Hoops du Jour

Men: Rutgers at Penn State

Tipoff: 7 p.m.; Jordan Center, University Park

Records: Rutgers (7-5 overall; 3-5 Big Ten); Penn State (3-6 overall; 0-5 Big Ten)

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM

Internet: GoPSUsports.com

Notable: The Nittany Lions have lost five in a row. …Rutgers is coming off a six-point loss at home to Wisconsin. The Scarlet Knights have lost four in a row. …Rutgers is led by Jacob Young, who is averaging 15.8 points-per game. Montez Mathis is scoring 12.5 points-per game. Ron Harper was averaging 23.4 ppg, but just 10.0 ppg during the four-game skid.

Mirror prediction: Penn State 63, Rutgers 60

Mirror prediction record: 7-2

— Scott Franco

Men: SFU at Sacred Heart

Tipoff: 7 p.m., Pitt Center; Fairfield, Conn.)

Records: Saint Francis (2-7, 1-4 Northeast) and Sacred Heart (4-4, 4-3 Northeast)

Watch: NEC Front Row (Randy Brochu, Joe DeSantis, Jack Sullivan)

Notables: This begins a two-game set between Saint Francis and Sacred Heart. The Red Flash beat the Pioneers last season back on March 7, 2020. … SFU and Sacred Heart have met 36 times since the Pioneers moved to Division 1 and the NEC, with the Red Flash holding a 21-15 advantage. … Red Flash senior Ramiir Dixon-Conover was recently honored as an NEC Prime Performer of the Week for the third time this season.

Mirror prediction: Saint Francis 75, Sacred Heart 71

Mirror prediction record: 4-5

— Damian Runk


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