This feels right:
Here are your three highlights for today:
- Boston University at Lehigh // Holy Cross at Loyola // Bucknell at Navy // Lafayette at Colgate: The Patriot League starts conference play this weekend. That's right: The biggest league in the nation will start it's charge toward the largest conference tournament in the country this weekend. The tightest matchup on the board is probably Bison-Midshipmen, and that meeting could start to shape what the middle of the league will look like in 2015. Also intriguing is Terriers-Mountain Hawks, if only because Lehigh hasn't had the surest start to its campaign this spring.
- Johns Hopkins at North Carolina // Maryland at Yale: They're both nonconference games but feature four teams from three three leagues. Hopkins' trip to Chapel Hill could erase the memory of a tough loss to Towson a few days ago while Maryland will attack the Elis in a potentially NCAA Tournament-esque meeting (weather aside, of course). These games are kind of like a monster truck promoter's commercial: Loud, important, and awesome.
- Albany at Drexel: This, basically:
Here's Saturday's full schedule. Please let me know if there are errors. I'll fix/populate links to live stats and video as the day progresses (if necessary).
|AWAY||HOME||TIME (ET)||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Boston University||Lehigh||10:00 A.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|UMBC||Monmouth||11:00 A.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Manhattan||Fairfield||11:00 A.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Holy Cross||Loyola||11:00 A.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Bucknell||Navy||11:00 A.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Lafayette||Colgate||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Sacred Heart||High Point||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Dartmouth||Ohio State||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Maryland||Yale||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Hartford||Bryant||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Siena||Massachusetts-Lowell||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Penn State||Villanova||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Air Force||Denver||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Vermont||Providence||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Virginia||Rutgers||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Albany||Drexel||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Notre Dame||Michigan||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Robert Morris||Detroit||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Quinnipiac||Brown||2:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Johns Hopkins||North Carolina||2:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Furman||Canisius||2:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Massachusetts||Harvard||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Hofstra||Princeton||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|St. John's||Jacksonville||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
This is your open thread for Saturday. It's not even close to barbecue season in the Northeast. People will be around to yak about whatever is tickling their fancy.