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Saturday 2/11

Seton Hall (15-8) @ St. John’s (11-14) – 12PM ET, CBS Sports Network

The Pick: Seton Hall

NC State (14-11) @ Wake Forest (14-10) – 12PM ET, ACC Network

The Pick: Wake Forest

Texas A&M (13-10) @ #17Florida (19-5) – 12PM ET, ESPN2

The Pick: Florida

Marquette (15-9) @ Georgetown (13-12) – 12PM ET, FOX

The Pick: Georgetown

Kansas State (16-8) @ #13West Virginia (19-5) – 12PM ET, ESPN

K-State suffered a tough home loss on Monday in a 74-71 defeat at the hands of in-state rival Kansas. The Wildcats will have a chance to avenge that loss against #13 West Virginia on Saturday. To do that they will need Kamau Stokes to go off like he has done at times throughout the year. On the other side, the Mountaineers have won four of their last five, and will come into this game trying to avenge a loss to Kansas State earlier this year. I see the Mountaineers and their high-powered offense edging out a scrappy Kansas State team that won’t be able to overcome West Virginia’s press defense.

The Pick: West Virginia

Syracuse (16-9) @ Pittsburgh (13-11) – 1PM ET, ACC Network

The Pick: Pittsburgh

#15Kentucky (19-5) @ Alabama (14-9) – 1PM ET, CBS

The Pick: Kentucky

Clemson (13-10) @ #18Duke (19-5) – 1PM ET, ACC Network

The Pick: Duke

Penn State (13-2) @ Illinois (14-11) -2PM ET, BTN

The Pick: Illinois

#3Kansas (21-3) @ Texas Tech (16-8) – 2PM ET, ESPN

The Pick: Kansas

Miami (16-7) @ #4Louisville (19-5) – 2PM ET, ESPN2

The Pick: Louisville

TCU (17-7) @ #6Baylor (21-3) – 2PM ET, ESPNU

The Pick: Baylor

#2Villanova (23-2) @ #24Xavier (18-6) – 2:30PM ET, FOX

Should Gonzaga lose to St. Mary’s late on Sunday, the #1 overall ranking will be Villanova’s if they win this game. But they will have to go through the #24 ranked Musketeers on the road. Xavier has won four straight games, including a win over a very good Creighton team. However, the defending champion’s depth is second to none, and while this matchup would seem even, Xavier will be without PG Edmond Summer, which I think gives Villanova the edge to add a big resume boosting road win.

The Pick: Villanova

Texas (10-14) @ Oklahoma State (15-9) – 4PM ET, ESPN2

The Pick: Oklahoma State

Ohio State (15-10) @ #21Maryland (20-4) – 4PM ET, ESPN

The Pick: Maryland

#22Butler (19-5) @ Providence (14-11) – 4PM ET, CBS Sports Network

The Pick: Butler

Georgia (13-11) @ Tennessee (14-10) – 4PM ET, ESPNU

The Pick: Tennessee

Auburn (16-8) @ Ole Miss (14-10) – 6PM ET, SEC Network

The Pick: Ole Miss

Iowa (14-11) @ Michigan State (14-10) – 6PM ET, BTN

The Pick: Michigan State

Oklahoma (8-15) @ Iowa State (14-9) – 6PM ET, ESPN2

The Pick: Iowa State

#14Florida State (21-4) @ Notre Dame (18-7) – 6PM ET, ESPN

In my opinion, the biggest game of the weekend is not Gonzaga-St. Mary’s, but this ACC clash. Notre Dame is reeling, having lost five straight games that were against top-25 opponents or on the road. This one will be at home, so it will give the Irish a chance to rebound, but it is certainly against a ranked team, in fact, Florida State moved up to the projected 1-seed in the ACC Tournament by KenPom on Thursday Night, and right now, they are definitely a sleeper team to get a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament as well. I see Notre Dame continuing to reel, as Dwayne Bacon carries FSU to a win.

The Pick: Florida State

#19South Carolina (19-5) @ Mississippi State (14-9) – 8PM ET, ESPN2

The Pick: South Carolina

#1Gonzaga (25-0) @ #20Saint Mary’s (22-2) – 8:15PM ET, ESPN

Gonzaga takes a 27 game regular season winning streak into Moraga, California for a top 20 showdown against the only team standing in their way of a number one seed, the St. Mary’s Gaels. This will be by far the biggest game ever played in the McKeon Pavillion, as College Gameday will be on hand. The Gaels only two losses come against UT-Arlington, and of course, against this Gonzaga team on the road. The fans will be going crazy in Moraga, but there is a reason that Gonzaga won the first matchup between these two schools by 23, it’ll be closer, but Gonzaga will do it again.

The Pick: Gonzaga

California (18-6) @ #9Arizona (22-3) – 10PM ET, ESPN2

The Pick: Arizona

#5Oregon (21-4) @ USC (21-4) – 10:30PM ET, Pac12 Network

The Pick: Oregon

Sunday 2/11

Michigan (15-9) @ Indiana (15-10)  – 1PM ET, CBS

The Pick: Indiana

#11Cincinnati (22-2) @ #25SMU (21-4) – 4PM ET, ESPN

A Top-25 battle in the AAC will take center stage as a prequel to the fantastic upcoming week in basketball. Cincinnati is riding a 15 game winning streak, and hasn’t lost since December 10th. A win here would essentially lock up the #1 seed in the AAC tournament for the Bearcats, as they already beat the Mustangs 66-64 in the first matchup between these two squads. If the Bearcats do fall though, SMU will move up to #1 in the conference with a win here, and the Mustangs are 14-0 at the Moody Coliseum, I don’t see them giving up their first home loss here.

The Pick: SMU

#12Virginia (18-5) @ Virginia Tech (16-7) – 6:30PM ET, ESPNU

The Pick: Virginia

Northwestern (18-6) @ 7Wisconsin (21-3) – 6:30PM ET, BTN

The Pick: Wisconsin

 

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