The tryptophan probably has you down so here is a little coffee to get your day started.
The host Chattanooga Mocs took home the title last night with a 78-67 win over Coastal Carolina. Casey Jones had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Ronrico White also added 21 points. The Mocs are now back to 3-3 after losing to Butler, Wisconsin ,and Tennessee Tech earlier this season. They won't rest long as they play at Kennesaw State on Saturday.
Robert Morris won the consolation game 71-54 over Louisiana-Monroe lead by Rodney Pryor with 22 points and 6 rebounds off the bench.
It wasn't a pretty day for mid-majors in Disney World yesterday as Rider, Rhode Island, and Santa Clara lost. Santa Clara lost to Tennessee 64-57 and will play Rhode Island today who lost to #11 Kansas 76-60. Rider fell to Michigan State 77-45 after only scoring 11 points in the first half against the Spartans. The Broncs will play Georgia Tech in the consolation bracket tonight.
Las Vegas Invitational
Austin Peay took down Brown 79-58 and Stephen F. Austin dismantled Prairie View A&M 73-61 to set up a match up between the Governors and Lumberjacks today. Indiana State was the lone mid-major in the "upper" division and fell to Illinois 88-62. The Sycamores will play Memphis today who lost to Baylor in the other game of the tournament.
There were also three games involving mdi-majors in the Wooden Legacy. MMM15 team UTEP took down UTEP 62-56, Johnny Dee and San Diego fell to Xavier 82-71, and Long Beach State beat Western Michigan 73-55. The Beach will take on Washington today in the semifinals along with UTEP versus Xavier. Princeton and San Diego will match up in the consolation bracket and Western Michigan will meet San Jose State.
Spartansburg Marriott Upstate Classic
There's a nice little four team tournament going on in South Carolina this week. Host USC Upstate defeated FIU 68-53 yesterday behind 15 points and 7 boards from Fred Miller. Wright State lost to Cal State Fullerton 67-62 and the four teams will play eachother in this three game event.
NIT Season Tip-Off
Jameel Warney continued his path of terror with 18 points and 9 rebounds in a 73-54 win for Stony Brook over LIU Brooklyn. St. Joe's continued their early struggles this year with a 62-59 loss to Western Kentucky.
What's On Today?
New Orleans at Texas A&M, 1 PM, SEC Network
Santa Clara vs Rhode Island, 2:30 PM, ESPNU
FIU vs Wright State, 3:30 PM, ESPN3
UTEP vs Xavier, 3:30 PM, ESPN2
JMU at #16 Ohio State, 4 PM, Big Ten Network
Yale at Providence, 4 PM, Fox Sports 1
Missouri State at Alaska-Anchorage, 4 PM, CBS Sports Network
Charleston Southern at Florida State, 6 PM, ESPN3
Cal State Fullerton at USC Upsate, 6 PM, ESPN3
Princeton vs San Diego, 6 PM, ESPN3
Rider vs Georgia Tech, 6:30 PM, ESPNU
St. John's vs #10 Gonzaga, 7 PM, ESPN2
South Alabama at #17 Miami, 7 PM, ESPN3
Monmouth at Maryland, 7 PM, Big Ten Network
Holy Cross at Syracuse, 7 PM, ESPN3
High Point at Clemson, 7PM, ESPN3
Delaware State at Wake Forest, 7 PM, ESPN3
Bradley vs TCU, 7 PM, CBS Sports Network
UT Martin at Nebraska, 8 PM, ESPN3
SE Louisiana at Tulane, 8 PM, ESPN3
Memphis vs Indiana State, 8 PM, Fox Sports 1
North Texas at #25 Arkansas, 9 PM, SEC Network
UNC Greensboro at Indiana, 9 PM, Big Ten Network
Western Michigan vs San Jose State, 9 PM, ESPN3
La Salle vs #8 Virginia, 9:30 PM, NBC Sports Network
Mississippi State vs Saint Louis, 9:30 PM, CBS Sports Network
North Dakota at Utah, 10 PM, Pac 12 Network
Long Beach State vs Washington, 11:30 PM, ESPN2