Saturday marks one of the biggest days of the college basketball season to date, with a pair of ranked vs ranked matchups and a number of bubble battles. Check out the official Crazy Sports Dude college basketball Saturday viewing guide for February 20th, 2020.
|TIME (ET)||MUST-WATCH||SECOND SCREEN||KEEP AN EYE|
|12||michigan state @ indiana – espn||georgia tech @ miami – ACC RSN||UCF @ Tulane – espn2|
|2||#15 texas tech @ #23 Kansas – espn||uconn @ #10 villanova – fox (1)||#20 missouri @ South carolina – espn2|
|4||#13 west virginia @ #12 texas – abc (3)||#5 illinois @ minnesota – fox (3:30)||#16 florida state @ pittsburgh – acc rsn|
|6||louisville @ north carolina – espn||Arizona @ #17 USC – FOX||seton hall @ georgetown – cbssn (5:30)|
|8||#7 virginia @ Duke – espn||colorado state @ nevada – Fs1 (8:30)||south dakota state @ north dakota state – espn3 (8:30)|
|10||arizona state @ ucla – espn2||utah @ oregon – Pac-12 network (9)||Csu bakersfield @ uc santa barbara – espn3|
The day kicks off with a very light noon slate due to the blockbuster Florida State vs Virginia Tech matchup being canceled. Indiana, a bubble team currently rising in my bracketology, will look to avoid being pulled back down to earth as the Hoosiers host Michigan State.
At 1, UConn, another bubble team, has a shot to get a massive resume-building victory against Villanova, and an hour later, Texas Tech and Kansas will square off in a game between two teams fighting to get a coveted top-four seed in March Madness. Over on ESPN2, once-mighty Missouri will look to stop a three-game skid @ Tom Crean’s Georgia Bulldogs.
At 3, we are blessed with the rare ABC college basketball game, and it is a big one, as West Virginia and Texas will go to battle. The loser of that one will be essentially eliminated from the race to be the #2 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Tournament. At 3:30, Minnesota, a once ranked team now plummeting onto the bubble will look to pick up a big resume booster against Illinois. At 4, Florida State looks to stay in the ACC Title race against a tricky Pitt squad.
At 6, North Carolina hopes to rebound from a tough loss last Saturday as they face Louisville, and USC looks to continue their journey towards the Pac-12 crown facing Arizona. A half an hour earlier, bubble team Seton Hall travels to DC to play Georgetown in a must-not-lose game for their tournament chances.
In primetime, a Duke team that is on fire right now hopes to keep their slim NCAA Tournament chances alive as they face Virginia. Over on FS1, Colorado State looks to stay on the right side of the bubble @ Nevada, and on ESPN3, the top two teams in the Summit League face off, as it will be North Dakota State against South Dakota State.
Arizona State-UCLA and Oregon-Utah are the late-night #Pac12AfterDark clashes. Both UCLA and Oregon would be in the NCAA Tournament field for now, but both need to avoid taking on too many losses. If the Pac-12 isn’t weird enough for you, Big West favorite UC Santa Barbara, winners of ten in a row, hosts Cal State Bakersfield, one of the deepest and most experienced teams in the country over on ESPN3.