukes have dropped two straight…shooting under 36% from the field in both games.  Can the Patriots put together a solid 40 minutes?

2PM–American (14-8, 10-1 Patriot League) clashes with Colgate (8-14, 2-9) one month after shooting 63% from the field in a win over the Raiders on their home floor…but Colgate shot over 50% from the field and outside the arc.  Can AU bounce back from a tough loss at Loyola-Maryland?

3PM–Maryland (13-10, 5-5 ACC) hosts Florida State (14-8, 5-5) less than a month after losing by 24 in Tallahassee.  That game saw a three-point barrage by the Seminoles (16-24 from outside the arc) and lack thereof by the Terps (3-18).  This is a huge game for the home team as their next two are at Virginia and #11 Duke.  Thankfully Michael Snaer is playing pro ball overseas.

4PM– George Washington (18-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) entertains Fordham (9-12, 2-6)…the Rams are 0-5 on the road in conference play while the Colonials are unbeaten at the Smith Center this season.  Isaiah Armwood (8 double doubles) gives GW the consistency they need inside…and the offense has been humming lately (23 assists in 26 field goals against Duquesne Wednesday night). 

6PM– Howard (6-17, 4-4 MEAC) visits Hampton (11-11, 6-3) as the Biston try to post their third two-game winning streak of the season.  Freshman James Daniel (averaging 22 points over his last five games) gives the program hope for the future–as well as the present.  The Pirates are led by Du’Vaughn Maxwell…who leads the team in scoring (15ppg), rebounding (7rpg) and appostrophes.

 

 

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