Southern Illinois at
Wichita State (Saturday, 12:00 PM)- Two of the MVC’s four teams
fighting for first place. A win here would make the Salukis a lock
for the tourney; while the Shockers need a quality win to boost
Connecticut at Indiana
(Saturday, 1:00 PM)- Excellent non-conference battle. If Indiana
had D.J. White, they would stand a better chance against the
Huskies’ massive frontcourt. Josh Boone, Hilton Armstrong, etc.
against Marco Killingsworth will be an interesting matchup.
Marquette at Villanova
(Saturday, 2:00 PM)- The Golden Eagles could use another key win
for the NCAA Tournament, while Villanova has not looked overly
impressive in their past couple of wins.
Arizona at UCLA
(Saturday, 4:00 PM)- The Wildcats are currently one game back of
the Bruins. UCLA won the first meeting of the two in Arizona, but
have suffered several injuries since that game.
Michigan at Iowa
(Saturday, 5:10 PM)- Two of the top teams in the Big Ten battle.
Both the Wolverines and the Hawkeyes are only a half-game out of
first place behind Illinois. Could be the best game of the weekend.
George Mason (Saturday, 7:00 PM)- The two best teams in the
Colonial go at it. The Seahawks and the Patriots are tied for first
place at 9-2. A win for either could improve their seeding come
Kentucky at Florida
(Saturday, 9:00 PM)- One of the best rivalries in the country
opens another chapter. Florida had slumped after starting out 17-0,
but is now on a 2-game winning streak. Kentucky has won four in a
row after struggling the entire season.
Georgetown (Sunday, 12:00 PM)- Both teams are 6-2 in the Big
East, tied for fourth. The loser could be out of the running for a
conference championship, while the winner would solidify themselves
as a legit contender.
Oklahoma at Kansas
(Sunday, 1:00 PM)- After Oklahoma’s win over Texas and Kansas’
four-game winning streak, this game suddenly means something again.
Both teams could conceivably catch the Longhorns in the Big 12
standings if either can get some consistency.
Maryland at North
Carolina State (Sunday, 2:00 PM)- The two teams behind Duke in
the ACC standings currently battle in an effort to stay within
shouting distance of the Blue Devils. The Terrapins and the Wolfpack
both suffered a bad non-conference loss last weekend—to Temple and
Seton Hall, respectively.
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