A glance at some of the interesting tilts on this week’s college basketball slate.
The top eight stayed the same with some changing of positions. As for 9-25? They are like a Jerry Lee Lewis song: “Come on over baby. Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.”
Andrew Nicholson had a game-high 24 points, and Marquise Simmons chipped in a career-high 18 off the bench as the Bonnies pounded the La Salle Explorers 82-61 in an Atlantic 10 matchup at the Reilly Center.
It’s an Atlantic 10 clash when John Giannini brings his La Salle Explorers (12-13/ 4-6) to the Reilly Center in Olean, New York for a tilt with Mark Schmidt and the St. Bonavanture Bonnies (12-10/ 4-5).
Gaby Belardo hit a jumper in the lane as the shot clock expired with 7.8 seconds remaining in the game as the Canisius Golden Griffins knocked off the Rider Broncs 67-65 Friday night in Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Alumni Gynasium.
The two wins were the first back-to-back victories over ranked opponents for the Gators since 2007. Parsons registered double-doubles in both games turning in a 17-point, 12-rebound performance versus UK. Parson notched 18 points and 11 rebounds in the win over the Commodores.
It’s a battle of two of the top three teams in the Missouri Valley Conference. The MVC might be on track for at least one at-large bid to this year’s NCAA tournament. The Panthers are out to prove they weren’t “Farooking” around last year.
Top 25 teams fared a little better than last week. Still, a few bushes shook.
Elton Frazier led three Golden Griffins in double figures with 14 as Cansius thumped the St. Peter’s Peacocks 59-45 in Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference matinee action at the Koessler Athletic Center on Sunday.
Michael Davenport’s three-pointer with one tick remaining electrified the Reilly Center as the St. Bonaventure Bonnies defeated the Duquesne Dukes 64-62 in Atlantic 10 action on Saturday night.