This feels right:
Here are your highlights for today:
- Johns Hopkins at Maryland: Straight talk: Johns Hopkins needs this game in the worst way possible to keep its slim NCAA Tournament hopes alive, not only build an at-large resume (in the context of bagging a quality win and avoiding needing to run through the Big Ten Tournament to create a May adventure) but also to generate some the kind of momentum the team has missed all season. The Terps and Jays are playing for a 25-pound cutting board this year, and the stakes couldn't be higher.
- Richmond at Mercer: The Southern Conference Tournament starts next Thursday and the league doesn't have a host for the event yet. The Spiders and Bears will decide whether the league's top four teams will progress to Richmond or Macon, an end-of-year conference war that has provided a degree of intrigue to a conference that is often considered only in the context of "I think I've heard of them!"
- Princeton at Cornell // Brown at Dartmouth // Yale at Harvard: A Saturday filled with all sorts of Ivy League Tournament permutations, including having Bruno in a position of potentially hosting the postseason event or not even participating? The Ivy League is 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|
|St. John's||Georgetown||11:30 A.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // CBS Sports Network|
|Ohio State||Rutgers||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // ESPNU|
|Mercer||Richmond||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Mount St. Mary's||Hobart||12:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Time Warner Cable Sports Channel|
|Bellarmine||High Point||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // American Sports Network|
|Vermont||Binghamton||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Princeton||Cornell||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Fox College Sports|
|Brown||Dartmouth||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Towson||Drexel||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Manhattan||Monmouth||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Villanova||Providence||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Wagner||Robert Morris||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|St. Joseph's||Sacred Heart||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|UMass Lowell||VMI||1:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Canisius||Detroit||2:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Denver||Marquette||2:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // CBS Sports Network|
|UMBC||Albany||3:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Time Warner Cable Sports Channel|
|Furman||Jacksonville||8:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Yale||Harvard||4:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Penn State||Michigan||6:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Big Ten Network|
|Siena||Marist||7:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Virginia||Pennsylvania||7:30 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO|
|Johns Hopkins||Maryland||8:00 P.M.||LIVE STATS||VIDEO // Big Ten Network|
This is your open thread for Saturday. Start conditioning your couch for weeks of marathon lacrosse watching. People will be around to yak about whatever is tickling their fancy.