College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 16, 2014

Mitchell Leff

The Big Ten and Big East take center stage on this Sunday, which falls exactly one month before Selection Sunday. Crucial matchups are on tap for title contenders and bubble teams from both conferences.

All TV info is courtesy Matt's College Sports on TV site. He has many more games listed, particularly ones broadcast only on local channels and in-house cable sports/local interest channels that are not widely available nationwide. You'll also want to check out his listings for information on which conference regional matchups and CSN, FSN, and Root Sports contests (all games listed in these posts marked with an *) are available on which affiliates.

All times are Eastern.

Marquee Games

Wisconsin Badgers (20-5, 7-5) at Michigan Wolverines (18-6, 10-2), 1 p.m. (CBS)

The Wolverines rose back up to the two line on Friday's bracket, and they'll certainly remain there if they complete a season sweep of the Badgers this afternoon. Meanwhile, Wisconsin returned to the protected seed picture with a Thursday night win over Minnesota. They'll stay there with a split.

Villanova Wildcats (22-2, 10-1) at Creighton Bluejays (20-4, 10-2), 5 p.m. (FS1)

When these two last met on January 20th in Philadelphia, Ethan Wragge and the Bluejays put on a show from beyond the arc, en route to a 28-point blowout win. This evening, they'll attempt a repeat in front of what will surely be a raucous CenturyLink Center crowd, particularly since first place is on the line.

Minnesota Golden Gophers (16-9, 5-7) at Northwestern Wildcats (12-13, 5-7), 6 p.m. (BTN)

The Wildcats can complete a surprising season sweep of the Golden Gophers, who have dropped four of their last five. Such a result would not help Minnesota's efforts to avoid the NIT.

Georgetown Hoyas (15-9, 6-6) at St. John's Red Storm (16-9, 6-6), 7 p.m. (FS1)

The Hoyas walloped the Red Storm by 17 in the second Big East game for both, back on January 4th. That was the second loss in a five-game skid for the Johnnies -- they've gone 7-1 since that streak mercifully ended. Meanwhile, the Hoyas proceeded to drop six of seven after defeating SJU, though they've now won four on the trot. Someone cools off tonight.

Other Viewing Options

Bryant Bulldogs (16-9, 8-2) at Wagner Seahawks (12-11, 6-4), 12 p.m. (CBS SN)
Wright State Raiders (14-13, 6-6) at Oakland Golden Grizzlies (10-17, 5-7), 1 p.m. (Horizon League Network)
SMU Mustangs (20-5, 9-3) at Temple Owls (6-17, 1-10), 2 p.m. (CBS SN) 
Lipscomb Bisons (11-14, 6-8) at Kennesaw State Owls (5-21, 2-11), 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Oregon State Beavers (13-10, 5-6) at Oregon Ducks (15-8, 3-8), 3 p.m. (FS1)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-10, 5-6) at Michigan State Spartans (21-4, 10-2), 3 p.m. (BTN)
St. Francis-Brooklyn Terriers (15-10, 6-4) vs. LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds (7-16, 2-8) at Barclays Center, 4 p.m. (MSG/FCS Atlantic)
Wichita State Shockers (26-0, 13-0) at Evansville Aces (11-15, 4-9), 5 p.m. (FS Midwest/CSN Chicago/FCS Pacific/ESPN3)
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-15, 4-8) at Louisville Cardinals (20-4, 8-3), 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-12, 4-8) at Boston College Eagles (6-17, 2-8), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
Colorado Buffaloes (18-7, 7-5) at USC Trojans (10-14, 1-10), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Hofstra Pride (8-18, 4-7) at Drexel Dragons (13-11, 5-6), 8 p.m. (CSN*)

In Sunday's other action, Wichita State will look to pick up its 27th consecutive victory, Oregon can avoid a costly sweep by topping Oregon State in Eugene, and SMU and Louisville will attempt to keep pace with Cincinnati in the AAC race.

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