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Sundays tend to be pretty slow around the NAIA, so there weren’t much for games yesterday. The Frontier Conference had the back half of their back to back conference games, Lewis-Clark State finished up their Arizona trip and LSU-Alexandria had one last tune up before RRAC play.
Rundown from yesterday’s games:
#7 Lewis-Clark State went 3-1 on their Arizona trip. They finished the trip yesterday with a 76-50 win over Park-Gilbert. This is a team that has a ton of returners, and is so well coached.
The Frontier Conference is off and running. #14 Providence was the preseason favorite to win league and have looked the part early.
In this weekends games, Providence swept Carroll. In last nights game, Zachheus Darko-Kelly fell 1 point short of a Triple-Double and Cap Uzan led the Argos with 22pts in the 73-64 win.
Sindou Diallo had another big night for Montana Tech as he dropped 35 points as the Orediggers knocked off Rocky Mountain 87-69.
Rounding out the Frontier Conference games, MSU-Northern knocked off Montana Western 69-55 to get their first win of league play.
In case you missed it, we also launched our newest Top 25 poll last night!
Plenty of good conference games on tap for today. One unique set up comes to us from the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. They are set to do “Pod Play” today through Thursday.
Talladega will host this weeks men GCAC play, starting with the Noon CT game between #23 Xavier and Tougaloo. All of today’s games will be online via Talladega website – Watch Live
The Women’s Pod is hosted by Xavier. Xavier has done a great job setting up a website to view the games in their pod each day. You can visit that page HERE! The page has the full schedule and links to watch games.