After a busy Wednesday and Thursday of action, Friday features just four televised games, three of which feature mid-major conference contenders.
Fairfield Stags at Loyola (MD) Greyhounds, ESPNU (7 p.m. ET)
The Stags look to move 6-0 in the Metro Atlantic, the conference they were projected to win in the preseason.
KenPom.com prediction: Stags 64-59, 65 poss.
Valparaiso Crusaders at Wright St. Raiders, ESPN3 (7 p.m. ET)
Since Butler has a national profile, this matchup of 4-1 Horizon League teams has been a bit ignored. The Raiders, in particular, have a lot to play for as they host the Bulldogs on Sunday.
KenPom.com prediction: Raiders 64-60, 62 poss.
Mercer Bears at Stetson Hatters, CSS/ESPN3/Full Court (7 p.m. ET)
The Hatters currently sit at 3-3 in the Atlantic Sun, while the Bears have won just once in five league contests.
KenPom.com prediction: Bears 69-68, 68 poss.
Butler Bulldogs at Detroit Titans, ESPNU (9 p.m. ET)
The Bulldogs hope their trip to Detroit and Dayton goes a bit better than their last excursion, when they were hammered by Milwaukee. For many, this will be the first opportunity to see Titans' guard Ray McCallum, Jr. since early this season.
KenPom.com prediction: Bulldogs 75-69, 68 poss.
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