—There are now multiple options for where and how to watch Tuesday’s CollegeInsider.com Tournament quarterfinal between UE and Canisius on Tuesday. First, all games stream at WatchCollegeInsider.com. But Showplace Cinemas East is hosting a free watch party for fans as well.
—As far as the game itself goes, senior Colt Ryan is just eight points from tying Larry Humes on the Aces’ all-time scoring list. And UE’s players should be well-situated in Buffalo, N.Y., after having to make the trip on Sunday.
—The Aces in the computers: 95th ratings percentage index, 81st Saragin and 80th KenPom. Canisius: 106th RPI, 135th Sagarin and 120th KenPom.
—The Aces opened up a favorite on the road, a rarity for a team that struggled away from the Ford Center until winning two in a row to end the season. OddsShark.com lists UE as -1.5.
—Men’s basketball signee Duane Gibson and his Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s High School team won a Division IV Ohio state title over the weekend. In an 87-63 victory, Gibson led five VASJ scorers in double figures with 22 points. Gibson also tallied eight assists, eight rebounds and three steals while hitting 10 of 12 shots from the field.
—UE’s baseball team will play at Western Kentucky now at 4 p.m. Wednesday rather than Tuesday with inclement weather expected at the Hilltoppers’ home field. The Aces enter the mid-week contest off a Missouri Valley Conference-opening series loss to Creighton in which UE (9-14, 1-2 MVC) took one of three games.
—Courier & Press reporter Gordon Engledhardt caught up with former UE baseball coach Jim Brownlee and son Ryan, now head coach at Western Illinois, for a story in Sunday’s paper. Jim Brownlee’s 697 wins in 23 seasons as Aces coach are the most ever.
—UE’s softball team (7-15, 1-4 MVC) ends a week break Wednesday when the Aces host a 2 p.m. doubleheader with Murray State. They’ve dropped six of seven games.