The Rundown: January 31

Welcome to the Friday night Rundown on the final day of January. There is an 11 game college basketball slate for your entertainment, which features a key game in the MAAC and a full night of Ivy action.

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7 PM

Cleveland State (14-9, 5-3) at Detroit (10-13, 3-5) – ESPNU

The Vikings come in at 5-3 in the Horizon, Detroit 3-5. Cleveland St has 4 players averaging over 12 points in conference play, Trey Lewis at 14.2, Jon Harris and Anton Grady at 13, plus 9 rebounds, and Bryn Forbes at 12.6.

Detroit has Juwan Howard Jr. He's putting up 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists. The Titans have lost 5 of 6.

9 PM

Manhattan (14-5, 7-3) at Iona (11-8, 8-2) – ESPNU

The Gaels are half a game behind Canisius for the league lead at 8-2, while Manhattan is a game back at 7-3. Iona has won 3 in a row. Manhattan has been up and down lately, going 3-3 over their last 6.

AJ English is putting up 19.5 points per game for the Gaels. They bomb from 3. English, Tre Bowman and Sean Armand have made 30, 29 and 24 triples in just 10 league games. They are hitting 44%, 46% and 40% respectively. Isaiah Williams is even 15 of 33, 45%.

Michael Alvarado stands out for Manhattan with 16.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3 rebounds and 2.2 steals.

Murray State (12-8, 7-1) at Austin Peay (9-12, 3-4) – CBS Sports Network

The Racers lead the West division of the Ohio Valley with a 7-1 mark. Austin Peay is 3-4. Murray thrashed AP by 22 points on January 11. Murray had 6 players in double figures that game. Jeffery Moss led the way with 20, Cameron Payne had 15-8 assists-5 rebounds-2 steals, Jarvis Williams 14, Tyler Rambo 13, and both Dexter Fields and TJ Sapp had 11. Will Triggs and Travis Beltran had 17 for the Governors and Zavion Williams had 16-7 assists-4 rebounds. Triggs also had 7 boards.


7 PM

Rider at St Peter's

Youngstown State at Oakland

Stetson at Florida Gulf Coast


7 PM

Princeton at Harvard – The Crimson are the best team in the league behind Wesley Saunders. They started off league play by demolishing Dartmouth. Princeton's only Ivy game so far was a 3 point loss to Penn.

Columbia at Yale – Columbia is one of two undefeateds in the Ivy after sweeping Cornell. Yale split with Brown.

Pennsylvania at Dartmouth – As noted, Penn is 1-0 after beating Princeton and Dartmouth is 0-2.

Cornell at Brown

Presbyterian at VMI


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