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Auburn will look to clinch the #2 seed in the SEC’s Western Division as they travel to Alabama on Tuesday. The Tigers have won six of their last seven games with five of those wins coming by double digits. Alabama is also playing well having won three straight. Alonzo Gee is averaging 20.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game during the winning streak for Alabama. The
Notre Dame gets another chance to impress the NCAA Tournament committee as they host 10th ranked Villanova on Monday. The Fighting Irish are 7-9 in the Big East and definitely on the bubble for making the NCAA Tournament. The Irish played 2nd ranked Connecticut on Saturday and they were in the game for the most part but lost 72-65. “I think we still have a shot (at the NCAA tournament),”
The last team to beat Memphis in Conference USA was UAB almost three years ago. The Tigers have won 54 league games since. The Tigers come into Thursday’s game ranked #5 having won 18 straight games. To keep that streak going they will have to beat a UAB team that hasn’t lost at home this season. “When we’re on the court, I’ve known and played against those guys,” UAB guard Robert Vaden said. “There’s going to be some bad blood. There’s going to be some trash talk and all that stuff.
Illinois will look for a little revenge against Ohio State as the teams meet on Tuesday night. The Buckeyes won both regular season contests last season against Illinois, winning 74-58 at Illinois and 64-58 in Columbus and Ohio State has won the last five meetings between the two teams overall. The Illini lead the all-time series 100-64 over Ohio State, and Illinois leads 59-23 in games played at Champaign. The Buckeyes, however, carry a five-game winning streak over the Illini into Tuesday night’s game.
This weekend marks an exciting two days of College Basketball with a number of high profile games. Highlighting the weekend is an epic battle between two of the better teams from the best two conferences in America. The Big East #13 Georgetown Hoyas travel to Cameron Indoor to take on the ACC’s #3 ranked Duke Blue Devils.
Little John Coliseum will be the site that hosts a pair of undefeated teams when the #10 Clemson Tigers host the #2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons. If you had to guess which two teams in the ACC would be undefeated at this point in the season, it probably would not have been Wake Forest or Clemson.
The top ranked Pittsburgh Panthers travel on the road in the extremely difficult conference of the Big East late Saturday evening to try and keep the undefeated campaign in tact. The Panthers have held off all challengers this season with convincing wins over Georgetown and St. Johns. The Panthers appear to be the class of the nation, but with a brutal schedule ahead upsets in the Big East will likely become regular.
A pair of top ten teams meet center court in Durham, NC. The undefeated Xavier Musketeers will be trying to stay perfect in front of the Cameron Crazies at Duke. The Blue Devils were upset by Michigan two weeks ago 81-73 and they look to get back to their winning ways. The Blue Devils beat the Musketeers in their last meeting in the NCAA Tournament back in 2004.
Third ranked Pittsburgh has left little doubt so far this season that they are a team to be reckoned with. They have won every game this season by at least 13 points and that could be the case again on Wednesday as they host Siena. Pittsburgh has the nation’s leading offensive rebounder in DeJuan Blair and he has set up a lot of easy shots for Sam Young. Overall, the Panthers are ranked in the Top 25 in the nation in field goal percentage. Pittsburgh is also shooting well from three-point range which makes them even more difficult to defend.
Indiana and TCU will meet for the third time since 1950 when they meet in a nationally televised game on ESPN 2 on Wednesday. The Hoosiers are coming off a 70-54 loss to #5 Gonzaga while TCU has won six in a row. Indiana is 182-18 (.907) all-time in Assembly Hall against non-conference teams, including 3-0 this season. The Hoosiers are 12-1 all-time against teams from the Mountain West Conference.