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NAIA Schedule & Links, Games of the Day, Five Players to Watch: Jan. 30th

NAIA Schedule & Links, Games of the Day, Five Players to Watch: Jan. 30th

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Saturday, January 30th NAIA Games

Games of the Day:

11 Bethel (IN) @ RV Grace 1pm ET Live Video

Rivalry game with a lot at stake! Grace currently sits in 5th place in the Crossroads League standings. With only 48 teams now qualifying for National Tournament, Grace needs to try to stay within that Top 4. Even then, there is no guarantee the league gets 4 teams in. Bethel is coming off their 1st conference loss since losing to IWU in November. Big game here for both teams!

RV Oklahoma Wesleyan @ McPherson 3pm CT Live Video

McPherson has quietly won 9 straight games. They sit in 2nd place in the KCAC at 12-5, however OKWU has 1 fewer loss than them at 9-4 in KCAC play. Big game as a loss in the KCAC right now could drop you down to 6th or 7th place. 

Mayville State @ RV Valley City State 5pm CT Live Video

Rivalry game that could have Conference Title implications at stake. Mayville currently has a 1 game lead on Bellevue, Dickenson State and this Valley City State squad. It is tight at the top of this league, and a loss could drop either team down to 4th place. Valley City will look to avenge a road NSAA loss to Mayville State a couple weeks back.

Five Players To Watch

#3 Christian Rodriguez 5'9 G Cornerstone

-9th in the NAIA in APG with 5.83

 

Sure hope the All-American comes back for another season. Christian is a lot of fun to watch hoop. He is still working a bit to get his shot back, but Christian has had a great career as he is closing in on 1,500 career points!

#2 Zaccheus Darko-Kelly 6'6 G Providence

L- 5th in NAIA in FT% 96%

– 7th in NAIA in Defensive Rebounding at 8.667 per game

– 8th in Blocks per game at 2.333

– 9th in Assists per game at 5.8 

– 16th in RPG at 10.167

– 40th in SPG with 2.0

ZDK is easily a Top 3 player in NAIA. His scoring numbers have dropped a bit this season, but he is a consistent triple-double watch candidate. 

#5 Dennis McKinney 6'4 G Mount Mercy

– 15th in NAIA in Scoring at 22.67ppg

– 21st in 3FGM per game at 3.25

– 25th in FT% at 87.2%

McKinney has been on an absolute terror these past few weeks. In his last 4 games he has gone for 29, 23, 30 and 43 points. He is surely about to be named the Heart of America Player of the Week. We joked that it feels like he has been around for 10 years, but he has had such a great career and is going to go over the 1,500 career scoring mark today!

#2 Kevion Blaylock 6'6 G/F William Penn

– 10th in the NAIA in Defensive Rebounds per game at 8.0

– 14th in the NAIA in Total Rebounds per game at 10.250

– 40th in the NAIA in FG% at 59%

Another top 3 player in the NAIA. Kevion produces so much in much less Minutes Per Game than some of the other elite talent around the NAIA as the Statesmen run two groups of five in their rotations. Kevion had the Top NAIA Play of the Week this past week, showing off his athleticism in what should be a dunk of the year candidate. 

#21 Mubashar Ali 7' F Florida Memorial

– 9th in the NAIA in Total Blocks at 30

– 17th in the NAIA in BPG at 1.875

– 18th  the NAIA in RPG at 10.0

The last time we had Mubashar featured we said he needs to be a more consistent scorer. In his five games since he has gone for 24, 19, 14, 31 and 25pts. He is starting to show flashes of being a force on both ends of the floor.

AMC Conference Games

Williams Baptist @ Central Baptist 3pm CT Live Video

Hannibal-LaGrange @ Missouri 3pm CT Live Video

All games subject to change

AAC Conference Games
Kentucky Christian @ Saint Andrews Noon ET Live Video
Point @ Tennessee Wesleyan 4pm ET Live Video
Union @ Truett McConnell 4pm ET Live Video
Milligan @ Reinhardt 4pm ET Live Video
Bryan @ Bluefield 4pm ET Live Video
Non Conference Games
Montreat @ Allen 3pm ET Live Video

 

All games subject to change

Aii Non Conference Games

Lincoln Christian @ Crowley’s Ridge 3pm CT Live Video

All games subject to change

Cal Pac Conference Games
Non Conference Games
Saint Katherine @ Vanguard 6:30pm PT Live Video

 

All games subject to change

Cascade Conference Games
NO GAMES SCHEDULED

All Games subject to change

CCAC Conference Games
Olivet @ Judson 2pm CT Live Video
 St Ambrose @ Lincoln 3pm CT Live Video
Cardinal Stritch @ St Francis (IL) 3pm CT Live Video

Calumet St Joe @ Saint Xavier 3pm CT Live Video
 

Non Conference Games

Trinity International @ Maranatha Baptist 1pm CT Live Video

Bellevue @ Trinity Christian 3pm CT Live Video 

 

 
All Games Subject to change

Crossroads League Conference Games

11 Bethel @ RV Grace 1pm ET Live Video

Taylor @ 18 Marian 1pm ET Live Video

Huntington @ MVNU 1pm ET Live Video

Goshen @ Spring Arbor 1pm ET Live Video

Saint Francis @ 1 Indiana Wesleyan 1pm ET Live Video

 

All games subject to change

Frontier Conference Conference Games

MSU Northern @ 10 Providence 5pm MT Live Video

Carroll @ Rocky Mountain 7pm MT Live Video

Montana Western @ Montana Tech 7pm MT Live Video

All games subject to change

GSAC Conference Games
Non Conference Games
Saint Katherine @ Vanguard 6:30pm PT Live Video

 

All games subject to change 

GPAC Conference Games

9 Morningside @ Mount Marty 4pm CT Live Video 

Northwestern @ Midland 4pm CT Live Video

16 Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings 4pm CT Live Video

 

All games are subject to change

GCAC Conference Games

Non Conference Games

14 Talladega @ Southeastern Baptist 2pm CT Live Video

 

All games subject to change

Heart Conference Games

Graceland @ Clarke 2pm CT Live Video

Evangel @ 3 William Penn 2pm CT Live Video

Mount Mercy @ MidAmerica Nazarene 2pm CT Live Video

RV Park @ Culver Stockton 4pm CT Live Video

 

All games subject to change

KCAC Conference Games

RV Oklahoma Wesleyan @ McPherson 3pm CT Live Video

York @ Sterling 4pm CT Live Video

Bethany @ Southwestern 5pm CT Live Video

Avila @ Friends 7pm CT Live Video

Ottawa @ Tabor 7pm CT Live Video

 

All games subject to change 

Mid-South Conference Games

6 Shawnee State @ Life 2pm ET Live Video

Cumberlands @ Campbellsville 4pm ET Live Video

UPike @ 17 Georgetown 4rpm ET Live Video

20 Thomas More @ Martin Methodist 4pm ET Live Video

 

All games subject to change

NSAA Conference Games

Mayville State @ RV Valley City State 5pm CT Live Video

Waldorf @ Dakota State 5pm CT Live Video

Presentation @ Dickenson State 5pm CT Live Video

Non Conference Games

Bellevue @ Trinity Christian 3pm CT Live Video
 

All games subject to change 

RRAC Conference Games

19 Texas A&M Texarkana @ Jarvis Christian 4pm CT Live Video

U of the Southwest @ 21 LSU Alexandria 4pm CT Live Video

All games subject to change

River States Conference Games

Carlow @ Ohio Christian 1pm ET Live Video

Asbury @ Alice Lloyd 3pm ET Live Video 

Rio Grande @ Point Park 3pm ET Live Video

 

All games subject to change

Sooner Non Conference Games
John Brown @ Oklahoma City 3pm CT Live Video
OPSU @ Central Christian 3:45pm CT Live Video 
Wayland Baptist @ Langston 4pm CT Live Video
 
 

 

All games subject to change 

SSAC Conference Games
7 Faulkner @ Middle Georgia State 3pm ET Live Video
Brewton-Parker @ Florida College 5pm ET Live Video 
 

All games subject to change

The Sun Conference Games

Webber International @ St Thomas 4pm ET Live Video

Coastal Georgia @ Keiser 4pm ET Live Video

Thomas @ Ave Maria 4pm ET Live Video

Southeastern @ Florida Memorial 4pm ET Live Video

All games subject to change 

WHAC Non Conference Games

RV Indiana Tech @ Aquinas 2pm ET Live Video

Madonna @ Cornerstone 3pm ET Live Video

Sienna Heights @ Concordia Ann Arbor 3pm ET Live Video

Lawrence Tech @ Rochester 3:30pm ET Live Video

 

All games subject to change 

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