Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC) at Rider (MAAC)
Lawrenceville, NJ - Alumni Gymnasium
7:30 PM EST
Tonight's G!O!T!N! is a celebration of all things Jersey: Bon Jovi, the Devils, and that TV show that ended on a black screen. At lovely Alumni Gym in Larryville, the Exit 7A Broncs will entertain the Exit 70 Knights (that's the part of 95 between the GW Bridge and the toll booths, hence the high numbers).
FDU had a down season last year (14-16) after a few 20-win campaigns and a 2005 NCAA bid, but there's a nice senior backcourt in Bernell Murray and Manny Ubilla (combined 33.0 ppg so far) a nice underclass shaping up with 6-8 freshman John Galvin and 6-3 soph Sean Baptiste. This'll also be a good time to check up on Rider star and eventual NBA Draft pick Jason Thompson, the 6-10 senior who's averaged 18 and 13.5 over his first two games. Stoppable? Fugedd... ah, you know the rest.
The mini-Game! Of! The! Night tonight (or g!o!t!n!) is the annual Beantown throwdown between Boston University and Northeastern, held on BU's Roof. The Huskies and Terriers were conference buddies for a while, but they still get together in the dawg park to tear at each other once a year. Expect a "Sucks to B.U." sign or two from a sizable crosstown contingent, which will be met by the energy of a resurgent Boston student section. Woof.RIDER 85, FDU 70 (J. Thompson: 20 and 9)