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Sunday Preview: Big Ten battle and more

Posted on: February 27, 2011 10:06 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 2:00 pm
 


Posted by Eric Angevine

Purdue @ Michigan State, 1:00 p.m. ET, ESPN: Gary Parrish does a good job of breaking this one down in the video above. The Spartans have obviously cooked their own goose this season, but they can still play spoiler in the Big Ten and show that there's no quit in Michigan State.

UConn @ Cincinnati, 12:00 p.m., ESPNU: You wouldn't think it with all the hype surrounding Kemba Walker's POY candidacy, but the Bearcats are actually in better position in the Big East race. They currently sit at sixth in the league standings at 9-6, while the Huskies have dropped to a barely tenable 8-7. If Cincy wins and Louisville loses, they'll be tied at 10-6, just behind Syracuse in fifth place.

Xavier @ Dayton, 1:00 p.m., ESPN2: I covered this on Friday. If Dayton can win, it gets to stay on the bubble, and may even end up hosting a First Four game in its own arena if it hold form into the postseason. If the Flyers lose, it's back to the NIT unless they win the A-10 auto bid.

Pitt @ Louisville, 2:00 p.m., CBS: This is the marquee game of the day, so it's fitting that it comes last on the schedule. When the other games are over, even fans of the day's other combatants can turn and watch the rest of this heavyweight matchup. Louisville has a chance to restructure the Big East standings a bit with a home win. Pitt's job is to keep rolling to what it hopes will be a pair of No. 1 seeds -- in the Big East tourney and in the NCAAs.

 
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