No. 23 Louisville at No. 21 Georgetown: With so many Big East teams losing lately, these two are on the rise – and both are in the mix for a top-four seed.
No. 8 Texas at No. 11 Texas A&M: Texas is looking like a legitimate Final Four contender at this point, while A&M is looking to bounce back.
No. 12 Purdue at No. 15 Wisconsin: After Ohio State, the Big Ten is wide-open, but both of these teams are within striking distance – but for how long?
No. 22 Vanderbilt at No. 23 Florida: Both teams are in major need of a bounce-back win after Vandy lost to Arkansas and Florida fell to Mississippi State.
Penn State at Illinois: The first time these two teams matched up, Penn State won, starting the Illini’s recent struggles. PSU beat Wisconsin on Saturday.
North Carolina at Boston College: North Carolina has won eight of its last nine, while Boston College has lost three of its last four after early momentum.
No. 10 Syracuse at No. 5 Connecticut: Jim Boeheim has never lost five consecutive games, but the Orange have lost four in a row heading into Storrs.
Marquette at No. 7 Villanova: Marquette picked up a huge momentum-changing win over Syracuse this weekend, while ‘Nova has lost two in a row.
Southern Miss at UAB: With Memphis’ loss to Marshall, there is now a logjam at the top of the standings. Southern Miss is 5-3, while UAB sits at 5-2.
Nebraska at Kansas State: Big-time match-up in the Big 12, in terms of staying in the hunt. Nebraska beat A&M over the weekend, while Kansas St. was crushed.
No. 3 Duke at Maryland: How will Duke respond to one of its worst losses in the last decade? Maryland is tough to beat at home – can the Terps pull the upset?
No. 4 San Diego State at Colorado State: San Diego State is still the favorite to win the MWC, while Colorado State could jump onto the at-large radar with a win.
No. 13 Missouri at Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State was an at-large contender prior to Big 12 play, but the Cowboys are fading. Missouri needs a bounce-back win.
Wofford at Charleston: A huge clash of styles. Charleston likes to get out and put up points, while Wofford would prefer a half-court, low-scoring battle.
Valparaiso at Cleveland State: These two are at the top of the Horizon standings, and the winner will put even more distance between itself and Butler.
Liberty at Coastal Carolina: The loss of Mike Holmes hasn’t really affected Coastal so far, but now the Chanticleers face second-place Liberty, led by Evan Gordon.
Murray State at Tennessee State: The Ohio Valley is shaping up like potentially the tightest race in the country, with five teams in the mix. Murray State is still the favorite.