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College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 25, 2014

Florida can clinch a share of the SEC title; Wichita State faces one last road test on its quest for a perfect regular season; and plenty of bubble teams are in action on a busy Tuesday night.

Peter Aiken

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.


Virginia Tech Hokies (9-17, 2-12) at Duke Blue Devils (22-6, 11-4), 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Clemson Tigers (17-9, 8-6) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (14-13, 4-10), 7 p.m. (ACC RSNs*/ESPN3)

The Blue Devils should easily pick up their sixth win in seven outings against a Hokie team that hasn't won an ACC road game all season, while the Tigers, still very much in contention, will look to hand the fading Demon Deacons an eighth straight loss.

Atlantic 10

Dayton Flyers (19-8, 7-5) at St. Joseph's Hawks (19-7, 9-3), 7 p.m. (CBS SN)

The Flyers have rattled off a half-dozen wins in a row to get back into picture, and tonight they'll look to avenge a three-point home loss to the Hawks, the final defeat of a four-game skid. Meanwhile, St. Joe's has used a four-game streak of its own to jump into a slightly more secure position. A loss tonight would change all of that.

Big 12

Kansas State Wildcats (18-9, 8-6) at Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-14, 5-9), 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Given that the Wildcats have only won at winless TCU Horned Frogs on their Big 12 travels, tonight's game in Lubbock could be more of a challenge than expected, even if the Red Raiders have dropped three in a row during a brutal stretch in their schedule.

Big East

Xavier Musketeers (18-9, 8-6) at St. John's Red Storm (18-10, 8-7), 7 p.m. (FS1)
Seton Hall Pirates (14-13, 5-9) at DePaul Blue Demons (10-18, 2-13), 9 p.m. (FS1)

Tonight's main event in the Big East is a showdown at MSG between a pair of squads fighting for their NCAA lives The Musketeers opened up the conference season with a 10-point win over the Red Storm back on December 31st. That defeat began the five-game losing streak that has the Johnnies in such a tenuous position.

Big Ten

Iowa Hawkeyes (19-7, 8-5) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-11, 6-9), 7 p.m. (BTN)
Indiana Hoosiers (15-11, 5-8) at Wisconsin Badgers (22-5, 9-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN)

The Hawkeyes play the first of a pair of road games in a 48-hour span in Minneapolis, where the Golden Gophers, losers of two in a row, are in desperate need of a late quality win. Iowa handled Minnesota easily back on January 19th, winning 94-73, and Richard Pitino's team has won just three of its nine games since. Later, the Hoosiers will be challenged to complete a season sweep of the Badgers, considering January 14th's loss in Bloomington started their 1-5 lull, which has since been transformed into a five-game winning streak.

Mountain West

Utah State Aggies (15-12, 5-10) at New Mexico Lobos (21-5, 12-2), 9 p.m. (CBS SN)
Air Force Falcons (10-15, 4-10) at Wyoming Cowboys (17-10, 8-6), 9 p.m. (ROOT Sports*/MWN, streaming directly at SB Nation's Mountain West Connection)
San Jose State Spartans (7-19, 1-13) at San Diego State Aztecs (23-3, 12-2), 11 p.m. (CBS SN)

The Mountain West co-leaders will each look to complete season sweeps of their opponents at home this evening. Note that the Spartans have not played for a solid week since picking up their first Mountain West win at Nevada Wolf Pack.


Florida Gators (25-2, 14-0) at Vanderbilt Commodores (15-11, 7-7), 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Missouri Tigers (19-8, 7-7) at Georgia Bulldogs (15-11, 9-5), 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

A win in Nashville would clinch at least a share of a second straight SEC title for the Gators; however, the last time that UF was ranked first in the country, it promptly lost at Memorial Gym. Later, Mizzou will attempt to avenge a six-point overtime home loss to the Bulldogs that played a significant role in propelling Georgia to third place in the SEC. Much like the situation Tennessee faced in traveling to College Station on Saturday, the Tigers cannot afford to a sweep at the hands of the Bulldogs if they want to remain a serious at-large contender.


Valparaiso Crusaders (17-12, 9-5 Horizon) at Wright State Raiders (16-13, 6-8 Horizon), 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Youngstown State Penguins (15-14, 6-8 Horizon) at Cleveland State Vikings (19-10, 10-4), 7 p.m. (Horizon League Network)
Longwood Lancers (8-21, 3-11 Big South) at Liberty Flames (10-19, 4-10), 7 p.m. (Flames Sports Network/MASN/ESPN3)
UIC Flames (5-23, 0-14 Horizon) at Milwaukee Panthers (16-12, 6-8), 8 p.m. (Horizon League Network)
Wichita State Shockers (29-0, 16-0 MVC) at Bradley Braves (12-17, 7-9), 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

The main attraction out of this group of games is Wichita State's continued quest for regular season perfection. However, Cleveland State and Valparaiso each have crucial games in the race for the second seed in the Horizon League Tournament.

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