"I Know the Game Like I'm Reffing It"

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tonight's College Basketball Games To Watch

Last Night Recap:

Big Wins: Butler, 79-75 at Seton Hall; Miami, 90-74 at Duke; West Virginia, 86-65 vs. Oklahoma; Tulsa, 66-58 vs. UConn; South Carolina, 68-66 vs. Alabama.

Bad Losses: Minnesota, 77-75 vs. Iowa; Arkansas, 74-69 at Tennessee.

Tonight's Games:

#10 North Carolina (12-4) at North Carolina State (12-5) 7PM, Raleigh, NC, ESPN2

Both of these ACC teams are coming off big wins. The Tarheels snuck out of Chapel Hill with a 1-point win over Louisville, while the Wolfpack sent the suddenly reeling Blue Devils, reeling. Raleigh is never an easy place for UNC to play. Prediction: UNC 73, NC State 70.

St. John's (10-4) at #24 Providence (13-4) 7PM, Providence, RI, FS1

Speaking of reeling, the Johnnies are 0-3 in the Big East and obviously in desperate need of win. However, league foes are not usually so friendly, especially when you visit them. Providence, 3-1 in league play, has won 7 of their last 8, including two solid Big East wins last week. Prediction: Providence 67, St. John's 63.

#13 Iowa State (12-2) at Baylor (12-3) 9PM, Waco, TX, ESPNU

The Cyclones are coming off an impressive road victory over West Virginia and look primed to make a run at the Big 12 title. The always talented Bears are in their familiar position of ranked, but unproven. They are 1-2 in league play and don't really have a good win to speak of. Prediction: Iowa State 70, Baylor 66.

Other games of note...

Harvard (8-3) at Boston College (7-7) 7PM, Chestnut, Hill, MA, ESPN3
#9 Notre Dame (15-2) at Georgia Tech (9-6) 7PM, Atlanta, GA, ESPN3
Davidson (10-3) at Massachusetts (9-7) 7PM, Amherst, MA
LSU (12-3) at Mississippi (10-5) 7PM, Oxford, MS, SECN
SMU (11-4) at Temple (12-5) 7PM, Philadelphia, PA, CBSS
San Diego State (12-4) at Wyoming (13-2) 11PM, Laramie, WY, ESPN2

Other Top 25 games:

Rutgers (10-7) at #15 Maryland (15-2) 7PM, College Park, MD, BTN
Southern Illinois (7-10) at #17 Wichita State (13-2) 8PM, Wichita State, KS
Xavier (11-5) at #7 Villanova (15-1) 9PM, Villanova, PA, FS1

Vegas Pick (3-3):

Dayton -7.5 vs. LaSalle

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