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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: Notre Dame at Duke

January 29, 2018

Notre Dame at Duke Fourth-ranked Duke won’t have too long to think about its first home loss in ACC play this season as injury-plagued Notre Dame pays a visit Monday night for another league battle. The Blue Devils trailed by 10 at halftime and a rally fell short in the 65-63 home loss to second-ranked Virginia on Saturday, ending their streak of 80 or more points at 16 straight games….

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: Minnesota at Maryland

January 18, 2018

Minnesota at Maryland Maryland is eager to get back on the court after suffering a dramatic letdown in the final seconds of a loss to Michigan on Monday, and they are motivated to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The Terrapins will try to execute better and avoid a third consecutive loss when they host Minnesota on Thursday in a Big Ten contest. Maryland was on the verge of winning…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: Seton Hall at Creighton

January 17, 2018

Seton Hall at Creighton Getting its offense back on track should be the first order of business for Creighton if it hopes to come away from Wednesday’s Big East home game against No. 19 Seton Hall with a victory. The Bluejays put forth one of their worst offensive performances of the season in Saturday’s loss to No. 12 Xavier, but will have a chance to avenge an earlier loss at…

Read More >>

NBA Preview: Kentucky at South Carolina

January 16, 2018

Kentucky at South Carolina Injuries and illness are starting to catch up with Kentucky, but the results have been pretty healthy so far. The 16th-ranked Wildcats look to win for the sixth time in seven games Tuesday when they visit South Carolina in SEC play. Kentucky’s Quade Green (back) sat out the last two games while Tai Wynyard (back) has missed four straight, limiting the Wildcats’ options Saturday in a…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: Wisconsin at Purdue

January 16, 2018

Wisconsin at Purdue Purdue puts its No. 3 national ranking, its share of the Big Ten lead and Division I’s second-longest win streak on the line Tuesday when it hosts Wisconsin. The Badgers were depleted by graduation in the offseason and have further been hampered by injuries, particularly in the backcourt, and given their current struggles at 9-9 overall, they are in definite danger of missing out on the NCAA…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: Kansas at West Virginia

January 15, 2018

Kansas at West Virginia The Big 12 is atop the national conference RPI rankings, and four ranked teams currently share the lead with 4-1 records. Two of those four clash in an ESPN Big Monday matchup as No. 2 West Virginia hosts No. 12 Kansas. The Mountaineers entered last weekend with the nation’s longest win streak with 15 straight victories, but saw an 11-point lead slip away in the final…

Read More >>

CBB Preview: DePaul at Marquette

January 15, 2018

DePaul at Marquette Marquette can shoot the basketball with any team in Division I – but its hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament will rest on its ability to prevent opposing teams from doing the same. The Golden Eagles look to bounce back from a humbling loss to Butler when it hosts DePaul on Monday. Marquette’s tournament chances took a decent hit – at least according to the BPI –…

Read More >>