USC Aiken to test top-ranked Lander

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WHO'S HOT

Lander women. The Lady Bearcats are No. 1 in the nation for the first time. Lander (18-0) has a major test today when it plays host to No. 17 USC Aiken.

WHO'S NOT

LeMoyne-Owen men. For the second time in three years, the Magicians were involved with Paine in a bench-clearing brawl, on Thursday at Paine's Carter Gym.

BE GOOD

In advance of the big rivalry doubleheader Monday between USC Aiken and Augusta State at Christenberry Fieldhouse, the school's two mascots made a sportsmanship video which is available on YouTube.

REGION WATCH

The first Southeast Region poll comes out Wednesday. If Augusta State defeats USC Aiken, the third-ranked Jaguars likely will be atop the poll followed by No. 10 Lincoln Memorial (15-0).

THIS WEEK'S PRIMER

While the highly-anticipated USC Aiken at Augusta State doubleheader will be wild and crazy, the bigger contest for the Jaguars might be their Thursday night affair with No. 21 Georgia Southwestern (12-3, 5-1).

TODAY'S SLATE

- Miles at Paine, 1 p.m. (women) and 3 (men)

- USC Aiken at Lander, 1:30 p.m. (women) and 3:30 (men)

MEN'S REPORTS

Augusta State (16-1, 6-1): With five of their next six games at home, Jaguars are on the verge of pulling away in East Division.

Paine (5-7, 5-6): Lions are 4-4 this month, and they've been competitive in their defeats.

USC Aiken (10-6, 4-5): Pacers should notch their second win in a row today.

WOMEN'S REPORTS

Augusta State (6-9, 0-7): Lady Jaguars still seeking first win in 2011.

Paine (1-14, 1-11): Lady Lions still need to work on conditioning.

USC Aiken (16-3, 8-1): Lady Pacers move into first place in East with a win today.


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