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The Duke Blue Devils escaped a strong effort from North Carolina earlier this week at home. Now, they must travel to take on another team that they don’t like one bit. The Maryland Terrapins always seem to give Duke their best effort. Maryland started the year on a roll, but they have been cold of late. Can they make it difficult on the Blue Devils on Saturday in front of their fans in College Park?
The Big East already looks a little different than it used to, and it is going to look a whole lot different in a year or two. For the time being though, there are still some very good matchups. Syracuse already beat Louisville on the road, and the Orange will be looking to take down Connecticut on the road on Wednesday night in front of a national television audience on ESPN.
The Kentucky Wildcats are back in the top 25 after a strong recent stretch, but they are still looking for that huge win to give them some major momentum. Florida was on pace to be the new number one in the country until they were smoked by Arkansas last week. Can the Gators get back on track with a big win or will Kentucky’s youngsters come of age in this SEC showdown?
The Florida Gators are starting to turn some heads with their dominance of the SEC. The Gators are up to second in the college basketball rankings, and they are getting quite a few votes for the number one spot. No one in the SEC has even been much of a challenge for the Gators, but Arkansas will look to change that on Tuesday night. Let’s take a look at this SEC matchup.
Arizona was only of the last teams to lose a game this year, but the Wildcats have lost two of their last five. Their home loss to UCLA last week came as a pretty big surprise. Now, they have to play catch up in the PAC 12 standings. Washington is down a notch from where they were a couple years ago, but the Huskies are 4-3 in the league. Winning in Seattle is never an easy task.
Way back at the beginning of the season the Texas Longhorns were the favorites in the Maui Invitational. Texas flopped in Maui, and they have never really found their groove ever since. The Longhorns would need a minor miracle to be in contention for a NCAA Tournament spot. Kansas State is 15-4 on the year, and the Wildcats are 9-1 at home. Bruce Weber’s team is 4-2 in the Big 12 Conference.
The Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes are tied at 5-2 in the Big Ten standings. Both of these teams have been very up and down so far this year. Michigan and Indiana are going to be tough to catch at the top of the Big Ten, so these teams know they can’t afford many more losses. Recent matchups between these two have been very hard fought games, and I expect nothing different in this one.
The Duke Blue Devils and Davidson Wildcats will meet in a last minute non-conference matchup at Charlotte on Wednesday night. Both of these teams will start conference play in the next few days, but this should be one more nice tune up. This one will take place at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Can Duke keep their top spot in the college basketball rankings
On Saturday afternoon, two of the top teams in the college basketball betting world duke it out at the Verizon Center when the Duke Blue Devils (17-3, 13-6 ATS) pay a visit to the Georgetown Hoyas (15-4, 8-7 ATS).