CBB Game of the Week Preview: Seton Hall at Xavier

February 14, 2018

Seton Hall at Xavier No. 4 Xavier has the inside track on a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but getting to this point hasn’t been easy – and staying there will be even tougher. The Musketeers seek their ninth consecutive victory Wednesday night against visiting Seton Hall in their final tuneup before their rematch with No. 2 Villanova. Xavier appears to already be in tournament mode, with each…

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CBB Game of the Week Preview: Oklahoma at Texas Tech

February 13, 2018

Oklahoma at Texas Tech Sixth-ranked Texas Tech is experiencing a magical season and looks to retain its lead in the Big 12 when it hosts No. 23 Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Red Raiders are 15-0 at home this season and hold a one-game edge over Kansas in the conference race as they look to avenge last month’s road loss to the Sooners. Texas Tech’s 21-4 start matches the second best…

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CBB Game of the Week Preview: Duke at North Carolina

February 8, 2018

Duke at North Carolina Eighth-ranked Duke and host North Carolina are both searching for answers after some recent uneven play as they meet for the 246th time Thursday night in another ACC showdown. Duke dropped two of its last three, including a shocking 81-77 defeat at St. John’s last Saturday, while the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels ended a three-game losing streak Saturday by beating last-place Pittsburgh. The Blue Devils averaged 15.3…

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CBB Preview: Wichita State at Temple

February 1, 2018

Wichita State at Temple Wichita State tries for its third straight victory when it visits Temple on Thursday and hopes its leading scorer breaks out of his shooting slump. Sophomore guard Landry Shamet is 5-for-27 from the field in his last three games – 1-for-18 from 3-point range, dropping his field goal percentage to 49.8 percent as the No. 16 Shockers try for their sixth victory in seven true road…

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CBB Preview: Missouri at Alabama

January 31, 2018

Missouri at Alabama Alabama looks to continue its recent hot streak when it hosts struggling Missouri on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide have won five straight meetings with the Tigers and are 5-0 at home in the all-time series. Alabama has won five of its last six, including an 80-73 upset of No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Crimson Tide are 10-1 at home, including a…

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CBB Preview: Louisville at Virginia

January 31, 2018

Louisville at Virginia Second-ranked Virginia looks to maintain a perfect ACC record and extend its winning streak to 13 overall when surging Louisville pays a visit Wednesday night for another big league showdown. The balanced Cavaliers knocked off fourth-ranked Duke 65-63 on Saturday, improving to 9-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1980-81 when Ralph Sampson patrolled the middle. “Different guys at different times,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett…

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CBB Preview: North Carolina at Clemson

January 30, 2018

North Carolina at Clemson North Carolina hopes to continue its dominance over Clemson when the 20th-ranked Tigers host the No. 17 Tar Heels on Tuesday. The Tar Heels have won 10 straight against the Tigers dating to 2010, including an 87-79 home victory on Jan. 16. Clemson is 11-0 at home but North Carolina has won in its last four trips to Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers have split their last…

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CBB Preview: Northwestern at Michigan

January 29, 2018

Northwestern at Michigan No. 25 Michigan looks to get back into the win column when it hosts Northwestern on Monday. The Wolverines have dropped two of their last three games, including a 92-88 setback to third-ranked Purdue on Thursday to fall out of the race for the Big Ten title, and hope to string together some victories down the stretch to solidify a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan is…

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CBB Preview: Michigan at Purdue

January 25, 2018

Michigan at Purdue Third-ranked Purdue looks to stay on track for its second straight Big Ten regular-season title when it hosts No. 25 Michigan on Thursday. The Boilermakers have won 15 consecutive games, including an 87-64 victory against Iowa on Saturday, to remain undefeated in conference play and hope to move to 9-0 in the Big Ten for the first time in program history by sweeping the season series with…

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CBB Preview: DePaul at Georgetown

January 24, 2018

DePaul at Georgetown Jamorko Pickett and Jahvon Blair will try to come through for a second straight game when Georgetown hosts DePaul on Wednesday in a Big East game. The freshmen duo combined for 31 points Saturday in a double overtime win over St. John’s and will try to lead the Hoyas to a season sweep of the Blue Demons. “They finally showed that they’re not freshmen anymore,” coach Patrick…

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CBB Preview: Louisville at Miami

January 24, 2018

Louisville at Miami Louisville continues to make its case for a spot in the polls with fourth straight victories to move into second place in the ACC behind Virginia. The Cardinals look to follow up Sunday’s 77-69 over Boston College when they head south to face a Miami team that has been up and down since conference play began, but the 24th-ranked Hurricanes put an end to their two-game skid…

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CBB Preview: Mississippi State at Kentucky

January 23, 2018

Mississippi State at Kentucky Kentucky plays as an unranked team for the first time in nearly four years when it tries for its 11th straight victory over visiting Mississippi State on Tuesday. The Wildcats are coming off back-to-back losses at South Carolina 76-68 on Jan. 16 and to No. 22 Florida 66-64 on Saturday, but coach John Calipari still has faith in his young team coming together at the right…

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CBB Preview: Kansas at Oklahoma

January 23, 2018

Kansas at Oklahoma Kansas holds a one-game lead in its quest for a 14th consecutive Big 12 championship and has won 10 straight road games dating back to last season, the school’s second-longest road winning streak since 1950. The fifth-ranked Jayhawks can equal their best road win streak during that 58-year span on Tuesday night, but it won’t be easy as they must get past Trae Young-led No. 11 Oklahoma….

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