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On The Menu: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day's arrival means that Selection Sunday is just four weeks away. Let's celebrate by partaking in an intriguing Sunday slate.

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Game information courtesy Matt College Sports on TV Website, which has even more games listed and more specific info on coverage for regional sports networks and American Sports Network telecasts.

All times listed are Eastern, adjust accordingly.


Pittsburgh Panthers (17-6, 6-5) at No. 9 North Carolina Tar Heels (20-4, 9-2), 1 p.m. (ACC Network Regional/ESPN3)
Syracuse Orange (17-8, 6-5) at Boston College Eagles (7-17, 0-11), 1 p.m. (ACC Network Regional/ESPN3)
No. 12 Miami Hurricanes (19-4, 8-3) at Florida State Seminoles (16-8, 6-6), 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

The Panthers, currently are on a two-game skid and look to be headed to the bubble, and I don't think they'll be able to stop the sliding in Chapel Hill, unless the Tar Heels are seriously looking ahead to Wednesday's game with rising Duke. At the same time, the Orange, who hit the road after completing a 4-0 homestand, will look for a repeat of their dominant 62-40 January 13th win over the Eagles in Chestnut Hill.

In the evening game, the Seminoles can earn a needed split of their season series with the Canes—and get over .500 in the ACC—by reversing the 13-point loss they suffered in Coral Gables, which was their third straight loss at the start of the conference season.

Big Ten

Indiana Hoosiers (20-5, 10-2) at No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (20-5, 7-5), 1 p.m. (CBS)
Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-18, 0-12) at No. 4 Iowa Hawkeyes (19-5, 10-2), 7:30 p.m. (BTN)

This is the only meeting of the regular season between the Hoosiers and Spartans, and if Indiana wins, Michigan State will be four games out of first with just five to play. Tom Crean's club last won at Breslin back in 2013.

It would be the upset of many, many years if the Golden Gophers manage to leave Carver-Hawkeye with a win today.


Washington State Cougars (9-15, 1-11) at Utah Utes (18-7, 7-5), 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Rocky Mountain, Washington)
No. 23 USC Trojans (18-6, 7-4) at No. 17 Arizona Wildcats (20-5, 8-4), 8 p.m. (FS1)
UCLA Bruins (13-11, 4-7) at Arizona State Sun Devils (14-11, 4-8), 8:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

In the afternoon game, the Utes should be able to defeat the Cougars at home and remain at the top of the chase pack, a game back of the two teams that will have four league losses at the close of play today, Oregon and the USC/Arizona winner. The Trojans head to Tucson needing a good performance after Friday night's loss in Tempe, but they'll find it difficult to complete a season sweep of the Wildcats, who have won four straight and appear to be rounding into form.

Up I-10 in Tempe, the Bruins' at-large hopes will be all but finished with a loss to the Sun Devils, who could jump them in the standings.

American Athletic

USF Bulls (5-20, 2-10) at Temple Owls (15-8, 10-3), 3 p.m. (CBSSN)

If the Owls win this one, as expected, they'll jump a half-game up on SMU in the American race.


New Hampshire Wildcats (15-9, 8-3) at Stony Brook Seawolves (21-4, 12-0), 2 p.m. (

Might this be a possible America East championship game preview? The Wildcats are a half-game behind Albany for second in the league, and both are three losses back of the Seawolves. However, Stony Brook, which is on a 17-game winning streak, won the first meeting in the other Durham by 30 back on January 16th.

Viewing Picks

Afternoon Tips

Indiana at Michigan State, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Pitt at North Carolina, 1 p.m. (ACC Network Regional/ESPN3)
New Hampshire at Stony Brook, 2 p.m. (
Washington State at Utah, 5 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks National, Rocky Mountain, Washington)
Syracuse at Boston College, 1 p.m. (ACC Network Regional/ESPN3)
USF at Temple, 3 p.m. (CBSSN)

Evening Tips

USC at Arizona, 8 p.m. (FS1)
Miami at Florida State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
UCLA at Arizona State, 8:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Minnesota at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. (BTN)

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