College Hoops Wednesday: Your Commentary

November 18th, 2009

Wednesday sets up to be a light day in regards to games of national interest but there are two games out west that you should pay attention to. Nevada makes the trek from Reno to Las Vegas, taking on in-state rival UNLV in arguably the game of the night while Utah State visits Utah. A pair of Top 10 teams are in action as well with Texas hosting Western Carolina while Butler visits Northwestern in Evanston. In terms of games on television viewers can catch of glimpse of Cincinnati on ESPN 360 as they take on Toledo in their final tune-up before the Maui Invitational, and Nebraska visits St. Louis on the same platform.


Western Carolina @ #3 Texas - 8PM - ESPNU
#10 Butler @ Northwestern - 8PM - Big Ten Network
Utah State @ Utah - 8PM - The Mtn.
Nevada @ UNLV - 10:30PM - The Mtn.


Virginia Commonwealth @ Western Michigan - 7PM
Mount St. Mary's @ American - 7:30PM
Toledo @ Cincinnati - 7:30PM - ESPN360
Nebraska @ St. Louis - 8PM - ESPN360
Oral Roberts @ Stanford - 10PM


Utah State over Utah: Stew Morrill annually does one of the better coaching jobs nationally and he's got yet another experienced team with four returning starters. With Gary Wilkinson being the lone starter not returning the Aggies will look more to their backcourt, featuring Tyler Newbold and Jared Quayle. Forwards Tai Wesley and Nate Bendall will need to hold their own up front against the Utes but they should be fine in that area. As for the Utes, Jim Boylen's team gave up ninety-four points to Idaho in their season opener and they'll need to shore up the defense on Wednesday night. Looking for a good highlight? Utah's Carlton Brown may be your man.