East Carolina is on the east coast. And Friday night's California-East Carolina game is tipping at 11 ET. So the sleepy Pirates will struggle late and California will cover the 18.5 in Berkeley. Simple stuff.
North Carolina's Hall of Fame coach, Roy Williams, scheduled a game at Northern Iowa so that senior Marcus Paige could play a game near his hometown of Marion, Iowa. But a preseason injury means Paige won't be healthy enough to play -- though he might be recognized in some creative way.
SMU was the supposed frontrunner in the American, but what can we expect from a Mustangs team that's ineligible for the postseason because of NCAA violations?
A special Friday edition of the Viewer's Guide will focus on one of the best days of college hoops all season, the Friday of Conference Tourney week.
The Wildcats didn't just beat VCU, they beat them down in an impressive win.
Xavier held off Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout to help keep the Musketeers tournament hopes alive.
The best rivalry in college basketball tips off again on Wednesday, as the Duke Blue Devils meet the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Both Villanova and St. John's will look to avoid disastrous starts to their Big East seasons on Tuesday. Also, Minnesota needs a big win over Ohio State.
SMU and Cincinnati are looking strong in the American Athletic Conference, but the league has plenty of teams who could contend for the title.
The AAC is entering an important three week stretch that could ultimately turn the the conference into a one-bid league.

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