Busy weekend for area teams
The University of New Haven will host a men's and women's basketball doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Southern won the women's contest earlier in the season while the Chargers won the men's game.
Both should be close contests.
The Quinnipiac men's basketball team begins a crucial weekend set tonight at St. Francis-New York on the road. The Bobcats then play at Northeast Conference leaders Long Island.
If the Bobcats sweep the pair of games they will have a legitimate shot to win the NEC title once again and earn the right to host every game it plays in the postseason NEC tournament.
The schedule gets a bit easier for Quinnipiac after this weekend.
The Yale men's basketball team needs to go on a long winning streak if it's going to contend for the Ivy League title. Yale was swept on the road last week leaving it 2-2 in the league.
The Bulldogs host Cornell and Columbia this weekend. Again, both games should be close but the Bulldogs will be favored in both.
On the women's side, the Quinnipiac women's team lost both games last weekend in a showdown of the top three teams in the NEC.
That leaves Quinnipiac battling at 7-3 in the conference to remain on the top half of the conference standings in order to host at least one tournament game.
The Yale women's team suffered its first league loss of the season last time out, falling to Princeton 52-37. Still, Yale is in good shape after starting the season 3-0 in the Ancient Eight.
While the men's team plays host to Cornell and Columbia over the weekend, the women's team will play both squads on the road.