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College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 2, 2014

Villanova hosts Marquette on this Sunday, and everyone hopes the refs don't decide the rematch. Also, Iowa looks to stop its skid, and Arizona can claim the outright Pac-12 title. All that and more on a busy Sunday.

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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

Marquette Golden Eagles (17-11, 9-6 Big East) at Villanova Wildcats (25-3, 13-2), 2 p.m. (CBS)

Yesterday, Xavier defeated Creighton to give itself a bubble boost, while diminishing the chances for the Bluejays to earn the Big East crown. This afternoon, a Marquette win would be a boon to the Golden Eagles' hopes, while simultaneously re-leveling the top of the race. Note that Nova won the first meeting after overtime in Milwaukee, following one of the more controversial block/charge calls on the season.

Purdue Boilermakers (15-13, 5-10 Big Ten) at Iowa Hawkeyes (19-9, 8-7), 2 p.m. (BTN)

Playing their fourth game in nine days, the Hawkeyes welcome the Boilermakers with the goal of snapping a three-game losing streak that has seen them fall from potential protected seed contender to possibly 8/9 game contestant.

Canisius Golden Griffins (20-10, 14-5 MAAC) at Manhattan Jaspers (21-7, 14-5), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Between the Golden Griffins, Jaspers, and Quinnipiac (at Marist today), the race to finish second behind Iona in the MAAC will be settled today. The unlucky team of the three will earn the No. 4 seed and potentially have to face the Gaels in the semifinal.

Stanford Cardinal (18-9, 9-6 Pac-12) at Arizona Wildcats (26-2, 13-2), 8 p.m. (ESPNU)

On Wednesday, the Wildcats blew out California, gaining some revenge for their loss in Berkeley. Tonight, they'll look to improve on the three-point win earned in Palo Alto. An Arizona loss would keep UCLA's slim hopes for a share of the Pac-12 title alive, though the Wildcats have the No. 1 seed in Las Vegas regardless.

Other Viewing Options

DePaul Blue Demons (11-18, 3-13 Big East) at St. John's Red Storm (18-11, 8-8), 12 p.m. (CBS SN)
Wisconsin Badgers (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten) at Penn State Nittany Lions (14-14, 5-10), 12 p.m. (BTN)
Maryland Terrapins (15-13, 7-8 ACC) at Clemson Tigers (17-10, 8-7), 1 p.m. (ACC Network*/ESPN3)
George Mason Patriots (10-17, 3-10 A 10) at George Washington Colonials (20-7, 8-5), 1 p.m. (NBCSN)
Albany Great Danes (15-13, 9-6 AE) at Stony Brook Seawolves (20-9, 12-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN3)
Rider Broncs (13-15, 9-10 MAAC) at Iona Gaels (19-9, 16-3), 3 p.m. (ESPN3)
Ohio State Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten) at Indiana Hoosiers (16-12, 6-9), 4 p.m. (CBS)
South Alabama Jaguars (9-19, 3-12 Sun Belt) at Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns (18-10, 9-6), 4 p.m. (CSS/CST/ESPN3)
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (13-15, 4-11 ACC) at Florida State Seminoles (16-11, 7-8), 6 p.m. (ESPNU)
New Mexico Lobos (22-5, 13-2 MW) at Nevada Wolf Pack (13-15, 8-7), 6 p.m. (ESPN3)
Oregon State Beavers (15-12, 7-8 Pac-12) at UCLA Bruins (21-7, 10-5), 9 p.m. (FS1)

Out of this group, you will most want to pay attention to the games involving bubble teams St. John's (who should handle DePaul at Madison Square Garden) and Florida State (who should do the same with struggling Georgia Tech). Also, a loss for Clemson against Maryland would all but doom the Tigers to the NIT, particularly after a midweek loss to Wake Forest.

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