Welcome to the last two days of the regular season … which are appropriately enough loaded with top games. Some games today, though, that aren’t getting the top billing are more important for the long-term. Many teams need key wins to get off the tournament bubble. Others are looking for convincing wins to strengthen their tournament resumes. So while the Duke/North Carolina, Kansas/Oklahoma, and Virginia/Louisville games are outstanding, don’t forget about these games either. Our recommendation? Settle in for an outstanding day of college hoops.
It’s the last full weekend of the regular season as mid-major and low-major conferences begin their conference tournaments next week. And the slate of games doesn’t disappoint. There are two huge games in the Big 12 (but aren’t we saying that every weekend?), a late-night special in the WCC and a Big East battle that has all the makings of an instant classic. Grab your popcorn and settle in for a day of fantastic hoops.
We’re out of the Top 5, but there’s no lack of talent left to study. Jay Wright’s Villanova team has bounced back from a few dark years to find themselves ranked in the Top 10 in the AP poll. This Philadelphian university and its fans are hopeful, so let’s find out why.