The Tuesday's schedule is highlighted by SEC action, both in and out of the league, and a key ACC bubble game. In short, it's not an overwhelming night of action, but there are five games in particular to keep an eye on. More on them after the jump.
Early Evening (ET)
HD TV: Xavier Musketeers at Georgia Bulldogs, ESPNU (7 p.m. ET)
It's a rare early February non-conference game for both, though the Musketeers visited Florida around this time last year. A win over the Gators was the jump Xavier needed, as they ended up in the Sweet Sixteen just a few weeks later. While both teams could use a win to boost their profiles, a victory may help Georgia a bit more, as their hopes have taken a hit of late, thanks to the SEC grind.
KenPom.com prediction: Bulldogs 71-67, 65 poss.
SD TV: Indiana Hoosiers at Purdue Boilermakers, ESPN/ESPN3 (7 p.m. ET)
The Boilermakers are currently tied with Wisconsin for second in the Big Ten. Those two teams, and still unbeaten Ohio State, are the only three teams who are over .500 in the league at the moment. Even though Indiana is playing far better lately, expect Purdue to pad its record further tonight.
KenPom.com prediction: Boilermakers 76-63, 66 poss.
Laptop: North Florida Ospreys at Jacksonville Dolphins, CSS/CST/ESPN3/Full Court (7:30 p.m. ET)
Both River City schools lost to Belmont late last week, but they gave the Bruins a bigger fight than most A-Sun teams have, as the Ospreys lost by just two on Saturday and the Dolphins fell by six on Thursday. Before you keep an eye on both in the conference tournament, you can check them out at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena tonight.
KenPom.com prediction: Dolphins 69-60, 68 poss.
Late Evening (ET)
HD TV: Boston College Eagles at Clemson Tigers, ESPNU (9 p.m. ET)
This is a crucial matchup between two of the four 5-4 teams in the ACC. The Eagles find themselves in the field right now because of a stronger non-conference performance (yes, even with losses to Yale, Rhode Island, and Harvard). Clemson is going to make a run through the league to get in the field of 68, and topping the Eagles would boost their case a bit.
KenPom.com prediction: Tigers 73-63, 61 poss.
SD TV: Tennessee Volunteers at Kentucky Wildcats, ESPN (9 p.m. ET)
It's the ninth game of the conference season for both teams, which means Bruce Pearl returns for the Volunteers, orange blazer in tow. Both squads are chasing Florida in the SEC East, and a loss would actually drop Kentucky under .500 in the conference. However, that's not likely to happen, since this game isn't in Knoxville.
KenPom.com prediction: Wildcats 76-63, 68 poss.
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