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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tonight's Games To Watch

Minnesota (2-1) vs. St. John's (2-0) 7PM, New York, NY, ESPNU

St. John's and their fans have been begging to get back to prime time. This is a game the Johnnies must win in order to do so. It won't be easy. St. John's has had a light schedule so far, while Minnesota has tested itself already in a loss to Louisville. This should come down to the wire. Expect the Garden to play a role for the Red Storm. Prediction: St. John's 67, Minnesota 66.

Pittsburgh (2-2) vs. Kansas State (3-2) 7:30PM, Lahaina, HI, ESPN2

Pitt has struggled so far this season and is coming off a sound beating from San Diego State. K State gave Arizona all they could handle yesterday and looks to be a little further along than Pitt right now. Prediction: K State 66, Pitt 56.

Florida (2-1) vs. Georgetown (3-0) 9:30PM, Nassau, Bahamas

If you can find this on TV, more power to you. It should be a good one. Florida has been short-handed, missing multiple players due to injuries, some of who may or may not play tonight. However, it's still Florida and Billy Donovan, so you can bet they will be competitive, regardless. GTown has yet to play anyone of significance, so this will be a barometer game for them. The Hoyas do have more fire power than they had last year, with the return of Josh Smith and some talented freshmen, led by L.J. Peak. Prediction: GTown 66, Florida 62.

#9 Gonzaga (3-0) vs. Georgia (3-1) 9:30PM, New York, NY, ESPN2

Gonzaga is super talented this year and has looked dominant. Just ask poor St. Joe's who traveled up to Spokane only to be obliterated, 94-42. Georgia has NCAA Tourney aspirations, but the season didn't start as they would've liked, losing at Georgia Tech on opening night. Prediction: Gonzaga 81, Georgia 64.

#16 San Diego State (5-0) vs #6 Arizona (5-0) 10PM, Lahaina, HI, ESPN

The match-up of the night is one with two undefeated teams that play a lot alike. Both play rugged half court defense that keeps opponents' field goal percentage down. The main difference between these two squads is that Arizona has superior talent on the offensive end. Expect that to put the Wildcats over the top, again. Prediction: Arizona 70, SDSU 65.

Other games to peek at:

Richmond (2-1) vs. NC State (4-0) 7PM, Raleigh, NC, ESPN3
Wisconsin GB (2-1) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (4-0) 8:30PM, Estero, FL
Northwestern (5-0) vs. Northern Iowa (5-0) 9:30PM, Riviera Maya, Mexico, CBSS
Oklahoma State (4-0) vs. Tulsa (3-1) 11:30PM, Las Vegas, NV, ESPN2

Other Top 25 Games:
UAB (1-2) vs #1 Wisconsin (4-0) 7PM, Nassau, Bahamas
Cleveland State (1-2) vs #3 Louisville (4-0) 7PM, Louisville, KY, ESPN3
Campbell (0-2) vs #15 Ohio State (3-0) 7PM, Columbus, OH, BTN
VMI (1-2) vs #25 West Virginia (5-0) 7:30PM, Charleston, WV, ROOT

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