The Rundown: January 30

Here's the Rundown for Thursday, January 30. The player stats are conference games only.


Top 25

7 pm

(3) Florida at Mississippi State – ESPN2

The Gators continue their undefeated march through the SEC against the Bulldogs. Florida has one of the best defenses in the nation and are giving up 0.92 points per possession in SEC play. Mississippi State has had one of the least efficient offenses. Leading scorer Craig Sword averages 13 points on 37% shooting. The Gators have 5 players averaging double figures, topped by Casey Prather's 15 points per game.

(13) Cincinnati at (12) Louisville – ESPN

Louisville -9

Read a comprehensive preview of this game on Bearcats Blog.

9 pm

Purdue at (10) Michigan – ESPN

Michigan -11.5

The Wolverines sit atop the Big 10 at 7-0. The Boilermakers are 3-4 and coming off of back to back losses. Michigan has the best offense in the league behind the sharpshooting of Nik Stauskas' 19 points per game on 52% shooting. Purdue is kind of average across the board. They do have AJ Hammonds, who is averaging 12.7 points and 6.7 rebounds with 2.6 blocks.


7 pm

Providence at Marquette – Fox Sports 1

Marquette -5.5

Providence is a surprising 5-2 in the Big East behind Bryce Cotton's 22.4 points per game. Marquette is looking to get back to .500 after a disappointing loss at home to Villanova.

8 pm

Indiana at Nebraska – Big 10 Network

Nebraska -2

The Hoosiers need a road win pretty badly. Nebraska has taken down Ohio State and Minnesota at home in the last 10 days.

Bryant University at Robert Morris – ESPNU

The top teams in the Northeast square off. Robert Morris is 6-0, Bryant is 5-1. Robert Morris won the first meeting between the schools on January 11. Karvel Anderson went off for 32 points on 12-23 shooting in the win. Alex Francis had 29 for Bryant.

9 pm

UCLA at Oregon – ESPN2

Oregon -2.5

The Bruins come in at 5-2, Oregon a disappointing 2-5. Oregon was able to snap their 5 game losing streak against Washington State. UCLA is coming off a sweep of Stanford and Cal. Oregon is paced by Mike Moser's 13.1 points, on 38.6% shooting, and 8.4 rebounds. Kyle Anderson's 17.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 1.5 steals lead UCLA along with Jordan Adams' 15 points.

Houston at Connecticut – CBS Sports Network

UConn -13.5

UConn looks to keep pace with the top half of the league. Houston can tie UConn in the standings at 4-4 with a win.

South Dakota State at Denver – Root Sports

Denver -8.5

USC at Oregon State – Pac-12 Network

Oregon State -8.5

10 pm

Saint Mary's at San Diego – ESPNU

St Mary's -5

St Mary's is one loss behind Gonzaga in the WCC race. San Diego's last 5 games have been decided by 4, 3, 2, 3 and 2.


7 pm

Kennesaw State at USC Upstate

Western Illinois at IUPUI

8 pm

Texas-Arlington at Western Kentucky

5-2 Western Kentucky can't afford to lose ground on undefeated Georgia St as they host the 4-3 Mavericks.

8:30 pm

Niagra at Siena

9 pm

Cal State Bakersfield at New Mexico State

Oral Roberts at Nichols State

10 pm

UC Riverside at Cal State Northridge


7 pm

Central Connecticut State at St Francis U.

Fairleigh Dickinson at Mount St Mary's

Wagner at LIU Brooklyn

Mercer at East Tennessee State

The Atlantic Sun leading Bears go for the season sweep of ETSU.

Florida Atlantic at Charlotte

Florida International at Marshall

Nebraska-Omaha at IPFW

IPFW looks to keep face with co-leader in the Summit North Dakota State.

South Alabama at Georgia State

Best in the Sun Belt, Georgia St, vs the worst, South Alabama. GSU won the first meeting by 10.

Monmouth at Marist

Tennessee-Martin at Eastern Kentucky

Chattanooga at Davidson

The Southern leading Mocs take on second place Davidson in their only meeting this year.

Western Carolina at Elon

Samford at Furman

Citadel at Georgia Southern

Appalachian State at UNC Greensboro

Lipscomb at Jacksonville (7:15)

Northern Kentucky at North Florida (7:30)

Canisius at Quinnipiac (7:30) 

Canisius co-leads the MAAC with Iona. Quinnipiac is a game back at 7-3.

8 pm

Old Dominion at UAB

ODU is one of 4 teams with 1 loss on top in Conference USA.

Utah Valley at Texas-Pan American

Utah Valley is 6-0 in the WAC behind the 15.7 points and 10.7 of Ben Aird.

North Dakota State at South Dakota

NDSU co-leads the Summit with IPFW and has won 4 straight.

Grand Canyon at Chicago State

A pair of 4-2 WAC schools. A loss will devastate the losers' chances of winning a league title.

Weber State at Northern Arizona (8:30) 

Weber St has won 5 in a row after losing to Northern Colorado, with whom they are tied atop the Big Sky.

Arkansas-Little Rock at Louisiana-Lafayette

East Carolina at Middle Tennessee

Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech

Wright State at Milwaukee

Incarnate Word at Northwestern State (8:30)

Houston Baptist at Lamar (8:30)

Central Arkansas at McNeese State (8:30)

Texas A&M-CC at Sam Houston State (8:45)

9 pm

Louisiana Tech at UTEP

A big game in Conference USA as both have 1 league loss.

Montana at Southern Utah

Rice at UTSA

Abilene Christian at Nicholls State

Pacific at Brigham Young

North Dakota at Eastern Washington

10 pm

UC Irvine at UC Santa Barbara – The Big West leading Anteaters look to get back on track following a loss to Hawaii.

Northern Colorado at Portland State – Big Sky col-leading Northern Colorado takes on 4-4 Portland State. NC has won 3 in a row, Portland State two.

UC Davis at Cal Poly

Idaho State at Sacramento State

12 am

Long Beach State at Hawaii


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