I hope you're all taking this afternoon off to watch the US-Belgium World Cup game.  I believe.

Last Night
#1 Kenyon 74   Wittenberg 54
Wittenberg was looking good for the upset for long stretches of the game and they held a 34-27 lead at the half.  Kenyon was able to close the gap shortly after the break and both teams swapped the lead a couple times from then on.  And then with about seven minutes left on the clock, the visitors decided they had had enough and went on a long 22-3 streak to finish the game.  They locked down the defensive gates and stayed perfect on the season with an impressive double-digit road victory.

Also considered: #2 Millsaps cruised past Hendrix 74-50, #6 Emmanuel won a close one against Emerson 61-56, #11 Chapman were victors at home against Whitworth 61-48, and #17 Hiram pulled away from Earlham to win 82-69.

Sim blowout watch: Pittsburgh Bradford covered with relative ease at #3 Susquehanna 55-93 but it was much closer for Thiel but they still managed the cover against #16 Ohio Wesleyan 56-102.

ITaLRbHAGotN: #9 Webster were their normal Gorlok selves as they out-Gorloked Aurora on the road 65-53.

Penn St. Altoona (7-5)(frankgrimes1) at #4 Susquehanna (12-0)(zeuspole)
Next up on the menu is part one of the annual home-and-home between the Commonwealth conference rivals.  Susquehanna has opened the season undefeated and a successful defense of the home court would give them a big advantage in this year's divisional race.  PSA played a really tough non-conference schedule and took their lumps but they're still looking great for the post-season.  A road upset would be huge.  frank leads the series 48-29 but the home team is favored by 9.

Also considered: W. New England at #13 S.Vermont, Grove City at #16 Ohio Wesleyan, and Hendrix at #18 Emory

Sim blowout watch: You have no idea how happy this game makes me.  Poor, winless Lincoln is getting an incredible 99 points as they visit #3 Dickinson.  Hopefully no one gets hurt.