The Rundown: January 29

Welcome to the Rundown for January 29. This is a daily feature where we run down what's on the slate for tonight. All the player stats and records are for conference games only.

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7 pm – (21) Massachusetts at St Bonaventure

St Bonaventure – 1.5

UMass goes for the season sweep of the Bonnies. The Minutemen pulled off a 73-68 win January 11. Raphiael Putney had 17-8-4 assists and Cady Lalanne had 16 for UMass in the win. UMass made 24 of 32 from the line. Charlon Kloof had 15 for the Bonnies, who shot 50% from the field in the loss.

7 pm – (22) Memphis at UCF – ESPNU

Memphis -7.5

The Tigers have demolished the opposition in their last 3 outings, winning by 23, 23 and 22. UCF has lost 4 in a row, all by double figures. They've lost by double figures in every one of their losses this season. And their court is ugly.

7 pm – Penn State at (24) Ohio State – Big 10 Network

Ohio State -12

Ohio State broke their four game skid with a win over Illinois on Thursday night. They look to put together a winning streak against Penn State, who is 1-6 in the Big 10. Ohio State looks to get back to .500 in the league. Penn State is coming off their first conference win of the year, also last Thursday.

8 pm – Richmond at (18) St Louis

St Louis -8.5

The 14-6, 4-1 Spiders look to hang loss one on the 18-2, 5-0 Billikens. Richmond has won 4 in a row in A-10 play behind the duo of Cedrick Lindsay, 18 points, and Kendall Anthony, 16.6 points. St. Louis has a dynamic duo of their own with Jordair Jett, 17.2 points, 5 assists, and Dwayne Evans, 15.4 points, 6.6 rebounds.

9 pm – (1) Arizona at Stanford – ESPN2

Arizona -5.5

The top ranked team in the nation puts that 20-0, 7-0 record on the line at Maples Pavilion against 4-3 Stanford. Stanford has gone 4-1 in the league after starting 0-2 behind the hot shooting of Chasson Randle, 19.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a balanced attack with all starters averaging 8 points per game, led by Nick Johnson with 18. Aaron Gordon averages 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds.

9 pm – (2) Syracuse at Wake Forest – ESPN Full Court (ESPN3)

Syracuse -10

The lone undefeated team in the ACC goes to 4-3 Wake Forest for what could be a tough contest, although Syracuse has won all 3 conference road games by double figures. After getting bombarded to open conference play, Wake has won 3 of 4. They are 3-0 in conference home games behind the play of Codi Miller-McIntyre's 11.7 points and 4 assists and Devin Thomas' 11.4 points on 64.8% shooting. Syracuse is led by 4 steady scorers, headlined by CJ Fair with 15.3 points, Tyler Ennis with 12.5 and Jerami Grant with 11.8.

9 pm – (16) Iowa State at (6) Kansas – ESPNU

Kansas -8

The Cyclones have been up and down at 3-3 in Big 12 play while Kansas once again sits on top of the league undefeated at 6-0. Iowa State suffered a 3 game losing streak that was snapped on Saturday when they won at home against Kansas State. Kansas went on the road and hammed TCU. Kansas is looking to sweep the season series. They won the first meeting 77-70 behind Nadir Thorpe going off for 23-6-6 on 7-9 shooting. Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 19 rebounds, while Joel Embiid had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. DeAndre Kane had 21 for the Cyclones and Melvin Ejim had 15 points but on 5-15 shooting.

9 pm – Northwestern at (14) Wisconsin – Big 10 Network

Wisconsin -17

Wisconsin snapped their 3 game conference losing streak over the weekend with a thumping of Purdue. After sweeping the state of Indiana, Northwestern was ripped by Iowa Saturday. These teams met to open conference play. Wisconsin hammered Northwestern 40-14 in the first half in a 76-49 victory. Nigel Hayes had 19 points off the bench for Wisconsin, while Sam Dekker added 15-8-4. Wisconsin shot 52.2% from the field. Northwestern shot 34.5%. That was buoyed by Alex Olah going 10 of 14 overall for 23 points.


7 pm

Rutgers at Temple – ESPNews

North Carolina at Georgia Tech – ESPN2 – A battle of two win conference opponents. UNC has won 2 of 3, Georgia Tech has lost 3 of 4.

9 pm

Butler at Seton Hall – Fox Sports 1

Air Force at Boise State – Root Sports

11 pm

Arizona State at California – ESPNU – Cal sits at 5-2 in the Pac 12, two games behind Arizona. The Sun Devils are nipping at their heels at 4-3. A win for either squad would be huge for their tournament chances. Arizona State is led by Jahii Carson and his 16.5 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Cal is powered by Justin Cobb's 17.3 points, 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds.

Gonzaga at Santa Clara – Root Sports – Zaga is 8-1 atop the WCC. They have a 74-60 victory over Santa Clara back in late December. David Stockton scored 21, while Kevin Pangos had 17. Brandon Clark had 22 for Santa Clara.

ESPN3 / Regional

7 pm

Virginia Tech at Boston College

Vermont at Hartford – Vermont is 6-1 in the America East, a game back of Stony Brook. Hartford is 4-3.

Vanderbilt at Georgia – Surprising Georgia looks to move to 5-2 in the SEC against 2-4 Vandy.

Northern Illinois at Kent State

8 pm

Evansville at Northern Iowa

Alabama at Auburn

Ole Miss at Tennessee – Ole Miss is 5-1 in the SEC. They face a stiff test at a 3-3 Tennessee team that needs a win.

Indiana State at Southern Illinois – The 7-1 Sycamores look to hang with Wichita State against 2-6 SIU.

Missouri State at Drake

9 pm

Florida State at North Carolina State – 4-3  FSU looks to move toward to top tier of the ACC while 3-4 NC State looks to get to .500.

Miami at Maryland

10 pm

UNLV at San Jose State

The Rest

6 pm

St Francis (NY) at Sacred Heart

7 pm

Charleston Southern at Campbell – Campbell leads the Big South 'North' with a 4-2 mark. CS is a game back in the South at 3-3.

Liberty at Coastal Carolina – Coastal Carolina is one of three teams with a 4-2 mark in the Big South 'South.' Liberty is one of four teams with a 3-3 mark in the 'North.'

Gardner-Webb at Longwood

Radford at Winthrop – The Eagles are 4-2 in the South division as well. Radford is also 3-3 in the 'North.' Things will become clearer tonight.

Bucknell at Lehigh

Loyola (MD) at Holy Cross

Army at Boston University – 7-1 Boston hosts 6-2 Army. Army is coming off a loss to conference leader American. They can't afford to fall too far back.

Delaware at William & Mary – 6-0 Delaware looks to put more ground between them and the 3-2 Pride.

Drexel at Hofstra

James Madison at Northeastern

Towson at North Carolina – Wilmington

Duquesne at NJIT

Stony Brook at Albany – Stony Brook puts their 7-0 America East record on the line against the 4-3 Great Dames.

St Joseph's at Dayton

UMBC at Binghamton

Fordham at Virginia Commonwealth – VCU is a game back of undefeated St Louis at 4-1 in the A-10. Fordham is just 1-5.

La Salle at George Washington – GW is 4-1 as well. Their only loss? At 3-2 La Salle.

Maine at New Hampshire

Illinois-Chicago at Detroit

Ball State at Akron – The Zips lead the MAC 'East' with a 5-1 mark. Ball State is 1-5 in the West.

Toledo at Miami – The Rockets are 17-2, 5-1 in the MAC 'West'. Miami is 4-2 in the East, a game behind Akron.

Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan

Western Michigan at Buffalo -

Central Michigan at Ohio -

Northern Illinois at Kent State

7:30 pm

Navy at American University – American is 8-0 in the Patriot League and riding a 9 game winning streak.

8 pm

Green Bay at Valparaiso – The 7-0 Horizon league leading Phoenix look to stay perfect behind the 23 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game of Keifer Sykes.

UMKC at Southeast Missouri State

Illinois State at Bradley

Crowley's Ridge College at SIU-Edwardsville

9 pm

Belmont at Morehead State – The Ohio Valley 'East' leaders clash in a big game in Morehead. Belmont beat Morehead State 80-66 six days ago.

10 pm

Colorado State at Nevada – Nevada is 5-2, 2 games off the pace of San Diego State. Colorado St looks to get back to .500 in league play.

Wyoming at Fresno State – Wyoming looks to improve to 5-2 in the tough Mountain West over 1-7 Fresno State.

Portland at San Francisco – SF's 6-3 start has them in third place in the WCC.


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