Muhlenberg (16-0 CC, 20-3), ranked 15th by the WBCA and 20th by D3hoops.com, looks to become the first CC team to win its first 17 Conference games when it travels to Dickinson (10-6, 13-10). The Mules have won three straight in the series, including a 67-54 decision on Jan. 22 in Allentown, and can tie the all-time series at 18-18 with a victory. The Red Devils have won the last two contests at the Kline Center. Franklin & Marshall (10-6, 13-10) looks for its first season sweep of arch-rival Gettysburg (10-6, 13-10) since 2002 when it visits the Battlefield. The Diplomats knocked off the Bullets, 74-65, back on Jan. 22 but have not won at Bream Gym since that 2002 campaign. Johns Hopkins (10-6, 12-11) plays host to Bryn Mawr (2-21, 0-17), riding a 21-game winning streak against the Owls.
Every men's game matters tonight in the race for hosting, seeding and berths in the tournament. Franklin & Marshall (14-2, 21-2), ranked 13th nationally, can wrap up the top seed with a win at Gettysburg (9-7, 14-8). The Bullets, losers of three straight, have taken four in a row from the Diplomats, including a 73-66 win in Lancaster on Jan. 21. It is the 198th meeting between the two long-time foes with Gettysburg holding a 106-91 advantage. McDaniel (12-4, 17-6) visits Johns Hopkins (7-9, 12-11) needing two wins and two F&M losses to keep its hopes for the top seed alive. The Terror defeated the Jays, 65-49, on Jan. 21 for their third win over Hop in the last four games. Hopkins trails both Haverford and Washington by a single game in its quest for fifth place. The Fords (8-8, 11-11) welcome Ursinus (6-10, 10-13) to Gooding Arena, while the Shoremen (8-8, 11-12) visit Swarthmore (1-15, 2-21) in what may be the tightest series in Conference. Four games since 2001 have gone to double-overtime, while six of the last 11 contests have been decided by five points or less. Muhlenberg (10-6, 14-9) can lock up a tournament berth with a win at home against Dickinson (5-11, 11-11). The Mules have won five straight from the Devils at Memorial Hall.
What Can Happen Tonight
- F&M win or a McDaniel loss gives the Diplomats the #1 seed.
- A Muhlenberg win gives the Mules a playoff berth.
- A Gettysburg win and losses by Haverford and Washington gives the Bullets a playoff berth.