Friday, December 01, 2006

Five-Star Weekend Matchups

McDaniel at Ursinus (Men's Basketball)
The Green Terror (4-2, 1-0) travels to Collegeville to take on the two-time defending CC champion Bears (2-0, 1-0) on their brand-new wood floor. Ursinus leads the all-time series, 21-13, and have won six straight against McDaniel at Hellferich Hall since an 85-73 Terror win in 1996.

Johns Hopkins at Muhlenberg (Women's Basketball)
It's one of the longest trips in the Conference ... but one of the hottest rivalries. The Blue Jays (3-1, 1-0) and the Mules (4-0, 1-0) only began their series with the inception of the Centennial in 1994. Since then, the two teams have played 24 times (JHU leads 17-7), including once in the Conference semifinals, six times for the Centennial championship and once in the NCAA tournament. Muhlenberg has won the last two contests at Memorial Hall, but Hopkins has had success in the building, winning five of 11 trips.

Ursinus at Gettysburg (Women's Basketball)
Believe it or not ... this game has serious playoff implications this early in the season. In the first weeks of the season, Muhlenberg, Hopkins and McDaniel have stated their cases to be considered among the Conference's elite. Now it could be time for the Bullets (4-1, 2-0) or Bears (3-1, 2-0) to make their statement. Ursinus holds a 20-12 all-time series lead but are 1-6 against Gettysburg at Bream Gym since 1994.