It's an interesting, but not overly packed Sunday schedule, which features a key Big Ten-Big East non-conference tilt and intriguing matchups in the Big East, Pac-10, and Horizon League. Details after the jump.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish at St. John's Red Storm, Big East Network/MSG/MASN/FS Ohio/ESPN3/Full Court (12 p.m. ET)
After consecutive losses at Notre Dame and in the Garden to Syracuse, the resurgent Red Storm have fully experienced the difficulties of Big East play. They can get back on track by avenging last week's loss to the Irish.
KenPom.com prediction: Fighting Irish 69-68, 65 poss.
Purdue Boilermakers at West Virginia Mountaineers, CBS (1:30 p.m. ET)
Both teams are looking to shore up their NCAA credentials. This would be a marquee non-conference win for the Boilermakers, as their best current win is at Virginia Tech. Meanwhile, WVU looks to continue to bounce back from an early two-game Big East losing streak. Curiously, this is the first of two non-league tests for the Mountaineers this week, as they take on Marshall in Charleston on Wednesday.
KenPom.com prediction: Boilermakers 67-66, 65 poss.
Butler Bulldogs at Wright St. Raiders, WNDY/Horizon League Network/ESPN3/Full Court (6 p.m. ET)
The Bulldogs look to sweep their road trip after they hammered Detroit Friday night. The Raiders meanwhile fell to Valparaiso, who currently sits in a tie atop the Horizon with Butler. Keep an eye on Khyle Marshall and Andrew Smith, who are really coming into their own in the frontcourt, providing Matt Howard with some needed help.
KenPom.com prediction: Bulldogs 65-62, 61 poss.
California Golden Bears at Washington Huskies, FSN (10 p.m. ET)
A sweep of the Washington schools would do wonders for Cal's tournament hopes, while the Huskies will slide back toward the bubble with a second straight loss.
KenPom.com prediction: Huskies 80-71, 74 poss.
Valparaiso Crusaders at Detroit Titans, FS Detroit/FCS Atlantic/Horizon League Network (1 p.m. ET)
The Crusaders look to keep pace (or even pass) Butler in the Horizon race. Valpo will have to deal with Eli Holman inside this afternoon. The Titan big man was someone Butler didn't need to contend with in their easy win Friday.
KenPom.com prediction: Crusaders 71-70, 70 poss.
Akron Zips at Buffalo Bulls, STO/ESPN3/Full Court (2 p.m. ET)
It's a MAC East game between two contenders (and really, given how tight that division always is, who isn't a contender?), so expect the unexpected...maybe even multiple overtimes.
KenPom.com prediction: Bulls 71-65, 69 poss.
Holy Cross Crusaders at Bucknell Bison. CBS College (2 p.m. ET)
This game gets a late promotion because it's for first in the Patriot League. The seed difference for the conference between the 11-7 Bison and 3-13 Crusaders would be significant, however.
KenPom.com prediction: Bison 71-58, 64 poss.
North Carolina Tar Heels at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, FSN (7:45 p.m. ET)
The Heels should have no trouble with a bad Tech team, but given the team's relative youth, who knows.
KenPom.com prediction: Tar Heels 78-69, 77 poss.
For broadcast information for games slated to be aired regionally, like Creighton at Indiana State, Eastern Washington at Montana State, and St. Bonaventure at Rhode Island, visit Matt Sarz's College Sports on TV site. Another good resource is the schedule page at BB State.
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