This evening, under the prime-time lights, Tony Bennett will take his reeling Virginia Cavaliers on the road to take on Roy Williams’ North Carolina Tar Heels. With UNC leading the ACC at 10-3 in conference and Virginia only 2 games back at 8-5, this matchup will prove pivotal in determining ACC Tournament seeding. They will meet for the first time this year tonight in Chapel Hill.
Tonight, two of the top teams in the A-10 conference will take it to the hardwoods, as Will Wade and his VCU Rams will stay in Richmond to take on Chris Mooney and the Richmond Spiders on the Spiders’ home court. The last game between the two on Feb. 1, played in Wade Arena, resulted in a 81-74 VCU victory, in which ShawnDre’ Jones’ 30 pts weren’t enough for Richmond to overcome the Rams who got to the foul line 31 times, hitting 24 of them. Jones, and Richmond, will look to avenge this loss on their home court this evening.
John Beilein and the Michigan Wolverines look to make it 3 wins in a row this evening as they play host to Greg Gard and the reeling Wisconsin Badgers who look to bounce back after their disappointing home loss to Northwestern on Sunday. Wisconsin won the first game between the two, in Madison, 68-64; a game in which Wisconsin out-executed with an inside out game -getting the ball to Ethan Happ inside (11pts) and feeding Bronson Koenig (16pts) from the arc.
Tonight, Mark Turgeon and his 23rd ranked Maryland Terrapins hit the road for a clash of Big Ten class with Chris Collins’ Northwestern Wildcats. These teams will meet for the first and only time this year, with the Wildcats (8-4) one game behind Maryland (9-3) in the race for Big Ten tournament seeding.
Tonight, Brad Brownell and the Clemson Tigers play host to Danny Manning and his Wake Forest Demon Deacons in this ACC showdown. Wake Forest will look to avenge its 73-68 home loss to the Tigers on New Year’s Eve, in which turnovers plagued the Demon Deacons, but was a very even game statistically none-the-less.
It is only a month until the NCAA Tournament gets underway. This is the stretch run in college basketball. The first conference tournaments start in just a little more than two weeks. It's a great time of the year for college basketball fans!
This evening, a Big-12 battle of top 5 teams will take place in Lawrence, as Bob Huggins leads the West Virginia Mountaineers into the Allen Fieldhouse to take on Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas will look to avenge its ugly 85 to 69 woodshedding on behalf of the Mountaineers, in Morgantown, on January 24.
Today, the SMU Mustangs look to join the Cincinnati Bearcats atop of the AAC, as Mick Cronin takes his Bearcats on the road to take on Tim Jankovich’s Mustangs in Dallas, Texas. It has been quite a long time since either team has tasted defeat - Cincinnati hasn’t lost since mid-December, winning their last 15, while SMU’s last lost came at the hands of the Bearcats on January 12.
Fresh off of a tough loss on Thursday night, which saw his Ducks blow a 19 point lead to UCLA, Dana Altman takes Oregon back on the road to LA once again to take on Andy Enfield and his surging USC Trojans. USC is riding high after a home court 92-66 beat-down Thursday night vs. Oregon State where Shaqquan Aaron’s 21 points off of a 5 for 6 night from downtown led the Trojans to the easy victory.
This evening, the two powerhouses sitting atop the Athletic 10 conference meet for the second time this year as Archie Miller takes his Dayton Fliers to square off against Dan Hurley and his Rhode Island Rams. Their last meeting Dayton took place on January 6, resulting in a 67-64 win for Dayton in which they controlled the “floor game” by out attempting Rhode Island 49-40 and getting to the line more with 26 free-throw attempts to 14.
Tonight, the biggest rivalry in College Basketball takes place for the first time this season as Roy Williams and his North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Durham to take on Mike Krzyzewski and his Duke Blue Devils. Duke is finally getting healthy, and is coming off of three straight victories -two of which were on the road.
Tonight, head coach Scott Drew takes his ailing Baylor Bears on the road to Stillwater, Oklahoma for this Big 12 prime-time matchup with Brad Underwood’s red hot Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys are looking to avenge their 61-57 defeat at the hands of Baylor earlier this year at the Ferrell Center in Waco, in which some poor shooting and a sub-par free throw percentage cost them the game.