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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NCAA Basketball Tennessee Volunteers vs South Carolina Gamecocks Preview

January 29, 2019

Preview: Tennessee at South Carolina South Carolina has been the biggest surprise during SEC play thus far and will try to send an even bigger shockwave through the league when it hosts top-ranked Tennessee on Tuesday. The Volunteers have won 14 straight contests, one shy of matching the longest streak in program history. To play this game at FanPicks…click here Tennessee hasn’t lost since Nov. 23 against Kansas, and 11…

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NCAA Basketball Duke Blue Devils vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview

January 27, 2019

Preview: Duke at Notre Dame Duke shoots for its fourth consecutive win on Monday night as it visits struggling Notre Dame in a nationally-televised game. The Fighting Irish have lost four straight and own just one victory in conference play. To play this game at FanPicks…click here The Blue Devils did not look like the No. 2 team in the country for 20-plus minutes on Saturday afternoon, but something clicked…

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NCAA Basketball Michigan Wolverines vs Indiana Hoosiers Preview

January 24, 2019

Preview: Michigan at Indiana Sixth-ranked Michigan looks to regain its scoring touch when it visits Indiana on Friday in a Big Ten game. The Wolverines are coming off their worst shooting performance since Nov. 23, 2016 as they finished 33.9 percent from the field, but managed to pull out a 59-57 victory against Minnesota on Tuesday after being held to a season-low points total in a 64-54 setback to Wisconsin…

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NCAA Basketball Washington Huskies vs Oregon Ducks Preview

January 24, 2019

Preview: Washington at Oregon Washington puts its undefeated Pac-12 record on the line at Oregon on Thursday in a matchup involving the two best scoring defenses in the conference. The Huskies are trying for their first 6-0 start in the Pac-12 since 1983-84, and have outscored their opponents by 100 points during a seven-game winning streak – their longest since starting 11-0 in 2014-15. To play this game at FanPicks…click…

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NCAA Basketball Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Preview

January 22, 2019

Preview: Tennessee at Vanderbilt Tennessee plays its first game as the No. 1 team in the nation when the Volunteers go after a 13th straight victory Wednesday night at struggling rival Vanderbilt in an SEC contest. Tennessee won its first four league games by an average of 25 points before holding on to edge Alabama 71-68 at home on Saturday to vault into the No. 1 spot for the first…

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NCAA Basketball Duke Blue Devils vs Pittsburgh Panthers Preview

January 22, 2019

Preview: Duke at Pittsburgh First-year Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel has quickly shown the ability to not only attract high-level freshmen to his program but also coax the best out of them, just like close friend and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. At least a handful of the best rookies in the ACC will take the floor Tuesday when the Panthers host the second-ranked Blue Devils in the first-ever meeting between Capel…

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NCAA Michigan Wolverines vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview

January 18, 2019

No. 2 Michigan puts perfection on line in Madison Michigan has already made some major history this season. The Wolverines try to build on a growing legacy with a trip to Wisconsin on Saturday. To play this game at FanPicks…click here No. 2 Michigan’s 17-0 record ranks as its best ever start. It can set a new program record for longest winning streak in a season if they defeat the…

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NCAA Basketball Oregon Ducks vs Arizona Wildcats Preview

January 17, 2019

Preview: Oregon at Arizona Chase Jeter completed his general studies degree in December at Arizona, but the Duke transfer’s basketball career with the Wildcats is just getting started as they host Oregon on Thursday for a Pac-12 contest. Jeter, a 6-10 junior center, recorded a career-high 23 points and nine rebounds while shooting 8-for-11 from the field in an 87-65 victory at California on Saturday, and received a compliment from…

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