NCAA Basketball: Oregon State Beavers vs UCLA Bruins Preview

February 21, 2019

Preview: Oregon State at UCLA Oregon State is fresh off its first season sweep of rival Oregon in nine years. The Beavers are now eyeing another sweep Thursday when they visit UCLA. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Beating the Bruins, though, at home (79-66 on Jan. 13) and on the road would be even more notable as that hasn’t happened in 31 years. In the meantime, Oregon State…

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NCAA Basketball: Villanova Wildcats vs Georgetown Hoyas Preview

February 20, 2019

Preview: Villanova at Georgetown Georgetown has had 2 1/2 weeks to come up with a solution for Collin Gillespie. On Wednesday, the Hoyas will prove whether they can stop the Villanova sophomore when they host the 16th-ranked Wildcats in Big East action. To play this game at FanPicks…click here The first matchup between the teams took place on Feb. 3, when Gillespie made six 3-pointers en route to a career-high…

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NCAA Basketball Maryland Terrapins vs Iowa Hawkeyes Preview

February 19, 2019

Preview: Maryland at Iowa No. 19 Iowa looks to extend its winning streak to five games when it hosts 25th-ranked Maryland on Tuesday. Joe Wieskamp banked in a desperation 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Hawkeyes past Rutgers 71-69 on Saturday following Jordan Bohannon’s game-winning triple in the 80-79 victory against Northwestern on Feb. 10, and they hope to stay unbeaten in the month of February by avenging a…

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NCAA Basketball Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers Preview

February 19, 2019

Preview: Vanderbilt at Tennessee Fifth-ranked Tennessee must rebound from a defeat for the first time since just after Thanksgiving when it plays host to last-place Vanderbilt on Tuesday night in an SEC contest. The Volunteers had held the No. 1 spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll for four weeks and won 19 in a row, including an 88-83 overtime victory at Vanderbilt on Jan. 23, before being routed at…

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NCAA Basketball Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Virginia Tech Hokies Preview

February 13, 2019

Preview: Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech Things could be better for No. 16 Virginia Tech, which enters Wednesday’s home contest against Georgia Tech riding a two-game losing streak and remaining without senior standout Justin Robinson. The point guard injured his left foot in a victory over Miami on Jan. 30 and has missed the past three games, a stretch in which the Hokies are 1-2 and are averaging just 54…

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NCAA Basketball South Carolina Gamecocks vs Tennessee Volunteers Preview

February 13, 2019

Preview: South Carolina at Tennessee Tennessee puts its No. 1 ranking – and its program-record 18-game winning streak – on the line when it hosts South Carolina for an SEC matchup on Wednesday. The Volunteers have matched the best start to conference play in school history by winning their first 10 SEC games, including eight by double digits. To play this game at FanPicks…click here That includes a 92-70 rout…

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NCAA Basketball Michigan State Spartans vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview

February 12, 2019

Preview: Michigan State at Wisconsin It will be a battle to stay in contention for the Big Ten regular-season title Tuesday night when No. 12 Michigan State travels to face No. 23 Wisconsin. The Spartans, who broke a three-game losing streak with a 79-55 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, are a game behind first-place Michigan entering this contest while the Badgers, who fell to the No. 7 Wolverines 61-52 in…

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NCAA Basketball UConn Huskies vs Memphis Tigers Preview

February 10, 2019

Preview: Connecticut at Memphis Connecticut has had its share of ups-and-downs in the first year under coach Dan Hurley, but it is about to face perhaps its biggest challenge playing without senior star guard Jalen Adams for the next four to six weeks – which could mean the season. Looking for a new leader, the Huskies will take to the road Sunday to play a Memphis team that is 11-2…

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NCAA Basketball Houston Cougars vs UCF Knights Preview

February 7, 2019

Preview: Houston at Central Florida It didn’t take long for Central Florida to get rid of the bad taste in its mouth from a 20-point loss to Memphis as the Knights went out and beat Connecticut 73-67 last Thursday for their 11th victory at home. But now the going gets tougher for the Knights as they welcome 12th-ranked Houston to Orlando on Thursday for a battle between two of the…

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NCAA Basketball LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview

February 6, 2019

Preview: Louisiana State at Mississippi State After having its 10-game winning streak and perfect record in the Southeastern Conference halted, No. 22 Louisiana State looks to avoid back-to-back losses for the second time this season when it visits No. 21 Mississippi State on Wednesday night. The Tigers dropped a one-point decision to Arkansas to deny their bid for their first 8-0 start in SEC play since 1981. To play this…

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NCAA Basketball Boston College Eagles vs Duke Blue Devils Preview

February 5, 2019

Preview: Boston College at Duke While Zion Williamson is making a mockery of the ACC with his offensive play during conference action, Tre Jones is also showing he has few peers on the defensive end. Behind the contributions of two of the country’s best rookies, No. 2 Duke sets its sights on a sixth straight victory Tuesday in its final tune-up before the most challenging part of its schedule when…

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NCAA Basketball Temple Owls vs Houston Cougars Preview

January 31, 2019

Preview: Temple at Houston No. 13 Houston would love to avenge the lone blemish on its record Thursday when it hosts Temple in American Athletic Conference action. The Cougars’ only defeat came earlier this month against the Owls, who now are trying to avoid losing for the third time in four games. To play this game at FanPicks…click here In the first matchup on Jan. 9, Temple held Houston below…

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NCAA Basketball Virginia Tech Hokies vs Miami Hurricanes Preview

January 30, 2019

Preview: Virginia Tech at Miami On the heels of its 103-82 loss to North Carolina, No. 11 Virginia Tech needed a big win against Syracuse on Saturday and the Hokies got it, routing the Orange 78-56 at home behind a career-best 35-point performance from senior guard Justin Robinson. The Hokies will look for more of the same on the road Wednesday when they face a downtrodden Miami team off to…

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