Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Five-Star Matchups

Swarthmore at Franklin & Marshall (Women's Basketball)
The Diplomats (2-1 CC, 4-5) and the Garnet (2-1, 5-5) meet for the 38th time since 1977 tonight at the Mayser Center. F&M has won five straight from Swarthmore and holds a 29-8 all-time series lead. The Garnet has not won in Lancaster since capturing a 67-55 decision in the 2001 CC semifinals and not in regular season since 1999. Two of the Centennial's best will be on display tonight in Swat's Kathryn Stockbower (18.7 ppg, 15.8 rpg) and F&M's Sarah Meisenberg (16.8 ppg, 4.9 apg).

Muhlenberg at McDaniel (Women's Basketball)
It's become one of the Conference's top rivalries and the Mules (4-0, 7-2) and the Green Terror (2-1, 4-4) meet for the 28th time since 1986 tonight in Westminster. Muhlenberg swept the season set last year to take a 14-13 series advantage. McDaniel swept the season set of games in 2004, 2005 and 2007, while 'Berg took two from the Terror in 2006. McDaniel's Ali Moreland (13.0 ppg) will have her hands full with the talented Muhlenberg backcourt of Lauren Boyle (13.9 ppg), Kelly McKeon (12.0 ppg) and Alexandra Chili (14.2 ppg).

Ursinus at Johns Hopkins (Men's Basketball)
The 21st ranked Bears (2-0, 6-3) take a two-game losing streak to Baltimore to take on the Blue Jays (1-1, 6-3). It is the 79th time that the two teams have met on the hardwood with Hopkins holding a 41-37 lead. Ursinus has closed that gap by winning six of the last eight games. Keep an eye on the glass as UC guard Remy Cousart (7.7 rpg) goes up against JHU forward Andrew Farber-Miller (7.0 rpg).

Muhlenberg at McDaniel (Men's Basketball)
It is the 63rd meeting between the Mules (1-1, 5-3) and the Green Terror (1-1, 6-3) in a series that dates to 1965. 'Berg has won 17 of the last 21 meetings and holds a 41-21 all-time advantage. McDaniel is just 1-6 against the Mules at the Gill Center since 2000. The battle between the Terror's Josh McKay and Muhlenberg's Peter Barnes (14.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg) in the paint could be telling.

Don't forget to join us tonight at 6 p.m. for our first live chat. We'll talk basketball as we keep an eye on all of tonight's tilts.

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