Dr. Dunk comes to town, Georgetown attempts to break the losing habit, Catholic reaches to get within a notch of the 500 level and Howard aims for a conference victory in area college basketball tonight.
George Washington hosts Stetson and Georgetown entertains Stonehill, both at 8 p.m., while Catholic plays at Boston University and Howard visits Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Mel (Dr. Dunk) Danielsleads 10-9 Stetson against GW. Daniels, a 6-foot-senior forward, was the unofficials collegiate dunk champion last year with 92 slammers. This season he is averaging 16.5 points and 8.7 rebounds a game and is in the top five in the nation with a 65.5 shooting percentage from the field.
The Colonials (13-6), will have to avoid and emotional letdown after Saturday night's disappointing 59-58 Eastern Eight Conference loss to Villanova at the Smith Center.
Stetson has been inconsistent this season, winning, 81-65, at South Carolina and losing, 85-65, at Clemson.
Georgetown (15-4) has followed a 14-game win streak with two losses, the most recent a 77-73 setback Saturday in Chicago against Loyola. Stonehill (4-14) is a Division II team led by 6-6 forward Bill Zolga, who averages 16 points and eight rebounds a game.
Catholic (7-9) faces a 5-11 squad in Boston.
Catholic is also a recent loser, dropping a 77-73 decision at Iona Saturday. Howard (12-4, 6-1 league) hopes to add to its MEAC win total against UMES (7-3), 2-6 conference).