No. 16 Notre Dame at No. 5 Pittsburgh: Notre Dame picked up a couple nice wins last week, while Pittsburgh is looking like the Big East favorite.
Furman at Wofford: Wofford was the preseason favorite in the Southern Conference, but it’s just one game ahead of hot-starting Furman.
Baylor at Kansas State: Both teams are in major need of a win here. Neither team is a lock for the NCAA Tournament; both are severe disappointments.
Florida at Georgia: Georgia has been tough at home this season, and Florida has been inconsistent, even in its wins. Can the Gators’ guards shoot?
Richmond at Dayton: The Atlantic-10 is still up in the air right now, but both of these teams have the personnel to become favorites come March.
North Carolina State at Clemson: If either team wants to even stay on the periphery of the bubble, this is a must-win game. NC State won Sunday.
No. 2 Kansas at Colorado: It will be interesting to see how Kansas bounces back from its first loss of the season. Colorado has lost two in a row.
No. 8 Connecticut at Marquette: Connecticut is making its case for a No. 1 seed, which seemed impossible in the preseason. Marquette could use a marquee win.
No. 14 Purdue at No. 1 Ohio State: The personnel battles in this game will be terrific: JaJuan Johnson vs. Jared Sullinger and William Buford vs. E’Twaun Moore.
St. John’s at No. 23 Georgetown: St. John’s desperately needs a win after back-to-back losses last week. Georgetown is starting to right the ship lately.
No. 21 West Virginia at No. 19 Louisville: West Virginia had its latest personnel loss, with Dan Jennings leaving the team mid-game. Louisville lost at Providence.
No. 10 Texas at Oklahoma State: Could Texas be the new Big 12 favorite after blowing out Texas A&M and beating Kansas? Would be a nice win for OK State.
UCF at Memphis: The preseason favorite in Conference-USA battles the favorite heading into conference play. Neither team is the favorite anymore.
Northwestern at No. 15 Minnesota: Northwestern likely ended any change it had of an NCAA bid with its blowout loss to Wisconsin; Minnesota is playing well.
No. 6 San Diego State at No. 9 BYU: The game of the week. San Diego State and its loaded frontcourt head to face Jimmer Fredette and the Cougars.
Hofstra at VCU: A battle for first-place in the CAA. Hofstra has been led by guard Charles Jenkings, who will face tough, pressure-filled halfcourt defense from VCU.
Boston College at No. 4 Duke: Boston College has played very well this season, but it might be too much to ask for a win at Cameron Indoor.
UCLA at Arizona: Can either of these teams chase Washington? Both have suffered losses to the Huskies, and Arizona has the better at-large profile.
No. 22 Saint Mary’s at Gonzaga: The tide has turned in the WCC. Saint Mary’s is now the hunted, while Gonzaga is the hunter after back-to-back league losses.