NCAA Basketball: USC Trojans vs UCLA Bruins Preview

February 27, 2019

Preview: USC at UCLA The stakes are always high when cross-town rivals USC and UCLA square off, but Thursday’s Pac-12 game at Pauley Pavilion brings a bit of added significance. The Trojans and Bruins are tied for fifth in the conference, one game behind Utah in their bid to receive a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament with each having a road game against the Utes remaining. To play this…

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NCAA Basketball: Tennessee Volunteers vs Mississippi Rebels Preview

February 26, 2019

Preview: Tennessee at Ole Miss Seventh-ranked Tennessee looks to keep pace in its quest for the SEC regular-season title, after losing twice in the last three games, when they pay a visit to dangerous Ole Miss on Wednesday night. The Volunteers were routed at No. 4 Kentucky and lost in overtime at No. 14 LSU on consecutive Saturdays to fall into a tie with those two for first place in…

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NCAA Basketball: Duke Blue Devils vs Virginia Tech Hokies Preview

February 25, 2019

Williamson out as No. 3 Duke plays at No. 20 Virginia Tech Duke figured out how to cope without freshman star Zion Williamson for one game. It will have to do it again Tuesday night when the third-ranked Blue Devils play at No. 20 Virginia Tech in an ACC game in Blacksburg, Va. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters Monday that Williamson is making…

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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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