Prairie View at Jackson State – 8:30 PM EST
Today we have a doubleheader of UTR Games – our first stop takes us to Jackson, Mississippi as the Tigers of Jackson State play host to the Panthers of Prairie View. Prairie View is a respectable 2-2 in the SWAC, although they are coming off of a recent 80-71 loss at Grambling. Earlier in the year, Prairie View did win some hardware in the MGM Resorts Main Event/Middleweight Bracket with a pair of wins against Eastern Kentucky and Georgia State. Zachary Hamilton averages 17.8 PPG and 4.2 RPG and Gary Blackston averages 17.6 PPG and 5.3 RPG to lead the Panthers.
Jackson State leads the SWAC with a 5-0 record and took the outright lead after beating Texas Southern 85-80 in overtime on Saturday night. Outside the SWAC, Jackson State’s only other win in D-I play came against Omaha. Maurice Rivers leads the Tigers with 12.9 points per game and also scored 26 points in their victory against Texas Southern.
Hawaii Pacific at Cal Baptist – 10:00 PM EST (Live Video Streaming Feed)
Later on tonight, we also feature the Team of the People as they take on the Sharks of Hawaii Pacific. The Lancers of Cal Baptist beat Azusa Pacific 75-69 to climb within a half game of first place in the Pac West Conference. Kalidou Diouf had 23 points and 12 rebounds in the Lancers’ win on Saturday night. Diouf for the season averages 16.7 PPG and 8.7 RPG. As of today, Cal Baptist is #24 in the Division II national poll.
Hawaii Pacific comes into tonight’s game with a 9-6 record overall and 4-3 in Pac West competition. They lost their last game 87-65 at Point Loma on Saturday (a place where Cal Baptist won by 27 a few weeks earlier). Niksha Federico leads the Sharks with a whopping 23.4 PPG and 10.7 RPG; Jonathan Janssen also averages 15.3 PPG and 7.0 RPG.