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NC A&T, St. Francis meet in Emerald Coast Classic

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St. Francis (NY) (0-5) vs. NC A&T (1-6)Emerald Coast Classic , The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida; Saturday, 11 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: St. Francis (NY) is set to face off against NC A&T in the Emerald Coast Classic . NC A&T lost 77-75 to Samford in its most recent game, while St. Francis (NY) came up short in…

Colorado looks for home win vs Stanford

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Stanford (4-2, 0-0) vs. Colorado (5-1, 0-0)CU Events Center, Boulder, Colorado; Sunday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Colorado looks for its eighth straight win over Stanford at CU Events Center. The last victory for the Cardinal at Colorado was a 74-50 win on Feb. 23, 2012.BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Colorado’s Jabari Walker has averaged 14.2 points and 8.7 rebounds while Keeshawn…

Oregon State, Penn State meet in Emerald Coast Classic

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Penn State (3-2) vs. Oregon State (1-5)Emerald Coast Classic , The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Penn State and Oregon State are set to square off in the Emerald Coast Classic. Oregon State lost 80-77 in overtime to Wake Forest in its most recent game, while Penn State came up short in a…

Okafor, SLU visit FGCU

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Southeastern Louisiana (3-3) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (4-2)Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Gus Okafor and Southeastern Louisiana will face Tavian Dunn-Martin and Florida Gulf Coast. The junior Okafor is averaging 16 points over the last five games. Dunn-Martin, a senior, has scored 23 percent of the team’s points…

LSU meets Wake Forest in Emerald Coast Classic

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LSU (6-0) vs. Wake Forest (6-0)Emerald Coast Classic , The Arena at NW Florida St, Niceville, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: LSU is set to meet Wake Forest in an Emerald Coast Classic game. Wake Forest earned an 80-77 overtime win over Oregon State in its most recent game, while LSU won 68-63 in overtime against Penn State in…

Drake, N. Texas meet in Kissimmee

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North Texas (2-3) vs. Drake (3-2), HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Texas is set to take on Drake in a postseason game in Kissimmee. Drake lost 80-71 to Alabama in its most recent game, while North Texas came up short in a 69-63 game against Miami in its last outing.STEPPING UP: Tremell Murphy is…

Kansas City squares up against Arkansas St.

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Kansas City (3-2) vs. Arkansas State (3-2)First National Bank Arena, Jonesboro, Arkansas; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Arkansas State squares off against Kansas City in an early season matchup. Kansas City took care of Idaho State by 16 on the road on Monday. Arkansas State lost 75-51 loss at home to Morehead State on Friday.STEPPING UP: Arkansas State’s Norchad Omier…

Incarnate Word plays Montana State

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Montana State (2-3) vs. Incarnate Word (0-5)Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, San Antonio; Saturday, 12:30 a.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Montana State plays Incarnate Word in an early season matchup. Both teams last saw action this past Friday. Montana State beat Portland by three points, while Incarnate Word is coming off of a 79-76 loss at home to Southeast Missouri.SENIOR STUDS: Montana…

W. Michigan hopes to end skid vs Ft. Wayne

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Purdue Fort Wayne (3-1) vs. Western Michigan (1-4)University Arena in Read Fieldhouse, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Western Michigan looks to end its four-game losing streak as it goes up against Purdue Fort Wayne. Purdue Fort Wayne won 74-66 at home against Southeastern Louisiana in its last outing. Western Michigan lost 77-67 on the road against Florida Gulf…

Dayton meets Belmont in Kissimmee

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Dayton (3-3) vs. Belmont (5-2), HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida; Sunday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Dayton is set to square off against Belmont in a postseason game in Kissimmee. Belmont earned a 72-65 win over Iona in its most recent game, while Dayton won 74-73 against Kansas in its last outing.SUPER SENIORS: Belmont’s Nick Muszynski, Grayson Murphy and Luke Smith…